[Air-l] Bell Globemedia Research Chair at Ryerson University ... (fwd)

Ed Lamoureux ell at hilltop.bradley.edu
Thu Mar 7 14:32:56 PST 2002

forgive the cross-posting...but I figure folks on this list need to know
about this.....

Edward Lee Lamoureux, Ph. D.
Associate Professor, 
Speech Communication and Multimedia
Editor, Journal of Communication and Religion
Bradley University
Peoria IL 61625
ell at bradley.edu
Fax: 309-677-3446

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Subject: Bell Globemedia Research Chair at Ryerson University ...

Canada's leading university for applied education with over 40
career-oriented undergraduate and graduate programs, distinguished by their
relevant curriculum and applied research, scholarly and creative
activities. Canada's largest Continuing Education Division, offering
courses and certificates for personal and professional development.

Bell Globemedia Research Chair

The Faculty of Communication & Design at Ryerson University is seeking
candidates for the newly created Bell Globemedia Research Chair in
Convergence and the Creative Use of Advanced Technology. The establishment
of this prestigious endowed Chair reflects the commitment of Bell
Globemedia and CTV, Inc. to support pioneering applied research in
technology-driven media programming and content development. The
appointment is intended to contribute to the Faculty's objective of
expanding its research excellence in electronic communications, a field in
which it is widely recognized as an educational leader. To this end, the
Chair is expected to bring to the University an outstanding research
program that addresses the interrelationship of technology and content in
the context of technological and industrial convergence.

We seek an individual who will build upon an already distinguished record
of published research in communication technologies common to broadcasting,
new media production and broadband and wireless delivery systems and who
will conduct research and initiate projects that advance the potential
creative applications of new technologies as they progress toward the
marketplace. Original research outcomes such as new production techniques,
programming paradigms or new prototypes in emerging media are anticipated.
It is expected that in the course of this research the Chair will develop
industry partnerships and strong North American and international linkages
with other research initiatives.

The Chair, appointed for a five-year renewable term, carries with it a
permanent full-time position in the School of Radio and Television Arts and
is viewed as an integral component of current and future graduate programs
housed within the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Graduate School for Advanced
Communications. The Chair will acquire external funding to conduct
innovative research, spearhead interdisciplinary research initiatives and
supervise Masters and Ph.D. students in addition to teaching a one-term
undergraduate and one-term graduate course annually.

Candidates will possess academic qualifications and research
accomplishments commensurate with appointment at the rank of Full
Professor. A Ph.D. in a suitable discipline (e.g. engineering, computer
science, communications systems/technology) is required. The successful
candidate will have a strong international research profile and a
demonstrated ability to promote research activity, attract research funding
and mentor other researchers. Preferred qualifications include experience
in postgraduate teaching and supervision, and creative experience related
to broadcasting, media production, or other forms of artistic activity.

The preferred commencement date for this position, which is subject to
budgetary approval, is January 1, 2003. Applications will include a
curriculum vitae, copies of a minimum of three peer-reviewed publications
that represent the candidate's most significant lifetime research
contributions, a letter outlining a proposed research plan, and the names
and contact information of five individuals familiar with the candidate's
previous research accomplishments. Please correspond to the Office of the
Dean, Faculty of Communication & Design, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria
Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3. Tel: 416-979-5012. Review of
applications will begin March 31, 2002, and continue until the position is

Ryerson University has an employment equity program and encourages
applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples,
persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women. Members
of designated groups are encouraged to self-identity. All qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent
residents will be given priority.

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