[Air-L] CRC, Feminist Media Studies, Concordia Univ., Montreal

lshade at alcor.concordia.ca lshade at alcor.concordia.ca
Thu Jul 9 10:50:32 PDT 2009

FYi and feel free to pass along! Thanks, leslie
--Leslie Regan Shade, Associate Professor
Concordia Univ., Dept. of Communication Studies

Concordia University
Canada Research Chair in Feminist Media Studies
Department of Communication Studies

Concordia University’s Faculty of Arts and Science is the third largest
academic faculty in Canada. Home to 27 academic units, the Faculty is
leading Montreal’s Concordia University to the forefront of research and
graduate education in Quebec and Canada. Recognized for innovative
research in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences, the Faculty’s
Department of Communication Studies invites applications for a Tier II
Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Feminist Media Studies. This position is
directly linked to priority areas in Concordia University’s Strategic
Research Plan (2008-12):

Communication Studies seeks a dynamic and visionary researcher who will
engage in cutting-edge scholarship and/or research-creation. The CRC in
Feminist Media Studies will play a vital leadership role in stimulating
interdisciplinary research and/or creation within the contemporary climate
of globalization, transnational migration, pervasive economic inequities,
the widespread production, circulation and cross-national consumption of
cultural commodities, and amidst rapid shifts in technological mediation.

Candidates of interest will have a promising record of scholarly/creative
achievement within the broad area of feminist media studies, an ability to
articulate and realize an exceptional, long-term research agenda, and have
a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary and collaborative research.
The ideal candidate will develop an exemplary scholarly and creative
presence, complement and enrich research and scholarship among faculty and
graduate students, and participate in local and international research

Potential research areas include: diasporic identities and migratory
experiences; media democracy and community practices; transnational media;
social justice issues; indigenous media; media and health; new media
technologies; photography and visual culture.

The goal of the CRC program is to ensure that Canadian universities
“achieve the highest levels of research excellence to become world-class
research centres in the global, knowledge-based economy.” Concordia
University’s academic culture celebrates research, creativity, and the
transfer of knowledge in many ways that are ideal for today’s innovation
driven society. The strategic deployment of CRCs is an integral part of
Concordia’s overall plan to promote and develop its research enterprise.
(Please refer to the CRC website for detailed information about the
program: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/)

In order to successfully compete for a CRC award candidates are expected
to have an outstanding and innovative research program, and the ability to
attract excellent graduate students. Tier II CRCs will be “exceptional
emerging researchers” who at an early phase of their careers (i.e., within
10 years of completing their PhD), have demonstrated the promise of a
strong research profile and the potential to be leaders in their field.

Tier II CRCs are awarded for five years and are renewable once. These
positions offer an attractive salary, an annual research stipend, reduced
teaching loads, and the opportunity to apply for start-up infrastructure
through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Leaders Opportunity
Fund (LOF).

The successful candidate for the CRC position in Feminist Media Studies
will, in the first instance, be offered an unconditional tenure-track
appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, as
appropriate. The candidate will be required to work with the Department
and the Faculty to prepare the formal CRC nomination according to the CRC
program guidelines. The University will submit the nomination to the CRC
Secretariat at the earliest opportunity.

Founded in 1965, the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia
University is Canada’s oldest degree-granting department in the
discipline. The Department offers programs leading to the BA, Graduate
Diploma, MA, and PhD degrees. The undergraduate degree in Communication
Studies is highly regarded for its integration of media production and
critical theoretical perspectives. We are the only institution in Canada
to offer an undergraduate program in Communication and Cultural Studies,
and a graduate diploma in Communication. Our MA in Media Studies is unique
in its structure and focus, and our bilingual, inter-university PhD
program offers access to a wide range of resources and expertise. In
keeping with Concordia's mission, the Department fosters inclusivity in
its research, curriculum, and teaching practices, and is committed to
serving the needs of a diverse student population. Montreal, where both
Concordia campuses are located, is a world-class city of over 3 million
people, offering a rich and diverse cultural life, and the intellectual
stimulation of four major universities. In addition, the city is a major
site of innovation and excellence in emerging digital media technologies,
with significant government and private industry support. Candidates are
encouraged to visit our departmental website for additional information
concerning our programs and priorities: http://comm.concordia.ca/.

Applications must consist of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae,
copies of recent publications, a statement of research achievements as
well as a detailed research proposal appropriate to the goals and
objectives of the CRC program, a statement of teaching
philosophy/interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates
must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to:

Prof. Rae Staseson, Chair,
Department of Communication Studies,
Concordia University,
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd.,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3G 1M8

This tenure-track position, linked to the CRC appointment, will begin July
1, 2010. The University will nominate the successful candidate to the CRC
Secretariat at the earliest opportunity according to the guidelines of the
CRC program. Candidates for the position must have a completed PhD. Review
of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled. All applications should reach the department no later
than November 2, 2009. No electronic applications will be accepted. All
inquiries about the position should be directed to Professor Staseson
(Rae.Staseson at concordia.ca).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian
citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
Concordia University is committed to employment equity.

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