[Air-L] Tenure Track Job in Communications/New Media/Digital Culture (Canada)

Andrew Herman aherman at wlu.ca
Thu Sep 23 11:51:22 PDT 2010

New Media and Digital Culture



WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY: The Department of Communication Studies invites applications for a tenure track position in New Media and Digital Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2011 subject to budgetary approval. Within this subject area, we are particularly interested in candidates whose areas of scholarly expertise and teaching experience include at least one of the following:

1) Media History/Media Archaeology; 2) Medium Theory and Materialist Media Studies (Sound/Visuality/Haptics); 3) Media spatialities and temporalities;

The successful candidate will: have a strong grounding in a range of research methods; be able to teach CS 100-Introduction to Media History and CS 325-Digital Media and Culture; be able to develop new courses at the undergraduate level and contribute to our growing graduate programming in terms of teaching and supervision; have a record of publications: and be able to work with different communities of practice relevant to Communication Studies outside of the university. An ability and willingness to develop and teach courses in research methods would be an asset.

Applicants must have a completed PhD in Communication Studies or a cognate discipline by the time of the appointment. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi, three samples of publications, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three academic references to Dr. Andrew Herman, Chair, Department of Communication Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5 by November 15, 2010.

All qualified candidates are urged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible minority. Members of the designated groups wishing to be considered for employment equity must self-identify, in confidence, to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Dr. Michael Carroll. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Andrew Herman, Ph. D.
Associate Professor and Chairperson
Department of Communication Studies
Graduate Program in Cultural Analysis and Social Theory
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5
519 884-1970 x3693

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