[Air-L] Tenure Track Position in Critical Internet Studies-Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Andrew Herman aherman at wlu.ca
Thu Feb 10 11:35:30 PST 2011

WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY: The Department of Communication Studies invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2011, and subject to budgetary approval.

We are seeking a communication studies scholar whose research is in critical internet studies.  The preferred candidates will have a strong research record and a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, especially at the undergraduate level.  More specifically, their scholarship will address critical social, cultural, and media theory and will be located in at least one of the following three areas:

*	The Internet, politics and the constitution of publics. Specific topics of research may include hacktivism; social movements; net activism; social media and political communication;
*	Critical studies of Internet policy. Specific topics of research may include governmentalities of the Internet and World Wide Web; broadband and media convergence; net neutralities, privacies, and intellectual properties; network protocols and device standards;
*	Critical analysis of the “new information economy” and Internet/Web centric corporations.

Candidates will be expected to teach CS101 Mass Communication in Canada, and two or more of the following: CS260 Communication, Culture, Policy; CS322 Gender, Communication and Culture; CS333 Alternative Media; and will be expected to contribute to our curriculum in the area of research methodologies (feminist, internet, participatory action research).  Candidates will also be expected to contribute to our existing undergraduate and graduate programs in terms of teaching and supervision.  

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, official teaching evaluations, two 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.  Applications must be received in the Communication Studies Office by MARCH 22, 2011

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. We welcome 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.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

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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