|ACADEMIC JOB POSTINGS
| Communication and Culture | University of Toronto
Deadline: December 1, 2006
The Institute of Communication and Culture, University of Toronto at
Mississauga seeks applications for a tenure-stream Assistant professor
in Asian New Media, Visual Culture and Contemporary Art. Applicants from a
variety of disciplines are invited to apply. The position entails
undergraduate teaching at the Mississauga campus and a graduate
appointment at the St. George campus. Application deadline: December 1.
For details see the webpage.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its
community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority
group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members
of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further
diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to
apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given
| Miami University-Ohio
Deadline: December 1, 2006
The Women's Studies Program at Miami University invites applications
for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Women's Studies
and a Social Science, beginning in August 2007. The person appointed
will teach introductory, upper-level undergraduate, and graduate
courses in Women's Studies and a Social Science department:
Economics, Communications, Sociology, Political Science, or
Psychology. We prefer applicants whose work is interdisciplinary
and focuses on transnational feminism. We are especially interested
in applicants with research interests in Chicana, Latina, or South
Asian studies. Ph.D. in Women's Studies or a Social Science field by
August, 2007 required. Please provide a letter of application that
discusses your research and teaching interests and experience, c.v.,
evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation
to Cheryl Johnson, Director of Women's Studies, 120 MacMillan Hall,
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 45056. Applications must be received
by December 1, 2006. Miami University is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and
student body. A list of benefits for faculty, including their family
members or same sex-domestic partners, can be found at
http://www.units.muohio.edu/prs/benefits/ . For information
regarding campus crime
and safety, visit www.muohio.edu/righttoknow (hard copy upon request).
| Media Culture | Hampshire College
Deadline: December 1, 2006
Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Media Culture.
We are seeking candidates whose work concentrates on contemporary media studies and media cultures. The ideal candidate will offer critical and theoretical approaches to diverse streams of media (television, video, film, radio, print, sound, new media, the internet, etc.) in their local, national, and global circulation. The search is aimed at scholars who study media as technologies and symbolic systems that participate in the production of categories such as race, class, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality.
Candidates must be able to teach the critical analysis of popular and corporate media culture. Other research and teaching interests might include: grassroots media activism and alternative media; internet cultures and communities; globalization and cultural imperialism. Other interests are welcome. Located in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies, this position will draw students from programs in film, video, photography, philosophy, critical theory, literature, art history, cultural studies, and performance studies.
Hampshire College is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
Position begins July 1, 2007. Doctorate and demonstrated effectiveness in teaching are required. We offer a competitive salary and benefit program. Application review will be begin on December 1, 2006 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest describing teaching and scholarly interests, curriculum vita, sample of written work (25-page limit), a list of courses you would be prepared to teach in the coming year (as well as syllabi, where available, or course descriptions) and three letters of recommendation to:
Media Culture Search Committee
School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies
893 West Street
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
Two Tenure-Track Positions
| Global Studies | Wilfrid Laurier University
Deadline: December 3, 2006
1. Youth Cultures position
The Global Studies Program at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo Ontario invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the Assistant Professor level, subject to budgetary approval commencing July 1, 2007. Applicants should have teaching experience and research expertise in the area of youth cultures (including children) with a specialization in the global dimensions of the visual and performing arts, music, film, literature, cyberculture, or architecture. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the Globalization and Cultures stream in the Global Studies program. The program would like to expand to include specialists outside the spheres of Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample publications, a teaching dossier, and the names and contact information of three professional referees. Please send applications packages by mail to: Dr. Leonard Friesen, Chair, Global Studies Department, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3C5. Applications must be received no later than Friday December 3, 2006. Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified individuals 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. Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Dr. David Docherty.
2. Global Governance/Contemporary Identities position
The Global Studies Program at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo Ontario invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor levels, subject to budgetary approval, commencing July 1, 2007. Applicants should have teaching and research expertise related to the study of contemporary identities and the relationships which shape global governance, including non-governmental and non-state actors. Topics could cover such areas as the concept and condition of postcoloniality; empires and histories; modernisation, knowledge and progress; collective memory and resistance; the role of non-governmental and non-state actors. We are especially interested in candidates with a multidisciplinary perspective rooted in the Humanities. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the undergraduate level in Global Studies and at the graduate level in the joint Wilfrid Laurier University - University of Waterloo Ph.D. Program in International Governance - which is currently in the approval process. The program would like to expand to include specialists outside the spheres of Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample publications, a teaching dossier, and the names and contact information of three professional referees. Please send applications packages by mail to: Dr. Leonard Friesen, Chair, Global Studies Department, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3C5. Applications must be received no later than Friday December 3, 2006. Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified individuals 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. Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Dr. David Docherty.
| School of Journalism | Ryerson University NEW
Deadline: February 12, 2007
The School of Journalism has a tradition of excellence and innovation in professionally oriented education dating back more than half a century. Toronto offers a dynamic, competitive media environment and a rich cultural diversity. In September 2007, the School will accept the first applicants into its new Master of Journalism program and launch a new curriculum for its acclaimed Bachelor of Journalism degree.
The School seeks to appoint two tenure-track faculty members to begin duties in September 2007.
Appointments are normally made at the Assistant Professor level, but applicants with appropriate credentials will be considered for appointment at the Associate Professor level. The successful applicants will be required to: teach journalism courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level; supervise individual graduate students in the development of a thesis-equivalent major project; carry on scholarly, research and creative activity in line with School, Faculty and University requirements; enhance the School's ability to deliver a quality education in journalism by working on curricular development and advising on technical requirements; work closely and collegially with colleagues on school affairs.
Position A: In this position, the successful candidate will teach the graduate course in Urban Politics and Society for Journalists as well as other journalism courses, primarily at the graduate level. Extensive experience in reporting, commentary or analysis of urban issues and local government is required. The successful applicant may have experience or training in public policy or urban planning as well as journalism.
Position B: The successful applicant will be a versatile professional able to teach core undergraduate courses in journalistic craft, and contribute to the graduate program. This position requires extensive experience in broadcast journalism, including television news or current affairs. Additional experience in online journalism is an asset.
Both positions require an up-to-date knowledge of Canadian news-industry requirements and expectations, and the ability to contribute to the School's mission of delivering a high-quality professional education in journalism. This will normally be demonstrated by a sustained record of excellence working in journalism, preferably within the last 10 years. Teaching experience at the university level is preferred, and a postgraduate degree is required. As the School seeks to augment its externally funded research activities, a doctoral degree is preferred, but those with strong industry and/or teaching credentials possessing a master's degree or equivalent will receive full consideration.
The successful candidates will possess either a research track record or the aptitude and skills needed to embark immediately on a research program.
Applications, including a full curriculum vitae, samples of recent publication or journalistic activity, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, the names and addresses of three references, and indicating the desired position (A or B), must be received no later than February 12, 2007, by:
Appointments Committee, School of Journalism, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3. Both positions will remain open until filled.
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-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
| Art History/Visual Culture | Harlow Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland NEW
Deadline: February 15, 2007
Art History/Visual Culture Tenure Stream Position at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing August 1, 2007.
A completed earned doctorate is required for the appointee to receive the rank of Assistant Professor and to be in a tenure-track position. (If a successful candidate has not completed an earned doctorate, he/she shall be appointed to a regular term, non-renewable three-year appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. If the candidate completes all the requirements for the doctorate during the first 24 months of his or her term appointment, he or she shall begin a tenure-track appointment following completion of the requirements of the degree).
All positions are subject to budgetary approval.
Art History/Visual Culture: Position in art history/visual culture with a focus in one of the following: Canadian, Contemporary/Postmodern, Modern (20th Century), Time-Based/New Media. This position will expand the existing Visual Culture/Art History component of the Visual Arts Program. Applications from those with an interdisciplinary background, Global/Post-Colonial or First Nations/Aboriginal specialization are also encouraged. Applicants will be involved with the future development of visual culture/art history programming and links with the Theater, Humanities and Historical Studies programs. There is potential for the applicant to become involved with the Department's current visual-culture programming at Memorial's Campus in Harlow, England. The successful candidate will demonstrate a balance of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and research/scholarly/creative activities.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.
Deadline for receipt of applications is February 15, 2007. A letter of interest can be faxed or emailed and is required by the deadline, c.v. and dossier may be sent under separate cover.
A letter of application along with a curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, and the names of three references should be sent to:
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Memorial University of Newfoundland
Corner Brook, NL
Phone: (709) 637-6231, Fax: (709) 637-6218
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College is a small (1300 student) liberal arts and science institution and the Corner Brook Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland. At Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, our emphasis is on a small-class environment and teaching excellence in distinctive multi- and interdisciplinary program with four-year Bachelor's degrees in Arts, Fine Arts, Science, and Nursing. Corner Brook (population 22,000) is a safe and friendly city with excellent recreation and cultural facilities, situated in an area of great natural beauty. The city is some 80 kilometers from Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and 10 kilometers from Marble Mountain, one of Eastern Canada's premier downhill ski resorts.
| Film & Media Studies | University of Lethbridge NEW
Deadline: February 28, 2007
The Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for a three-year term appointment (convertible to tenure-track) at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Film, Television and/or New Media Studies, commencing July 1, 2007, and subject to Board of Governor's approval.
Specific focuses for teaching might include film and television studies, cinema/television history, movements, genre, and subjects relating to new media. Secondary interests can include: media studies, visual culture, popular culture studies, or experimental cinema. Applicants should have a PhD in film studies (or a closely related subject area) as well and having, or demonstrate the potential for, a distinguished and active program of research and publication and teaching. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach broadly-based introductory courses in film and television studies, as well as more specialized senior courses, participate in curriculum and program planning, as well as to participate in community film screenings.
The Faculty of Fine Arts offers an interdisciplinary and dynamic learning environment for undergraduate students in Art, Music, New Media and Theatre and Dramatic Arts. A graduate program (M.F.A.) is currently being planned and the successful candidate would be expected to lead the development of a film and television studies curriculum in New Media and Drama. For more information on the University of Lethbridge please visit our website at www.uleth.ca
Candidates should include a letter of application, a complete curriculum vitae (with full contact information, including phone numbers and e-mail address), a writing sample (20-page maximum), three letters of reference, and, if available, a teaching dossier and evaluations of teaching performance. Candidates are responsible for ensuring that official copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and letters of reference from three named referees, are sent directly to the Dean of Fine Arts. The closing date for applications is February 28, 2007. All materials should be sent to:
Dr. C.J. Skinner, Dean
Faculty of Fine Arts
The University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4
Tel: (403) 329-2155
Fax: (403) 382-7127 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The University is an equal opportunity employer. The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University is an inclusive and equitable campus encouraging applications from qualified women and men including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.
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