Academic Employment Opportunity

Department of Culture and Media Studies

UNB Fredericton


Competition #:#17-10Closing Date:Closing Date for Applications: Nov. 15, 2017.

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DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE AND MEDIA STUDIES
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, MEDIA AND CULTURE
 
The Department of Culture and Media Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick (Canada), invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Media and Culture. The start date of the position is July 1, 2018.
 
We seek a candidate with a PhD in Media Studies (or a related discipline) completed at the time of application. The candidate’s area of specialization should contribute to the department’s strengths in film studies and film production and/or game studies and game design. An active research profile in the field of media and cultural studies, and an excellent teaching record are also required. Candidates’ experience in the media arts and content creation would be an asset.
 
The successful candidate's research and teaching areas will strengthen the existing departmental areas of specialization and help develop the core curriculum shared between the department’s Media Arts & Cultures program and its Comparative Cultural Studies program. Teaching assignments will include foundational undergraduate courses in media studies, film studies, game studies, media production and/or popular culture as well as new courses related to candidates’ specific areas of specialization. The successful candidate will contribute actively to curriculum development within the department in shaping the future of media and cultural studies at UNB.
 
Situated in the Dept. of Culture & Media Studies at UNB, Media Arts & Cultures is an interdisciplinary program that combines critical and creative work, encouraging students to become both scholars and authors of media. Bringing together perspectives from the social sciences, humanities, and fine arts, and grounded in the Canadian tradition of communication studies, it is built around the assumption that critical thinking about contemporary media cultures benefits significantly from practical experience with the processes and technologies of cultural production. In its third year of implementation, Comparative Cultural Studies is a program with an international and comparative focus that invites students to pursue the study of culture and cultural expression as significant meaning making in our world. Students learn about culture(s) and arts across time and geographic origin, in a range of representations and contexts, through practical and theoretical perspectives.
 
Applicants are asked to submit a letter of application and a C.V. (in either PDF or Word formats) electronically to cams@unb.ca. In addition, candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent electronically under separate cover to the attention of Dr. Sophie Lavoie, Chair, Dept. of Culture & Media Studies, UNB Fredericton, cams@unb.ca. Please note: writing samples, teaching dossiers, and sample syllabi will be requested only from those selected for further consideration by the hiring committee.
Position is subject to final budgetary approval. Closing Date for Applications: Nov. 15, 2017.
 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants should indicate current citizen status.

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