Academic Employment Opportunity

Culture & Media Studies

UNB Fredericton

Competition #:#16-34Closing Date:Consideration of applications will begin on June 23, 2017, and remain open until the position is filled.


The Dept. of Culture & Media Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick (Canada), invites applications for a nine-month limited term appointment in Media and Culture at the rank of Instructor. The start date of the position is Aug. 1, 2017.
We seek a candidate with a PhD in Media Studies (or a related discipline) completed at the time of application. An active research profile in the field of media and cultural studies, and an excellent teaching record are required. The candidate’s area of specialization should also contribute to the department’s strengths in film studies and film production and/or game studies and game design. Candidates’ experience in the media arts and content creation would be an asset.
The teaching assignment will include our departmental first year offering (MAAC/CCS 1021 Introduction to Culture, Arts, & Media), two sections of the foundational undergraduate course in film studies (MAAC 2022 The Art of Film) as well as three other media studies courses related to their specific areas of specialization. The successful candidate's research and teaching areas will contribute to the existing departmental areas of specialization and add to the core cultural studies curriculum shared between our Media Arts & Cultures and Comparative Cultural Studies programs.
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 of media 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 today’s 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 a focus that is international and comparative 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 contexts and representations, 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 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, Please note: writing samples, teaching dossiers, and sample syllabi will be requested of those selected for further consideration by the hiring committee, if needed.
Consideration of applications will begin on June 23, 2017, and remain open until the position is filled.
Position is subject to final budgetary approval.

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