Department of Social Sciences: Assistant Professor

Academic Employment Opportunity #19-32

UNB Saint John

Closing Date: Review of applications will commence on February 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Social Science at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John invites applications for a three-year term appointment in Communication Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence on July 1st, 2020 and is subject to budgetary approval.

Candidates must have a PhD in Communications or a related discipline with their primary area of research specialization focusing on Social Media. Expertise in one or more of the following areas would also be desirable: digital narrative, promotional culture, internet culture, public discourse. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in application, theoretical and critical perspectives on Social Media, the changing Public Sphere, digital media and other courses, as per the needs of the Department. Teaching duties will be linked to the department's new Certificate in Social Media. A relevant research agenda is required. The successful candidate will be expected to be engaged in a program of research, scholarly, or creative activity within their area of expertise for the duration of this term appointment.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the university's graduate program in Interdisciplinary Studies. The Department of Social Science offers major, double-major, and minor programs in Communication Studies.

Review of applications will commence on February 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, research plan and three letters of reference.

Applications and references can be sent via email to the Department of Social Science at or mail to:

University of New Brunswick

Department of Social Science

100 Tucker Park road

Saint John, NB E2L 4L5

Other questions concerning this position may be directed to Prof. Dann Downes Chair, Department of Social Science

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.