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[ecrea] Assoc. Prof Opp: Beaverbrook Chair in Media, Ethics, and Communications in the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill

Thu May 24 16:30:06 GMT 2018

*Application Deadline:*	 2018/06/30

McGill University seeks applications to the *Beaverbrook Chair in Media, Ethics, and Communications*, to be based in the Max Bell School of Public Policy within the Faculty of Arts. The successful candidate will have the academic credentials required for a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor. Salary will be negotiable, according to qualifications and experience.

The ideal candidate will be a recognized expert in the relationship between media, technology, and democracy. In particular, the candidate will have a deep understanding of how our evolving technological infrastructure -- including digital platforms, advertising technologies, and artificial intelligence -- are driving changes in both the journalism and the broader media ecosystem.

The holder of the Chair will also be actively engaged in the policy process, with an appreciation for how the relevant policies are developed, promoted, and implemented. The candidate will have an appreciation for the value of public scholarship in this area, and how it can both supplement peer-reviewed work and enhance the realm of policy making. Capacity to communicate in French is considered a definite asset.

The successful candidate will report to the Director of the Max Bell School of Public Policy and will contribute to the academic activities of the School, especially the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program. The successful candidate will teach, mentor students, develop and promote research, and promote a shared vision that will engage and motivate collaborators and stakeholders in support of the School’s programs.

The holder of the Beaverbrook Chair will play a leading role in a major new project on media, technology, and democracy currently being built at the Max Bell School. As a nexus for ongoing research into the evolving interplay between the media, politics and democracy, the project’s overarching goal will be to serve as a hub of outreach, debate, applied research, and public engagement around evolving media-democracy issues.

Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. The application and the letters of reference must be uploaded directly at The position start date is January 1, 2019.  Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  Inquiries about this position may be sent to the Office Manager of the Max Bell School: . <mailto:(adriana.goreta /at/>

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) by email or phone at 514-398-1660.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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