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[ecrea] Two tenure track appointments at McMaster University
Thu Sep 27 13:46:05 GMT 2018
The Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia at
McMaster University invites applications from qualified candidates for
two tenure-track appointments in Critical Media and Communication
Studies to commence July 1, 2019, at the rank of Assistant Professor.
We are seeking applicants whose primary area of research is in Critical
Race, Ethnicity, and/or Indigenous Studies in close intersection
with one or some of the following areas: Queer/Trans Theory, Critical
Disability Studies, Social/Environmental Justice, Post/Anti-colonial
and/or Transnational Studies, Critical Data and Internet Studies, and/or
Critical Media Studies.
The successful candidates will have a completed PhD in
Communication Studies (or cognate area). Candidates’ application
materials should demonstrate a record of research success and
potential to become a leading scholar in their field and to attract
research funding. Previous experience teaching at the university level
in Communication Studies is preferred.
Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses
in Communication Studies and graduate courses and supervision in our
MA program in Communication & New Media and our new PhD program in
Communication, New Media & Cultural Studies. Applicants should identify
undergraduate courses they are qualified to teach in our Communication
Housed in the Faculty of Humanities, the Department of Communication
Studies and Multimedia is home to two BA Honours programs; the
MA program in Communication and New Media; the McMaster-Syracuse Master
of Communications Management program; and, jointly with the Department
of English and Cultural Studies, the PhD program in Communication, New
Media & Cultural Studies.
The successful applicants will join a vibrant intellectual community at
McMaster, an internationally ranked and comprehensive
university committed to inclusion, collaboration, community
engagement, and anti-oppressive practices. Communication Studies and
Multimedia faculty boast dynamic research profiles spanning a wide
range of fields, including digital and media studies; intellectual
property; critical race, gender and queer studies; sound studies;
popular music studies; international communication; political economy;
environmental humanities; audience studies; experimental video;
virtual worlds; digital game studies; live coding; physical computing;
human computer interaction; and professional communication. CSMM
also hosts the Centre for Networked Media and Performance, the Networked
Imagination Laboratory, Pulse Lab, the Communications Governance
Observatory, and the MacGRID Simulation Research Forum. As well, there
are opportunities to engage with the numerous McMaster research and
study centres including: the Indigenous Research Institute, the Gender
Studies and Feminist Research Program, MacData, the Sherman Centre for
Digital Scholarship, the Institute on Globalization and the Human
Condition, the McMaster Centre for Scholarship in the Public Interest,
and the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA).
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however,
Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Hiring Manager: Dr. Andrew Mactavish
Chair, Department of Communication Studies & Multimedia
McMaster University, Faculty of Humanities, Togo Salmon Hall 330
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4M2
How To Apply
Application package should include: a cover letter (addressing
research, teaching and administrative experience), curriculum vitae,
writing sample of no more than 20 pages, and the names and
contact information of three referees whom the department may contact.
Applicants are asked to describe, within their letter of application,
their commitment to and demonstrated experience in research
and teaching, and in advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in
university or community settings. At a later stage in the selection
process, additional documentation may be requested.
Materials sent from applicants must be submitted through
the University’s electronic portal at www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/
<http://www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/>(Job ID 22607). Queries should
be addressed to Dr. Andrew Mactavish, Chair, Department of Communication
Studies and Multimedia at (cmstdir /at/ mcmaster.ca) <mailto:(cmstdir /at/ mcmaster.ca)>.
Applications received by November 15, 2018 will be assured of
full consideration; however, applications will continue to be considered
until the position is filled. For information about the
Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia, see
Employment Equity Statement
In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a
Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of
respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to
employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our
innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching
excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our
commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified
candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications
from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit
peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job
applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process
should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext.
222-HR (22247) to communicate accommodation needs.
To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the
University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as
either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens.
Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current
citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following
Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
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