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[Commlist] Tenure-Track Position in Racism and Digital Media at Carleton (Communication and Media Studies)

Tue Oct 13 18:58:39 GMT 2020

Please see the posting below for a position in *Racism and Digital Media. *You can find the full ad here: <>

*About the Position:*________

The School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary, tenure track appointment in Racism and Digital Media at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2021.________

Waves of anti-carceral and racial justice protests are illuminating the crisis of systemic racism and inequality in Canada and the United States. Although digital media platforms have enabled rapid and successful organization of social movements pushing for racial equality, they have also helped uphold hate, intolerance and white supremacy. We seek a talented, publicly engaged scholar whose research provokes challenging and necessary conversations about the linkages between racism and digital media. Candidates whose scholarship is situated in either historical or contemporary contexts, and those working in any of the discipline’s theoretical and methodological traditions, are encouraged to apply.________

Preference will be given to those doing research in any of the following areas:________

  * media and communication campaigns by anti-carceral and racial
    justice movements;________
  * anti-oppression, decolonial and intersectional theories of media and
    communication, including the study of race’s intersectionality with
    gender, sexuality, immigrant status, religion, etc.;________
  * algorithmic surveillance and control of Black, Indigenous and/or
    other racialized people and communities;________
  * toxic media ecosystems and racist discourse; and/or________
  * the creation by multinational media corporations of a racialized
    precariat labour class.________

Carleton University’s Strategic Integrated Plan <> highlights the importance of place and convergence in pursuing, mobilizing and sharing knowledge. The traditions that inform the successful candidate’s scholarship and teaching will allow for contributions to scholarly and public conversations about the complicated histories of racism that inform the “placeness” of Ottawa, Canada and Carleton, and the role of media in reflecting, shaping and providing spaces for resisting racializing structures and cultural practices.________


*About the Academic Unit:*________

Communication and Media Studies (COMS) <> is one of Canada’s top research-intensive programs in the field. Faculty members are leaders in their areas of scholarship and are committed to a progressive intellectual agenda.________



Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Communication or a related discipline by the start of the appointment. Exceptional ABD candidates may be considered. Qualified candidates will possess an emerging record of high-quality research that demonstrates potential for excellence and leadership, and those who can demonstrate strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at the undergraduate and graduate levels.________


*Application Instructions:*________

Qualified applicants are asked to submit in one single PDF document:________

  * A cover letter that summarizes their research program and teaching
    experience, how they envision contributing to the intellectual life
    of the COMS program, and how equity, inclusion and diversity informs
    their scholarship and pedagogy. Candidates are asked to identify if
    they are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.________
  * Current curriculum vitae________
  * One writing sample, which may include sole- or lead-authored journal
    articles or book chapters, or other examples of scholarly writing
that demonstrate the applicant’s research and writing abilities.________
  * A teaching dossier that includes a brief statement of teaching
    philosophy, as well as evidence of university teaching experience
    and effectiveness. ________

Please email your application package to Melanie Leblanc, Administrator, School of Journalism and Communication at (melanie.leblanc /at/ <mailto:(melanie.leblanc /at/>by no later than November 27, 2020. Questions should be directed to Dr. Joshua Greenberg, Director, School of Journalism and Communication: (joshua.greenberg /at/ <mailto:(joshua.greenberg /at/>________

Candidates selected to proceed to the next phase of the search process will be asked to provide 3 letters of reference and should plan for this possibility.____

To see the full posting for this position, please visit <>.*____*


*About Carleton University:**____*

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. To learn more about our university, please visit <>____

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.____

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.____

/All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval./____

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