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Tenure-Track position in Information and Communications Technologies Policy

Posted: July 11th, 2012

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Home to 27 departments, colleges, schools and institutes, the Faculty of Arts and Science is leading Concordia University to the forefront of research and graduate education in Quebec and Canada. Recognized for innovative research in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences, the Faculty’s renowned Department of Communication Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position in Information and Communications Technologies Policy.

We are seeking a dynamic, active and ambitious researcher, working in two or more of the following areas: telecommunications policy; internet governance; political economy of ICT industries; social uses of ICTs; targeted policy issues including privacy, copyright, and intellectual property; international and global ICT policy. A broad understanding of Canadian media policy is highly desirable, and experience with graduate supervision – particularly at the doctoral level – is an asset. In addition to a promising record of scholarly achievement within the broad domain of ICT Policy, candidates of interest will be able to clearly articulate their long-term research agenda together with relevant funding goals and opportunities. The ideal candidate will compliment established strengths in our Department and the University, and will be well positioned to actively participate in national and international ICT Policy research networks.

Founded in 1965, the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University is Canada’s oldest degree-granting department in the discipline. The Department offers programs leading to the BA, Graduate Diploma, MA, and PhD degrees. The undergraduate degree in Communication Studies is highly regarded for its integration of media production and critical theoretical perspectives. We are the only institution in Canada to offer an undergraduate program in Communication and Cultural Studies, and a graduate diploma in Communication Studies. Our MA in Media Studies is unique in its structure and focus, and our bilingual, inter-university PhD in Communication offers access to a wide range of resources and expertise. Our PhD students have won numerous awards and scholarships, including two recent Trudeau Foundation Scholarships and a Vanier Scholarship. Our graduates have gone on to become leaders in the media and cultural industries, as producers, directors, and writers, among other roles. Graduates of our PhD have become Canada Research Chairs.

The Department of Communication Studies is a highly active research unit, and we are presently home to three research chairs – Communication Studies, Mobile Media Studies, Game Studies and Design. Our scholars and artists have secured more than three million dollars of research funding since 2010 and we proudly maintain a significant level of engagement with our students and our research. Numerous research groups and research labs make up the Communication Studies community, and we look forward to the addition of a colleague with policy expertise who will contribute to our vibrant research and teaching unit.

In keeping with Concordia’s mission, the Department fosters inclusivity in its research, curriculum, and teaching practices, and is committed to serving the needs of a diverse student population. Montreal is a world-class city of over 3 million people, offering a rich and diverse cultural life, and the intellectual stimulation of four major universities. In addition, the city is a major site of innovation and excellence in emerging digital media technologies, with significant government and private industry support. Candidates are encouraged to visit our departmental website for additional information concerning our programs and priorities.

Applications must consist of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, a statement of research achievements, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the departmental contact. Candidates who have not completed all requirements for a PhD will not be considered.

Prof. Rae Staseson, Chair
Department of Communication Studies
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3G 1M8

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http://coms.concordia.ca/

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for July 1, 2013. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. All applications should reach the department no later than November 1, 2012. All inquiries about the position should be directed to Professor Staseson (email hidden; JavaScript is required). For additional information, please visit our website at artsandscience.concordia.ca. An appointment at a more senior level may also be considered.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity.

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Limited Term Appointments – 2012

Posted: December 6th, 2011

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY

Faculty of Arts and Science

Please Note: The date for submissions has passed. No more applications are being accepted.

The Department of Communication Studies invites applications for 4 limited-term appointments in the following areas: Media Production (two positions); Media Criticism, Policy, and Public Discourse (one position); and Communication/Media History, Critical Theory, and Media Futures(one position).

Media Production (2 positions): we are looking for one individual who will teach intermediate 16mm film, advanced intermedia or advanced video, and foundation courses in film/video; We are looking for another individual who will teach advanced intermedia or advanced video, foundation courses in film/video and foundation courses in sound production. Successful candidates will have an appropriate advanced terminal degree, an active creative practice and portfolio, prior teaching experience and the ability to teach within a Humanities context.

Media Criticism, Policy, and Public Discourse: the successful candidate will teach one section of Media Criticism (core foundation course), and courses at the 300 and 400 level such as: Media Institutions and Policies, Media Policy in Canada, Visual Communication, Definitions of Media and Technology I, and Sexuality and Public Discourse. The successful candidate must have a PhD in Communication Studies or a cognate field (or be very near to completion), and prior teaching experience in a Humanities context.

Communication/Media History, Critical Theory, and Media Futures: The successful candidate will teach both sections of the core foundation course History of Communication and Media, and courses at the 300 and 400 levels such as: Media and Cultural Theory, Media and New Technology, Perspectives on the Information Society, and Media Forecast. The successful candidate must have a PhD in Communication Studies or a cognate field (or be very near to completion), and prior teaching experience in a Humanities context.

Applications should consist of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Prof. Rae Staseson, Chair
Department of Communication Studies – CJ 3.230
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3G 1M8

Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2555
Fax: (514) 848-4257

These positions are subject to budgetary approval and department/unit need. Individuals holding limited-term appointments may be reappointed, given continued funding and need, as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, initial appointments and subsequent reappointments may not exceed 36 months or a span of three consecutive years. They are normally at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, beginning August 15, 2012 and ending May 31, 2013. Successful candidates will normally be expected to teach three courses per semester.

All inquiries should be directed to Professor Rae Staseson at
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Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the required positions have been filled.

All applications must reach departments no later than March 1, 2012.  Electronic applications will not be accepted

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity.

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Canada Research Chair in Feminist Media Studies

Posted: July 8th, 2010

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The Department of Communication Studies invites applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Feminist Media Studies. For this high profile position, we seek a dynamic and visionary researcher who will engage in cutting-edge scholarship and/or research-creation. In addition to a promising record of achievement within the broad domain of feminist media studies, candidates of interest will have embarked upon a substantial long-term research agenda. The ideal candidate will mobilize established strengths in our Department and the University, and be well positioned to actively participate in local, national and international feminist research networks.

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Communications Studies – Limited Term Appointments

Posted: November 30th, 2009

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The Department of Communication Studies invites applications for one limited-term appointment in Media Studies and Criticism and one limited-term appointment in Media Theory and Public Discourse.  Candidates should have a completed, or be near completion of PhD in cognate area.

The Department of Communication Studies invites applications for two limited-term appointments in Media Production. Candidates must have at minimum a terminal graduate degree (MFA) or should have completed, or be near completion of PhD in a cognate area and have a record of professional creative practice.  Successful candidates must be able to teach in at least three areas in film, sound, intermedia, video.

Applications should consist of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants who can teach in other areas are asked to address this in your cover letter and statement of teaching interests.  Candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Professor Rae Staseson, Chair, Department of Communication Studies
c/o Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.,
Montreal, Qc. H3G 1M8
(inquiries only)
http://coms.concordia.ca/

Please note: no electronic applications or support letters will be accepted.

These positions are subject to budgetary approval and department/unit need. Individuals holding limited-term appointments may be reappointed, given continued funding and need, as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, initial appointments and subsequent reappointments may not exceed 36 months or a span of three consecutive years. They are normally at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, beginning August 15, 2010 and ending May 31, 2011. Successful candidates will normally be expected to teach three courses per semester.

All inquiries should be directed to Prof. Staseson at . Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the required position has been filled. All applications should reach the department no later than March 15, 2010.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity.

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Canada Research Chair in Feminist Media Studies

Posted: August 27th, 2009

Please Note: The date for submissions has passed. No more applications are being accepted.

Concordia University
Canada Research Chair in Feminist Media Studies
Department of Communication Studies

Concordia University’s Faculty of Arts and Science is the third largest academic faculty in Canada. Home to 27 academic units, the Faculty is leading Montreal’s Concordia University to the forefront of research and graduate education in Quebec and Canada. Recognized for innovative research in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences, the Faculty’s Department of Communication Studies invites applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Feminist Media Studies. This position is directly linked to priority areas in Concordia University’s Strategic Research Plan (2008-12).

Communication Studies seeks a dynamic and visionary researcher who will engage in cutting-edge scholarship and/or research-creation. The CRC in Feminist Media Studies will play a vital leadership role in stimulating interdisciplinary research and/or creation within the contemporary climate of globalization, transnational migration, pervasive economic inequities, the widespread production, circulation and cross-national consumption of cultural commodities, and amidst rapid shifts in technological mediation.

Candidates of interest will have a promising record of scholarly/creative achievement within the broad area of feminist media studies, an ability to articulate and realize an exceptional, long-term research agenda, and have a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary and collaborative research. The ideal candidate will develop an exemplary scholarly and creative presence, complement and enrich research and scholarship among faculty and graduate students, and participate in local and international research networks.

Potential research areas include: diasporic identities and migratory experiences; media democracy and community practices; transnational media; social justice issues; indigenous media; media and health; new media technologies; photography and visual culture.

The goal of the CRC program is to ensure that Canadian universities “achieve the highest levels of research excellence to become world-class research centres in the global, knowledge-based economy.” Concordia University’s academic culture celebrates research, creativity, and the transfer of knowledge in many ways that are ideal for today’s innovation driven society. The strategic deployment of CRCs is an integral part of Concordia’s overall plan to promote and develop its research enterprise. (Please refer to the CRC website for detailed information about the program: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/)

In order to successfully compete for a CRC award candidates are expected to have an outstanding and innovative research program, and the ability to attract excellent graduate students. Tier II CRCs will be “exceptional emerging researchers” who at an early phase of their careers (i.e., within 10 years of completing their PhD), have demonstrated the promise of a strong research profile and the potential to be leaders in their field.

Tier II CRCs are awarded for five years and are renewable once. These positions offer an attractive salary, an annual research stipend, reduced teaching loads, and the opportunity to apply for start-up infrastructure through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF).

The successful candidate for the CRC position in Feminist Media Studies will, in the first instance, be offered an unconditional tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, as appropriate. The candidate will be required to work with the Department and the Faculty to prepare the formal CRC nomination according to the CRC program guidelines. The University will submit the nomination to the CRC Secretariat at the earliest opportunity.

Founded in 1965, the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University is Canada’s oldest degree-granting department in the discipline. The Department offers programs leading to the BA, Graduate Diploma, MA, and PhD degrees. The undergraduate degree in Communication Studies is highly regarded for its integration of media production and critical theoretical perspectives. We are the only institution in Canada to offer an undergraduate program in Communication and Cultural Studies, and a graduate diploma in Communication. Our MA in Media Studies is unique in its structure and focus, and our bilingual, inter-university PhD program offers access to a wide range of resources and expertise. In keeping with Concordia’s mission, the Department fosters inclusivity in its research, curriculum, and teaching practices, and is committed to serving the needs of a diverse student population. Montreal, where both Concordia campuses are located, is a world-class city of over 3 million people, offering a rich and diverse cultural life, and the intellectual stimulation of four major universities. In addition, the city is a major site of innovation and excellence in emerging digital media technologies, with significant government and private industry support. Candidates are encouraged to visit our departmental website for additional information concerning our programs and priorities: http://coms.concordia.ca/.

Applications must consist of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications, a statement of research achievements as well as a detailed research proposal appropriate to the goals and objectives of the CRC program, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to:

Prof. Rae Staseson, Chair,
Department of Communication Studies,
Concordia University,
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd.,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3G 1M8

This tenure-track position, linked to the CRC appointment, will begin July 1, 2010. The University will nominate the successful candidate to the CRC Secretariat at the earliest opportunity according to the guidelines of the CRC program. Candidates for the position must have a completed PhD. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. All applications should reach the department no later than November 2, 2009. No electronic applications will be accepted. All inquiries about the position should be directed to Professor Staseson ().

Canadian and international applicants are encouraged to apply. Concordia University is committed to employment equity.

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