The Department of Culture and Language Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick (Canada), invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Media and Culture. The start date of the position is July 1, 2016.\ 

We seek a candidate with a PhD in Media Studies (or a related discipline) completed at the time of application. The candidate’s area of specialization should contribute to the department’s strengths in film studies and film production and/or game studies and game design. An active research profile in the field of media and cultural studies, and an excellent teaching record are also required. Candidates’ experience in the media arts and content creation would be an asset. 

The successful candidate’s research and teaching areas will contribute to the existing departmental areas of specialization and help develop the core cultural studies curriculum shared between our Media Arts & Cultures program and the department’s new Comparative Cultural Studies program. Teaching assignments will include foundational undergraduate courses in media studies, film studies, game studies, media production and/or popular culture as well as new courses related to their specific areas of specialization. The successful candidate will contribute actively to curriculum development within the department in shaping the future of media and cultural studies at UNB. 

Media Arts & Cultures at UNB is an interdisciplinary program that combines critical and creative work, encouraging students to become both scholars of media and authors of media. Bringing together perspectives from the social sciences, humanities, and fine arts, and grounded in the Canadian tradition of communication studies, it is built around the assumption that critical thinking about today’s media cultures benefits significantly from practical experience with the processes and technologies of cultural production. Candidates are encouraged to examine the Media Arts & Cultures program’s distinct mix of critical and creative course offerings (available on our website) and consider how they might contribute to and enhance our existing program offerings. 

Applicants are asked to electronically submit a letter of application and a C.V. (in either PDF or Word formats) In addition, candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent electronically under separate cover before the deadline to the attention of Dr. Anette Guse, Chair, Dept. of Culture and Language Studies, UNB Fredericton, 

Position is subject to final budgetary approval. 

Please note: writing samples, teaching dossiers, and sample syllabi will only be requested of those selected for further consideration by the hiring committee. 

Closing Date for Applications: Feb. 15, 2016.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants should indicate current citizen status. 

Scott Preston
Assistant Professor, Media & Film Studies
Department of Culture and Media Studies
Faculty of Arts
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, NB, Canada


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