Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film
Brock University

Job Posting #26/2016

The Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film at Brock University invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position in Film and Media Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2017. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Qualifications
The Department is seeking candidates with extensive knowledge of visual media, including film, television, emerging digital media, and other popular media forms. The successful applicant should have demonstrated expertise teaching and researching popular narrative across a variety of media platforms. A record of research in transmedia narrative and adaptation would be an asset. The candidate must have a PhD in Film Studies, Media Studies, Communication Studies, or a cognate discipline, and strong teaching and publication records. The position entails teaching a broad range of undergraduate courses in the Department, including introductory courses, within an interdisciplinary environment. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to departmental and University service and to be available to teach courses and supervise students in the Interdisciplinary MA in Popular Culture program.

Notes
With over 750 majors, the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film offers undergraduate programs in Film Studies, Popular Culture, Media and Communication Studies, and Business Communication. Its innovative MA program in Popular Culture is unique in Canada. All of our programs are rooted in a strong tradition of interdisciplinary teaching and research. Brock University has over 18,000 students and 600 faculty members and is located on the Niagara Escarpment in Ontario’s Niagara Region.

The deadline for completed applications is February 1, 2017. Applicants should submit a letter of application (indicating the file number stated above), curriculum vitae, reprints/preprints of selected publications, evidence of effective teaching, a statement of research, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:

Professor Christie Milliken, Chair
Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film
Brock University
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines, Ontario, L2S 3A1
Canada
Email: cmilliken@brocku.ca

All materials should be submitted electronically as attachments.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to have their application considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self-Identification Form available at http://brocku.ca/webfm_send/20927 and include the completed form with their application.

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process, per the University’s Accommodation for Employees with Disabilities Policy (http://www.brocku.ca/webfm_send/6557). Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

More information on Brock University can be found on the university’s website www.brocku.ca. Information on the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film can be found at www.brocku.ca/cpcf.

 

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