Department of Culture & Media Studies: Assistant Professor, Community-Engaged Media Arts
Academic Employment Opportunity #23-11

UNB Fredericton

Closing Date: November 10, 2023

The Department of Culture and Media 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.

The start date of the position is July 1, 2024. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

We seek a scholar-practitioner of media and cultural studies with expertise in film production, whose research and filmmaking demonstrate a commitment to community-engaged practice and inquiry with an emphasis on working with and representing equity-seeking groups. A PhD in Film or Media Studies (or related discipline) or a terminal degree in their area of specialization is required. Candidates should have demonstrated evidence of exceptional, nationally and/or internationally recognized achievement in community-engaged mediamaking practices and national/international exhibition. An active research profile in the field of media and cultural studies, and post-secondary teaching experience would be strong assets.

The successful candidate’s research and teaching areas will support our existing departmental areas of specialization and help strengthen and consolidate our core curriculum. They will teach film and media production at all levels (including camera, sound, lighting, editing and pre-production), oversee the program’s technical needs, supervise internships, develop projects, secure funding, and create innovative community-learning opportunities that benefit students and shape the future of media and cultural studies at UNB. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate capacity to apply principles of decolonizing, equity, diversity, and inclusion in their pedagogy.

Media Arts & Cultures is an interdisciplinary program that combines critical and creative work, encouraging students to become scholars and authors of media. Bringing together perspectives from the social sciences, humanities, and fine arts, and grounded in the Canadian tradition of communication studies, the program is built around the assumption that critical thinking about contemporary media cultures benefits significantly from practical experience with the processes and technologies of cultural production. Housed in the Eaton Multimedia Centre, the program features smart classrooms, a 24-seat computer lab, and a production studio, all recently renovated. Along with a Minor in Music and a variety of language courses, our department also houses a Comparative Cultural Studies program with an international and comparative focus in which students pursue the study of culture and cultural expression as significant meaning making.

Applicants are asked to submit a letter of application, a C.V. (either PDF or Word format) and a link to a digital portfolio/reel electronically to In addition, candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent electronically under separate cover to the attention of Dr. Sophie Lavoie, Chair, Dept. of Culture & Media Studies, UNB Fredericton,

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

Closing Date for Applications: November 10, 2023.

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

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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