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Limited-Term Appointments in the Department of Communication Studies

Last updated: April 1, 2021, 4:05 p.m.

Job title: Limited-Term Appointments in the Department of Communication Studies
Date posted: April 1, 2021
Application deadline: May 3, 2021
Advertised until: Position is filled

The Department of Communication Studies, Concordia University, invites applications for four limited-term appointments (LTAs) in the following areas to begin August 1, 2021: Media History and Policy; Media Production (Sound); Communication Theory and Criticism; and Visual Cultural Studies.

Position titles and descriptions

Media History and Policy

We seek an individual to teach the following courses in our undergraduate and graduate programs:

  • History of Communication and Media (2 sections);
  • Media Institutions and Policies;
  • Approaches to Communication Research;
  • Perspectives on the Information Society;
  • Social Media Platforms and Policy;
  • News, Media, Power; and
  • Advanced Topics in Cultural Studies.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Communication Studies or a cognate field, evidence of an active research profile in one of the above areas, and prior university teaching experience within a Humanities context. Renewals of returning limited-term appointments are considered first.

Media Production (Sound)

We seek an individual to teach Communication Media:

  • Sound I (2 sections);
  • Communication Media: Sound II (6-credit course spanning the fall and winter terms);
  • Communication Media: Sound III at the undergraduate levels; and
  • Media Production: Sound, at the graduate level.

The successful candidate will have an appropriate advanced degree (e.g., Master’s or PhD), an active research-creation practice and portfolio, and prior post-secondary teaching experience in a Humanities context.

Communication Theory and Criticism

We seek an individual to teach the following courses in our undergraduate and graduate programs:

  • Effective Communication Skills (2 sections);
  • Media Criticism; 
  • Media Genres;
  • Theories of Public Discourse; and
  • Introduction to Communication Theory and History, at the graduate level.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Communication Studies or a cognate field, evidence of an active research profile in media theory and criticism, and prior university teaching experience within a Humanities context.

Visual Cultural Studies

We seek an individual to teach the following courses in our undergraduate and graduate program:

  • Visual Communication and Culture (2 sections);
  • Cultures of Globalization;
  • Television Studies;
  • International Communication;
  • Communications and Indigenous Peoples; and
  • Semiotics.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Communication Studies or a cognate field, evidence of an active research profile in one of the above areas, and prior university teaching experience within a Humanities context. Renewals of returning limited-term appointments are considered first.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and possibly graduate levels.

Qualifications

Outlined in the individual position descriptions.

How to apply

Applications should be addressed and sent (as a single PDF document) to Donna Stewart at donna.stewart@concordia.ca.

Applications must include: a cover letter clearly identifying the title(s) of the positions of interest, and the citizenship statement that best applies to the applicant’s Immigration Status (detailed below); a detailed curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and the names and contact information of three referees. Electronic applications should be submitted by May 3, 2021 but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence August 1, 2021.

Renewals of returning limited-term appointments are considered first.

For inquiries, please contact:

Dr. Monika Gagnon
Chair, Department of Communication Studies
Concordia University, L-CJ 3.239
7141 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H4B 1R6
monika.gagnon@concordia.ca  

Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at vpfdi@concordia.ca or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.



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