University of Alberta
Faculty of Arts
Department of English & Film Studies, New Media Studies
Competition No. – A110424038
Closing Date – Oct 31, 2014
The Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of New Media Studies.
Applicants should hold a PhD or be close to completion and will have a superior teaching and research/publication record relevant to the field. They will propose an innovative programme of research and outline how it complements existing areas of scholarly and pedagogical strength by helping to forge new links between the English-, film-, and cultural-studies streams of our large, diverse department. We seek applications from persons qualified to undertake teaching and research in one or more of the following areas: digital and online culture, adaptation theory, transmedia studies and remediation, convergence culture and new media industries. Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate teaching/supervision, as well as administrative/committee work.
The University of Alberta aims to be one of the world’s great universities, by transforming learning, leading ground-breaking research, and uplifting society through new knowledge, leadership, and service. The University plays a key role in the cultural, educational, and business life of the province of Alberta and Canada as a whole, through the impact of its integrated mandate of teaching, research, and community service. It serves over 39,000 students in close to 400 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs (www.ualberta.ca). The Faculty of Arts is the oldest faculty on campus and one of the largest research and teaching centres in western Canada (www.arts.ualberta.ca). The University’s main campus is located in Edmonton, the vibrant, cosmopolitan capital of the province of Alberta. The Edmonton metropolitan area is the sixth largest in the country with a population of approximately one million (www.edmonton.ca) and an outstanding quality of life. It is located only a few hours’ drive from Banff and Jasper National Parks, which offer skiing in winter and excellent hiking and sightseeing in summer.
To apply online, please submit a cover letter (include the names of three referees), a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, if available (please attach under the statement of teaching/research interests option), and a writing sample to a maximum of 20 pages (please attach under the list of publications option). Further, applicants are expected to contact their referees and arrange to have them send their letters of reference to the attention of the Chair, Dr. Peter Sinnema; these letters can be submitted via email to the Executive Assistant, Roberta Zopf at firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information concerning the position or the Department, please contact the Chair, Dr. Peter W. Sinnema, at email@example.com.
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Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.
The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.