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Update: Tenure-track Job, New Media Studies (U of Alberta; Deadline 3 Nov. 2014)

University of Alberta
Faculty of Arts – Department of English & Film Studies, New Media Studies

Assistant Professor

Competition No.  –   A110424038
Closing Date  –   Open until filled

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.

Successful applicants will hold a PhD or be close to completion, and will have a superior teaching and research/publication record relevant to the field. We seek applications from persons with academic qualifications in one or more of the following areas: digital and online culture, adaptation theory, transmedia studies and remediation, convergence culture, and new media industries. Applications will be appraised according to their demonstration of innovative research programmes that (a) build upon and beyond existing areas of pedagogical and scholarly strength, and (b) fashion new links between the English-, film-, and cultural-studies streams of our large, diverse department. Short-listed candidates will have excellent presentation skills and the ability to succeed in the undergraduate and graduate classrooms. The position also calls for a commitment to participation in administrative and committee work.

Responsibilities include: (1) teaching and occasionally developing undergraduate / graduate courses in this field, (2) building and maintaining an active and specialized research program, and seeking funding to support research activities, (3) scholarly publishing in appropriate media, (4) contributing to service within the Department, Faculty and University, and (5) supervising and mentoring graduate students.

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 ( The Faculty of Arts is the oldest faculty on campus and one of the largest research and teaching centres in western Canada (  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 ( 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

In accordance with the Faculty Agreement, this full-time tenure track position offers a comprehensive benefits package and annual salary range of $75,403 – $104,827.

For further information concerning the position or the Department, please contact the Chair, Dr. Peter W. Sinnema, at

Business Address:

Department of English
3-5 Humanities
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, Canada, T6G 2E5

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is located however; applications will start to be reviewed as of November 3, 2014.


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