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Assistant Professor, tenure-track, Media Studies and Screen Cultures (Trent; deadline: 2 Nov. 2015)

Media Studies and Screen Cultures

The Cultural Studies Department at Trent University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (current annual salary range $84,870 – $90,322) starting July 1st, 2016. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

We are looking for a versatile and active scholar in the areas of media studies and screen cultures who engages broadly with the discipline and its cognate fields. The successful candidate will have a completed PhD, an excellent teaching record, and demonstrated ability in academic/administrative organisation. Experience in working with teaching assistants would be an asset. The new tenure track faculty member will also be invited to participate in the life of the Department and in the graduate programs associated with the Department (PhD in Cultural Studies and MA in Theory, Culture, and Politics).

Applicants should submit a covering letter that addresses their qualifications for the position as described in this posting. They should also briefly describe how their research and teaching interests may contribute to the profile and development of undergraduate and graduate programs, including the Cultural Studies PhD. Also required are: a CV; a writing sample; a teaching dossier, including course evaluations; and syllabi for a first year course centered on experiential engagement with digital media and an upper year course in media studies. In addition, three letters of reference should be sent on your behalf. Applications and reference letters should be submitted electronically, with files in PDF or Word format, to, addressed to the attention of Professor Hugh Hodges, Chair, Cultural Studies Department.

See and for information about the Cultural Studies Department, and for information about the Media Studies Program. In addition, interested applicants are invited to contact Hugh Hodges, at or 705.748.1011 ext 6078 for more information. Please note that existing syllabi are only possible models; applicants will not be asked to teach those existing syllabi, but to consider them as points of departure in developing new draft syllabi that reflect their own strengths, interests, and intellectual/pedagogic commitments.

Deadline: November 2, 2015. Files may be submitted after this date, until the position is filled.

Trent University is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive campus community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Trent University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require an accessible version of a document/publication, please contact

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority

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