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Tenure Track Position, Communication Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland (deadline: October 28, 2016)

DEADLINE: October 28, 2016

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to commence July 1, 2017. The area of specialization is Communication Studies, and applicants must be able to demonstrate extensive knowledge of core theories and methodologies in the field. We welcome applicants with teaching specialization and an active research program in any area of the discipline, including but not limited to: digital cultures, critical media and technology studies, media history, media and ethics, communication and performance studies, alternative media or intermedia practices. The successful candidate will take an active role in growing the interdisciplinary Major in Communication Studies and in developing a graduate program in Communication Studies. Ideally the candidate will also be able to contribute to other areas of departmental strength and/or growth, such as literary history, ecocriticism, energy humanities, studies of visual narrative, Creative Writing, and film and/or television production. For an overview of departmental research clusters, applicants are encouraged to consult the departmental research page ( ). A completed Ph.D. in Communication Studies or a cognate discipline is required at the time of appointment.

Please send a letter of application, CV, an example of scholarly work, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Jennifer Lokash, Head, Department of English, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7. Phone: (709) 864-8277; fax (709) 864-4528; email: Deadline to receive completed application materials: October 28, 2016.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants should indicate whether they are currently legally permitted to work in Canada. This position is subject to budgetary approval.


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