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Job: Tenure-track position in Data and Networked Publics, Concordia University (deadline: Mar. 24, 2017)

Concordia University

Dept. of Communication Studies

Tenure-track position in data and networked publics

Posted on February 13, 2017

Concordia University’s Department of Communication Studies invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Data and Networked Publics. We seek a scholar who unites critical and cultural theory with computational methods in the study of networked publics. In particular, we seek a scholar able to analyze the connections, rhythms and rhetorics embedded in the data, devices and algorithms that form networked publics. The ideal candidate will not only theorize but also analyze the production and accumulation of the vast data sets resulting from our actions on digital networks and their transformations of the nature and study of public life.

Subject to budgetary approval, the position will begin August 1, 2017 and will normally be made at the Assistant Professor level; however, appointments at a higher rank may be considered. Candidates will have a PhD in communication studies, film or media studies, new media studies, cultural studies, science and technology studies, or a related discipline. We welcome scholars who apply their expertise toward critical and feminist praxis, connective action and social justice.

The candidate will be expected to teach in all four programs (BA, Diploma, MA and PhD), to supervise undergraduate and graduate students, to engage in ongoing research and/or research-creation activities, and to contribute through service to the life and reputation of the Department, the University and the wider community. The candidate must be able to teach quantitative methods, particularly how to theorize, design and analyze the large data sets produced by the rhythms and networks of public life, including social media data. Normal teaching load is 12 credits (e.g., 2 courses per semester).

The Department’s faculty is at the forefront of the theorization and production of a wide range of media and our renowned undergraduate programs offer courses in sound, video, and intermedia underpinned by critical frameworks including cultural studies, media studies, cinema studies, environmental studies, game studies, mobility studies, and the politics of identity. Founded in 1965, the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University is Canada’s oldest degree-granting department in the discipline. The Department offers programs leading to the BA, Graduate Diploma, MA, and PhD degrees. The undergraduate Degree in Communication Studies is well known for its integration of media production and critical theoretical perspectives; we offer the only undergraduate program in Communication and Cultural Studies and the only graduate diploma in Communication in Canada; our MA in Media Studies is unique in its structure and focus; our growing PhD program offers students advanced training in a wide range of fields in media and cultural studies, including research-creation. In keeping with Concordia’s mission, the Department fosters inclusivity in its research, curriculum, and teaching practices, and is committed to serving the needs of a diverse student population. Montreal, where both campuses are located, is a world class city of over 3 million people, offering a rich and diverse cultural life, and the intellectual stimulation of four major universities. In addition, the city is a major new site of innovation and excellence in emerging digital media technologies, with significant government and private industry support. Candidates are encouraged to visit our departmental website for additional information concerning our programs and priorities.

Concordia offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Applications must be received by no later than March 24, 2017. They should be emailed as a single PDF to Ms. Sheelah O’Neill, Department Administrator at with the subject heading Tenure-track position in Data & Networked Publics.

Three letters of reference must also be sent directly to Ms. Sheelah O’Neill at the same email address (Subject: Reference for [Candidate’s Name]) by March 24, 2017:

The application must consist of the following items, in the given order, as a single PDF. Include embedded links if/as necessary:

  • letter of introduction and intent
  • a curriculum vitæ
  • statement of research interests
  • samples of recent publications (max 2)
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., samples of student work; syllabi; teaching evaluations)

For all inquiries, please be in touch with the Department Chair, Dr. Sandra Gabriele.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity.

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