Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology

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Lecturer - Continuing Appointment (Repost)

The School of Communication, at Simon Fraser University, invites new applications from outstanding candidates for a continuing appointment at the rank of Lecturer, beginning in early 2019. This advertisement is extending the continuing Lecturer search in the School (previous advertisement dated December 15, 2017).

Candidates are expected to have a completed Ph.D. (or Ph.D. near completion) in a relevant subject area, with substantial experience, and a record of achievement in undergraduate teaching. We are looking for a scholar with expertise in curriculum development and pedagogy in the field of communication, and a research publication record.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate a clear potential to contribute to the School’s teaching culture with a strong interest in providing leadership and support for undergraduate core courses, in particular for engagement with labs and tutorial designs and mentorships of TAs. The successful candidate will be a leader and innovator in teaching and learning and demonstrate a range and versatility in undergraduate teaching, in particular in foundational courses in the lower level courses.

We seek someone who demonstrates enthusiasm for teaching foundational undergraduate courses and core courses in theory and methods. Subfields may include media and culture, technology and society, political economy and policy, globalization. Candidates should have the ability to teach theoretical concepts and empirical and applied research.

Situated in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, the School of Communication is a national and global leader in the discipline. The School is a dynamic site of research and teaching in critical communication studies, and in a range of areas, established and emergent, including:

  • media and culture
  • technology and society
  • political economy of global communication
  • research design and communication research methods
  • cultural industries and policy
  • communication policy and industry
  • digital media and culture
  • visual culture
  • history of communication
  • media production
  • media literacy
  • popular culture
  • applied communication, and more.

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

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ-identified persons. The position is subject to funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Candidates should submit a single pdf including a cover letter (with indication of citizenship and/or residency status), a curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier (including examples of applied pedagogy), and a sample of published work, or work prepared for publication, if applicable. In addition, please provide the names of three references and their email contact information. Please send applications directly to Brenda Baldwin, Director's Assistant, at bebaldwi@sfu.ca, addressed to:

Dr. Peter Chow-White
Director, School of Communication
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

Review of applications will begin on August 15 and continue until the position is filled. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details, please see the Collection Notice.  

Associate or Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) - Interactive Media and Innovation

The School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT) is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary school with a focus on technology and human experience. Our research is characterized by the four major themes of Computing, Media, Design, and People. We do Computing as if People, Design, and Media matter, and value interdisciplinarity. SIAT offers degrees at bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. The School currently enrolls about 800 undergraduates and 110 PhD and Masters graduate students. SIAT’s infrastructure includes state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus.

We seek an expert in interactive digital media, engaged with external communities. The successful candidate will have demonstrated research expertise in the structure, practice and interpretation of interactive digital media. They will have deep knowledge of and experience in using interactive digital media in collaboration with external communities.  They will have demonstrated knowledge of and accomplishment in research practice, interdisciplinary innovation, and community engagement. Ideally, they will have demonstrated knowledge and practical experience in integrating psychological, physiological, or behavioural science with interactive digital media.

SIAT is open to new ways of focusing on interactive digital media. You would join a school of engaged faculty and be a key member of its interactive digital media focus. Current SIAT research in interactive digital media includes e-health, participatory media production, virtual and augmented reality, mediation of cultural heritage, computational creativity, embodied interaction, and computational design. SIAT encourages new focus areas that engage with external communities.

Applicants must have a PhD and are expected to articulate or demonstrate how their research program has attracted and can attract significant external funding. SIAT expects that applicants will also develop successful collaborations with other faculty in our highly interdisciplinary environment, across SFU, and nationally and/or internationally, as well as engaging industry, non-profits or other networks. Applicants should have teaching experience at the undergraduate level and a strong potential for instructional innovation. All SIAT faculty must have a high degree of technological literacy regardless of their disciplinary background.

Simon Fraser University (SFU) at Surrey is the University’s newest campus located in the greater Vancouver region of British Columbia. The area is home to Canada’s cultural and entertainment industry and much of its digital media production. The region’s rich cultural, natural and intellectual resources make it one of the world’s most desirable places to live and work. SIAT works as a unit of the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT), which includes the School of Communication, the School for the Contemporary Arts, the Publishing Program and the Master of Digital Media Program (MDM).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. The successful applicant will begin work on March 1, 2019 or later. Reviewing of applicants will commence on December 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. All appointments are subject to the availability of funding and the Board of Governors’ final approval.

To apply, candidates should send a recent curriculum vitae, a concise description of their research area and program, a description of their teaching philosophy and experience, three exemplar research articles and the complete names, addresses (including email), institutional affiliation and telephone numbers of three academic referees to:

Dr. Carman Neustaedter, Director
Chair, Search Committee
School of Interactive Arts & Technology
Simon Fraser University
250-13450 102nd Avenue
Surrey, BC CANADA V3T 0A3

Email: carman@sfu.ca
CC: dseciat@sfu.ca

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the university for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

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