Assistant Professor (Media and Communication Studies, Sociology)
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|Location:||British Columbia, Canada|
Position: Assistant Professor (Media and Communication Studies, Sociology)
Department: Social, Cultural and Media Studies
Status: Faculty, Permanent (tenure-track); 100% full-time
Start Date: August 1, 2020
Review Date: February 7, 2020
The department of Social, Cultural and Media Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Media and Communications Studies (MACS) and Sociology. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in digital media (including such issues as surveillance, privacy, corporate capitalism, the digital divide, entrepreneurialism, digital communities and information networks, isolation, addiction and pleasure) as related to issues around race, gender, age, class, etc. The successful candidate will be able to teach a variety of courses, including course(s) that apply a critical lens to digital media in and outside of Canada. The ideal candidate will be committed to teaching and complement our current faculty strengths.
We are seeking a collegial, energetic and innovative individual who has successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level and who communicates effectively with students both in and out of the classroom; is qualified to instruct across a range of the undergraduate courses offered by the department; and can develop new and innovative courses. Our department has a strong record of supporting students as they engage in coursework, research projects, academic conferences, and other experiential learning opportunities, and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to these and other student success efforts.
UFV is committed to supporting and engaging international students and an increasingly diverse classroom population, and indigenizing our curriculum and our practice where appropriate. Ability to support international students, manage the needs of a diverse classroom, and incorporate or reflect Indigenous or marginalized perspectives into the curriculum is required.
An ability to contribute to one or more of UFV’s interdisciplinary programs such as Global Development studies is an asset. The successful candidate will show demonstrated experience in technology-supported teaching (e.g. hybrid, online, and computer-assisted learning) and experiential learning.
The successful applicant will have an aptitude for and, preferably, experience in working in team situations; demonstrated ability to participate in innovative interdisciplinary teaching and learning opportunities. The successful applicant will be expected to actively engage in service work with the department, the College of Arts and the university as a whole; and will show an active commitment to academic leadership. A commitment to an ongoing program of professional development is required.
In addition to mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and fostering a vibrant environment within our SCMS programs and our broader community, the successful candidate will also be expected to maintain a program of scholarly activity or research, preferably one that involves students and is community-linked.
The successful applicant will have a demonstrable ability to collaborate/interact effectively with external bodies or agencies. We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous scholars or teachers or researchers with experience of racialization, colonization, and/or other forms of marginalization.
Candidates should submit, as a single electronic file, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, student evaluations, writing sample, and original sample course plan for one of the teaching areas identified. In addition, please arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted separately and directly to email@example.com.
Please email all applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on February 7, 2020; however, the position will remain open until filled.