Assistant Professor Positions in Communication Studies at Laurier

Jeremy hunsinger jhuns at
Wed Mar 20 21:24:23 UTC 2013

Apologies for x-posting, please distribute to interested parties -jh
The Department of Communication Studies invites applications for:

1. a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level
commencing July 1, 2013, subject to budgetary approval.
We are seeking a communication studies scholar in critical media
studies whose teaching and research address media and communication in
a global context. The preferred candidate will have a strong research
record, as evidenced by publication in peer reviewed sources, and a
demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, especially at the
undergraduate level. The teaching workload norm at the University is
four one-term courses. Ability and willingness to teach undergraduate
and graduate research methods would be an asset.
Interested candidates should forward a letter of application,
curriculum vitae, up to two selected publications, and a teaching
dossier. The teaching dossier should include copies of course
evaluations, selected course outlines and a two page reflection on
teaching and the applicant's teaching experience. Candidates should
also provide contact information for three referees.

2. a 12-month limited term appointment beginning July 1, 2013, subject
to budgetary approval.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach two or more of the
following courses: CS310 Globalization and Communication; CS341
Critical Advertising Studies; CS350 Political Economy of Communication
and Culture; as well as a 400-level (fourth year) course in their
area(s) of expertise. The normal teaching workload of a Limited-Term
Appointment is five one-term courses.
Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample
syllabi, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email
addresses of three academic references.

All applicants must have a completed PhD in Communication Studies or a
cognate discipline by the time of the appointment.  All application
materials should be sent to:

Dr. Penelope Ironstone, Chair,
Department of Communication Studies,
Wilfrid Laurier University,
75 University Avenue West,
Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3C5.

Questions can be directed to pironstone at

The deadline for receipt of all materials is April 30, 2013. Hard
copies of application materials are required.

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and
values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and
men, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons
with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible
minority. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however,
Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered
for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to
the Dean of Arts, Dr. Michael Carroll (mcarroll at Further
information on the equity policy can be found at:
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