Job: Chair in Communication Studies

Alexandre Sevigny sevigny at MCMASTER.CA
Wed Feb 19 22:52:47 UTC 2003

Please excuse multiple postings of this job ad. We are trying to reach as
wide a range of Communication Studies people as possible.

McMaster University invites applications for the Global Television Network
Chair In Communications to be located in the Faculty of Humanities.

The Faculty of Humanities comprises seven core academic units, with 125
full-time faculty members in a School of the Arts (Art, Art History,
Theatre and Film, Multimedia and Music), and Departments of Classics,
English, French, History, Modern Languages and Linguistics, and Philosophy
and Programmes in Communication Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies
(Comparative Literature, Peace Studies, and Women's Studies). The Faculty
is a leader in the application of computing to the humanities. For more
information on either the Faculty or the Programme, please consult either or

The successful candidate will have outstanding credentials in the field of
Communication Studies and will bring research and teaching experience both
to the Chair and to the associated new, interdisciplinary and dynamic B.A.
Honours and Combined Honours programmes in Communication Studies.

The successful candidate will be recognised nationally and internationally
as an expert within one of the areas of Communication Studies. The
candidate will have extensive knowledge of, and experience with, the major
modes of communication through various media as well as with critical and
theoretical approaches to Communication Studies. Candidates specialising in
any one or more of the four components of McMaster's Communication Studies
Programme (Language & Discourse, Mass Communication, Performance Studies
and Cultural Studies) are encouraged to apply. Preference may be given to
candidates with special interest in the area of mass media, new media,
journalism, or radio/ television. The successful candidate will be
appointed at the rank of Full or Associate Professor to a Department within
the Faculty of Humanities with a cross-appointment to the Programme in
Communication Studies. He/she will work with the Programme Director and be
prepared to take his/her turn in the Programme's administration, including
a term as Director.

Complementing the communications focus within the Faculty, the Chair will
pursue leading edge research into the nature, function or evolution of
communication. The Faculty has committed significant resources to the use
of multimedia and audio-visual resources in teaching and research including
the recent establishment of the Lyons Instructional Media Centre. It is
hoped that the successful candidate will strengthen the strategic
commitment to applied information technology and new media. Drawing upon
existing resources within the Faculty of Humanities and the wider
university (including the Faculty of Social Sciences, where related work is
being done in the departments of Sociology and Political Science), the
Global Television Network Chair in Communications will provide core
leadership in communication teaching and research at McMaster, possibly
leading towards the establishment of a graduate programme in that field.

Applicants should send a letter of application, with a curriculum vitae and
a sample of peer-reviewed work, to:
Dr. Magda Stroinska, Director
Communication Studies Programme
Faculty of Humanities
McMaster University
TSH-512, 1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8S 4M2
cmstdir at

Applications must be received by Tuesday 28 March 2003 and applicants
should arrange for three letters of reference to be received by the same

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
Permanent Residents will be given priority. McMaster University is strongly
committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a
diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all
qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities,
Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities and persons with

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