Job: Chair in Communication Studies

Alexandre Sevigny sevigny at MCMAIL.CIS.MCMASTER.CA
Wed Feb 19 23:02:32 UTC 2003

> Please excuse multiple postings of this job ad. We are trying to reach as
> many candidates interested in Communication Studies 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
> Canada
> 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
> date.
> 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 disabilities.
> *****************************************************
> Alexandre Sevigny
> Communication Studies and French
> McMaster University
> Hamilton, Ontario
> *****************************************************

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