14.487, Jobs: Communication Studies: Chair, McMaster Univ

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Subject: 14.487, Jobs: Communication Studies: Chair, McMaster Univ

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Date:  Wed, 19 Feb 2003 01:45:19 +0000
From:  sevigny at mcmaster.ca
Subject:  Communication Studies: Chair In Communications, McMaster University

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Date:  Wed, 19 Feb 2003 01:45:19 +0000
From:  sevigny at mcmaster.ca
Subject:  Communication Studies: Chair In Communications, McMaster University

University or Organization: McMaster University
Department: Faculty of Humanities
Rank of Job: Chair In Communications
Specialty Areas: Communication Studies


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

The Faculty of Humanities comprises seven core academic units, with
125 full-time faculty members in a School of the Arts, and Departments
of Classics, English, French, History, Modern Languages and
Linguistics, and Philosophy and Programmes in Communication Studies
and Interdisciplinary 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
www.humanities.mcmaster.ca or www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~cmst/.

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 Pro!
gramme'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, 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.
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.

Applicants should send a letter of application, with a curriculum
vitae and a sample of peer-reviewed work, to:

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Dr. Magda Stroinska, Director
	Communication Studies Programme,
	Faculty of Humanities
	McMaster University, TSH-512,
	1280 Main Street West
	Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M2

	Applications are due by 28-Mar-2003

Contact Information:
	Alexandre Sevigny.
	Email: sevigny at mcmaster.ca
	Website: http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca

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