Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 (All day)

The Wilfrid Laurier University 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


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 ( Further information on the equity policy can be found at:


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