Assistant Professor, Digital Media, Tenure Track

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Note to all candidates: This posting will close at 12:01 am on the date listed .

April 24, 2019



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Brock University offers a competitive salary and benefits and ample support for research and sabbaticals. Research resources include: conference support, start-up funding, subscriptions to major databases and access to various research funding vehicles.  For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the Faculty Association Collective Agreement. 


About the Centre

The Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH) is a teaching and research academic unit which focuses on the intersection of interactive technologies and the Humanities. The Centre is home to Brock’s Interactive Arts and Science (IASC) program and the GAME program, the latter in partnership with the Department of Computer Science and Niagara College. The CDH offers courses to Brock students pursuing studies in a wide range of disciplines within and beyond the Faculty of Humanities. The CDH facilities include collaborative production spaces, multimedia teaching labs, and seminar rooms.


About the Position
The Centre for Digital Humanities ( invites applications for a probationary tenure-stream position as Assistant Professor in Digital Media, effective July 1, 2019. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities across Brock’s Interactive Arts and Science and GAME programs, with opportunities to teach and supervise graduate students, also contributing service to the university and engaging in a program of scholarship and/or creative work. The successful candidate will contribute to the Centre for Digital Humanities’ scholarship outreach, including to the new BrockLinc facility.


About the BrockLinc
With the goal of nurturing Niagara’s growing culture of innovation, Brock’s new BrockLinc facility will open in 2019, adjacent to the Centre for Digital Humanities, complete with a makerspace and digital scholarship lab. For more information:



  • PhD or MFA in Digital Media (or a related discipline) with a focus on interactive media.
  • A record of teaching excellence, research/creative works, and evidence of collaborative partnership(s) with other academics and/or community/industry organizations are required.
  • The ideal candidate will provide evidence of teaching excellence and creative experiences in the production of digital media, broadly defined.
  • Applications are welcome from researchers and practitioners from a diverse range of disciplinary backgrounds. ABD applications will be considered.



Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, recent reprints, and evidence of teaching performance, all in electronic format (a single PDF document is preferred) via the online application system. (Note: file maximum of 5MB per attachment upload.) Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of academic reference to be sent electronically to


Deadline for applications is April 24, 2019 at 12:01am.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Inquiries should be directed to:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups can fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application. 


We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy Please advise:

Patricia Mosca, Manager, Talent Acquisition,  to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.


We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  


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