WANTED: DIGITAL MEDIA RESEARCHER / CREATOR
The University of Waterloo Critical Media Lab (CML) is a research/creation unit that supports projects combining media theory, philosophy, and creative digital practices. The lab is home to the English Department’s M.A. in Experimental Digital Media, and it hosts the projects of various faculty members, M.A. and PhD students, and artists working at the intersection of digital media and critical theory. Located off-campus in Downtown Kitchener, The CML is also an exhibition space and classroom, offering community events and workshops in the context of digital culture.
Applicants must have completed the doctoral degree in English, Media Studies, Fine Arts, or a cognate discipline no earlier than May 1, 2010. The successful applicant will work alongside Professors Marcel O’Gorman and Beth Coleman, co-directors of the CML, on a research project that suits the digital/critical context of the lab. We are especially interested in applicants with a “make-oriented” approach to their research, or those who wish to develop a digital “object-to-think-with” that embodies their current research. We will provide the technical support and tools necessary for the creation of feasible projects. This fellowship is an excellent opportunity for candidates wishing to develop technical skills and a more well-rounded profile as a researcher/creator. In addition to working on a research project, the fellow will play an active role in the various research activities and general vitality of the Critical Media Lab.
Duration and Value
The fellowship will run from September 1, 2013 – August 31, 2014. The fellow will be provided with a workspace, shared studio, computer, technical support, and various peripherals as needed to complete a digital project. The annual rate of pay is $42,000. The fellow will also have an opportunity to teach up to two courses in the Department of English Digital Media Studies stream, which will raise the rate of pay.
Applications must include the following: cover letter; updated cv; project proposal (1000 words max); 3 letters of recommendation; writing sample and/or online portfolio, if available. The deadline for applications is May 15, 2013. Applicants will be notified of their status by the end of May, 2013. Complete applications should be sent by e-mail and/or dropbox to Marcel O’Gorman (firstname.lastname@example.org). If necessary, letters from referees can be sent separately, but they must be postmarked by May 15, 2013. For additional details, visit: http://criticalmedia.uwaterloo.ca.