Tenure-track position, New Media Studies, University of Alberta (Closing Oct. 31, 2014)

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Arts - Department of English & Film Studies, New Media Studies
Competition No.  -    A110424038
Closing Date  -    Oct 31, 2014
The Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of New Media Studies.
Applicants should hold a PhD or be close to completion and will have a superior teaching and research/publication record relevant to the field. They will propose an innovative programme of research and outline how it complements existing areas of scholarly and pedagogical strength by helping to forge new links between the English-, film-, and cultural-studies streams of our large, diverse department. We seek applications from persons qualified to undertake teaching and research in one or more of the following areas: digital and online culture, adaptation theory, transmedia studies and remediation, convergence culture and new media industries. Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate teaching/supervision, as well as administrative/committee work.
The University of Alberta aims to be one of the world’s great universities, by transforming learning, leading ground-breaking research, and uplifting society through new knowledge, leadership, and service. The University plays a key role in the cultural, educational, and business life of the province of Alberta and Canada as a whole, through the impact of its integrated mandate of teaching, research, and community service. It serves over 39,000 students in close to 400 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs (www.ualberta.ca). The Faculty of Arts is the oldest faculty on campus and one of the largest research and teaching centres in western Canada (www.arts.ualberta.ca).  The University’s main campus is located in Edmonton, the vibrant, cosmopolitan capital of the province of Alberta.  The Edmonton metropolitan area is the sixth largest in the country with a population of approximately one million (www.edmonton.ca) and an outstanding quality of life.  It is located only a few hours’ drive from Banff and Jasper National Parks, which offer skiing in winter and excellent hiking and sightseeing in summer.
To apply online, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three referees (please attach the latter under the references option). Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience in accordance with the Faculty Agreement.
For further information concerning the position or the Department, please contact the Chair, Dr. Peter W. Sinnema, at peter.sinnema@ualberta.ca.

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