[acc-cca-l] Tenure-Track Position in Visual Culture at Carleton University (Communication & Media Studies)

Liam Young lc.young22 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 23 10:51:33 MST 2021


Dear colleagues,

Carleton University’s Communication and Media Studies program is seeking applications for a preliminary tenure-track position in Visual Culture. The deadline is Dec 12, 2021. You can find details below and see the full ad here<https://carleton.ca/deputyprovost/2021/assistant-professor-communication-and-media-studies-visual-culture/>.

Best wishes,
Liam Young
Liam Cole Young<https://carleton.ca/sjc/profile/young-liam-cole/>, Assistant Professor
Communication and Media Studies, Carleton University


About the position
The Communication and Media Studies <https://carleton.ca/sjc/communication/> (COMS) program at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary, tenure track appointment in Visual Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2022.

Qualified candidates will be those whose research explores issues relating to visual media, images and visual forms, and techniques and cultures of visuality and visualization in a range of professional, sociocultural and/or regional contexts. Candidates may work in a variety of areas, including but not limited to: photography, film, television, visual art, animation, digital imaging and design, curation, visual archives, video games, and information visualization. Their research will further our program’s commitment to EDI priorities by introducing approaches that decolonize the field of communication and media studies and of visual culture, specifically.

Candidates should demonstrate strong potential to become leading researchers in any subfield of visual culture. We seek creative, talented, publicly engaged scholars whose work is situated in historical or contemporary contexts, and those working in any of the discipline’s theoretical and methodological traditions. We welcome applications from scholars with a creative media practice.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop new courses in visual culture, participate broadly in teaching and mentoring students, and contribute actively to the research and administrative cultures of the COMS program, the Faculty of Public Affairs, and Carleton University. Candidates who are able to teach and advise students in the use of creative research methods and/or visual media production are particularly desirable.

Carleton University’s Strategic Integrated Plan highlights the importance of place and convergence in pursuing, mobilizing and sharing knowledge in a reciprocal and responsible way. The intellectual traditions that inform the successful candidate’s scholarship and teaching will allow for contributions to scholarly and public conversations about the difficult and complicated histories that inform the “placeness” of Ottawa, Carleton, and Canada, and the role of visual media and images in reflecting, shaping and providing spaces for resisting and transforming racializing and colonizing structures and cultural practices.

About the Academic Unit
Founded in 1978, Communication and Media Studies has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s top research-intensive programs in the field.  With approximately 1,500 students across its undergraduate (B.CoMS) and graduate (MA and Ph.D.) programmes, and more than 25 full time faculty and professional staff, Communication and Media Studies is one of Carleton’s largest full-service academic units. Faculty members are recognized leaders in their areas of scholarship and are committed to a progressive intellectual agenda.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Communication or a related discipline by the start of the appointment. Exceptional ABD candidates who are near completion of their doctorate may be considered. Qualified candidates will be those possessing an emerging record of high-quality research that demonstrates potential for excellence and leadership, and those who can demonstrate strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Consistent with Carleton University’s focus on teaching excellence, the successful candidate will be committed to developing dynamic and inventive approaches to pedagogy, encouraging creative and critical inquiry, and empowering students to become active citizens.

Application Instructions
Qualified applicants are asked to submit a single electronic dossier that includes:

  *   A cover letter that summarizes their research program, how they envision contributing to the intellectual life of the COMS program, how they will contribute to teaching and curriculum in the unit, and how equity, inclusion and diversity informs their scholarship and pedagogy. Candidates are also asked to identify if they are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  *   Current curriculum vitae;
  *   One writing sample, which may include sole- or lead-authored journal articles or book chapters, or other examples of scholarly writing that demonstrate the applicant’s research and writing abilities; and
  *   A teaching dossier that includes a sample undergraduate course outline in Visual Culture and evidence of university teaching experience and effectiveness (to a maximum of 35 pages).

Application materials should be addressed to the attention of Dr. Sheryl Hamilton, Search Committee Chair in Visual Culture. Please email your cover letter and CV, along with your writing sample and teaching dossier, to Laura Gareau at laura.gareau at carleton.ca <mailto:laura.gareau at carleton.ca> by no later than December 12, 2021. Questions about the position or application process should be  directed to Dr. Hamilton by email: sheryl.hamilton at carleton.ca<mailto:sheryl.hamilton at carleton.ca>

Candidates selected to proceed to the second phase of the hiring process will be asked to arrange for 3 letters of reference. The top candidates identified during this second phase of the search process will be invited to an interview.

About Carleton University
Located in Ottawa, Carleton is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa<https://carleton.ca/deputyprovost/jobs/>.

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin<https://carleton.ca/indigenousinitiatives/cu-files/kinamagawin/> and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities<https://carleton.ca/equity/> for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair of the Search Committee as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.
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