[acc-cca-l] Media, Film, & Communications at Lakehead University Orillia: sessional instructor postings

Sandra Jeppesen sjeppese at lakeheadu.ca
Wed Jul 6 12:16:03 MDT 2022


Hi all,
Please see the attached/below posting for three courses in Media, Film, and Communications at Lakehead University Orillia, which is about 125km north of Toronto.
All the best,

Lakehead University
Media, Film, and Communications
Application Deadline:  July 13, 2022
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities/Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Lakehead University, Orillia Campus, invites applications for Contract Lecturers in the Media, Film, and Communications program in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.
Applicants are requested to teach:
MDST 4650 FAO and FO1 (lab) – Writing Narratives for Media (Fall)
(In person delivery: Fridays from 10:30-12:30 (lab) and 12:30-2:30 (lecture)
In-depth instruction at an advanced level of a special topic or form of media or media arts creative production techniques.  This term the topic is focused on creating time-based scripts for various media, including film, television, and new digital media storytelling.  Considerations of narrative structure, adaptations, authorship, and both theoretical and practical comparisons between various media will be included.
MDST 3013 WAO/WDE – Strategic Digital Communications (Winter)
(Hybrid delivery: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30-1)
Developing a strategic digital communications plan, students will incorporate techniques from areas such as marketing, public relations, social media, digital media metrics, search engine optimization, and big data, using a variety of media genres such as video, audio and image design, and focusing on the articulation of values that shape relationships with audiences. A critical-ethical approach will be taken to new digital techniques of communication, such as proprietary algorithms, greenwashing, astroturfing, click bait, and data mining.
MDST 3610  WDE and WD1 (lab) – Web Design (Winter)
(asynchronous web delivery for both lecture and lab)
An intermediate hands-on course on the important elements of web design, considering aesthetics, technical skills, and programming with web design software on a range of operating systems.
Start Date/Duration:
Fall term:  September 1 – December 31, 2022
Winter term:  January 1 – April 30, 2023
Location:     Orillia, ON

NOTE:  NO travel allowance shall be payable.
NOTE:  Unless otherwise specified, courses will be offered on campus.
Qualifications Preferred:  PhD (preferred) in Media and Communication Studies or closely related field, evidence of active creative practice for production instructors, with experience teaching at the post-secondary level. Candidates lacking the specific degree qualification, but who possess an appropriate combination of experience and other academic qualifications are also encouraged to apply.  Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of delivery is highly desired.
Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses located in Thunder Bay<https://www.thunderbay.ca/en/index.aspx> and Orillia<https://www.orillia.ca/en/index.aspx>, Lakehead has approximately 10,000 students and 2,160 faculty and staff.  With an emphasis on collaborative learning and independent critical thinking and a multidisciplinary teaching approach, Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its nine faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, and the Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit: www.lakeheadu.ca<http://www.lakeheadu.ca>.
For further information, please contact oris at lakeheadu.ca<mailto:oris at lakeheadu.ca> Detailed information on the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and our programs is available at:  Department of Interdisciplinary Studies<https://www.lakeheadu.ca/programs/departments/interdisciplinary-studies>.
Review of applications will begin on July 12 and will continue until the position is filled. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) should include: a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and/or evidence of teaching effectiveness. A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada.pdf<https://www.lakeheadu.ca/sites/default/files/profile-data/pshrest1/Confirmation%20of%20Eligibility%20to%20Work%20in%20Canada.pdf> form must accompany your package.  We encourage applicants with the Right of First Refusal (as outlined in article 19.03.02 of the LUFA/LU Collective Agreement) to indicate their status in their application.
Applicants should submit their electronic application to:
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Lakehead University
500 University Ave.
Orillia, Ontario   L3V 0B9
Attn: Dr. Jennifer Jarman, Chair
E-mail:  oris at lakeheadu.ca<mailto:oris at lakeheadu.ca>
Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.
We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343-8010, ext 8334 or human.resources at lakeheadu.ca<mailto:human.resources at lakeheadu.ca> to make appropriate arrangements.

These positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Dr Sandra Jeppesen (she/her)
Media, Film, and Communications, Interdisciplinary Studies Department
Co-founder, Media Action Research Group<http://www.mediaactionresearch.org/> (MARG)
Lakehead University Orillia, 500 University Ave, Orillia ON Canada L3V 0B9

Lakehead University Orillia is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg. The Anishinaabeg include the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomi nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy.

Recent publications:
BOOK (2022): The Capitol Riots: Digital Media, Disinformation, and Democracy Under Attack<https://routledge.pub/The-Capitol-Riots>
BOOK (2021): Transformative Media: Intersectional Technopolitics from Indymedia to #BlackLivesMatter<https://www.ubcpress.ca/transformative-media>.
BOOK (2020): Media Activist Research Ethics: Global Approaches to Negotiating Power i<https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030443887>n Social Justice Research<https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030443887> - Sandra Jeppesen & Paola Sartoretto (Eds.)
Journal Article: Intersectional Technopolitics in Social Movement and Media Activism<https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/15766>
Journal Article: Settler Fragility: Four paradoxes of decolonizing research<https://www.e-publicacoes.uerj.br/index.php/rcd/article/view/55392>


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