Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Media and Communication Studies (Ref: DHSS201007)

UIC now invites candidate for these positions which are expected to be filled in September 2021


Job Description 

The programme of Media and Communication Studies (MCOM) at UIC invites applications from student-centered scholars broadly trained in one or more of the following academic fields: 1) Political-economy; 2) Digital Media; and 3) Media Literacy. We welcome candidates with relevant work experience and research interests in digital publishing and multimedia production. There are opportunities to develop innovative pedagogy and collaborative research. 

Please include a cover letter along with your CV explaining your rationale for coming to UIC, how you meet above requirements, and how you can contribute to our research and teaching environment. Review of Applications will start on April 5, 2021. To ensure you receive full consideration please send in the application before then.

Job Requirement 
All applicants should hold a PhD degree in Media and Communications with a commensurable research profile focusing on media studies. Other requirements include a firm commitment to teaching and tutoring students as well as engaging in theory-based qualitative or quantitative research. Teaching responsibilities of 2-3 courses per semester may include courses related to media theory, media literacy, digital media, and others of the applicant’s own interests. Research experience in political economy of media, media literacy, and digital/new media-related areas will be an added asset. Preference will be given to candidates who can undertake original research leading to high-quality outcomes. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and relevant experience. Fringe benefits include housing allowance, leave and social insurance. 

Appointment Terms
Appointment to this position will initially be made on a fixed-term contract of two years. Continuation of appointment beyond the initial term will be subject to mutual agreement.

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