President's Excellence Chair in Media Studies

University of British Columbia
Commensurate with experience
Jun 28, 2017
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver Campus, invites applications for a President’s Excellence Chair in Media Studies, a full-time tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. We are seeking a senior scholar with expertise in Media Studies and the ability to build on growing momentum in this area at UBC and provide intellectual and institutional leadership. The successful candidate will be an outstanding researcher whose scholarship has made a major international impact in the Humanities; be a recognized leader in the field of Media Studies; have a strong record of attracting and super- vising graduate students; excellence in teaching all levels of students; and be pursuing an original and innovative research program in Media Studies.

Media Studies considers mediation across the breadth of its history and diverse cultural contexts and addresses important epistemological and ontological questions in the context of a rapidly evolving and increasingly global media landscape. Since Media Studies represents an interdisciplinary cluster at UBC, the successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate department or interdisciplinary unit. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching in the undergraduate Bachelor of Media Studies degree program. In addition, they will be expected to participate in the development of the Bachelor of Media Studies degree and the research cluster associated with it. The candidate will also teach in their home department as well as supervise undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, and contribute to service at the departmental level and beyond.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement (1-2 pages) of teaching interests and accomplishments, a five year research program plan, and names and addresses (e-mail included) of four referees. Applications should be submitted online at The closing date for applications is September 30, 2017 or once a suitable candidate is found. Please do not forward applications by e-mail.

UBC embraces equity and diversity as integral to our academic mission. We encourage and support participation of the widest range of perspectives in our exploration and exchange of knowledge and ideas. An essential component of academic excellence is a truly open and diverse community that actively fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or excluded. We encourage applications from members of groups that have historically been marginalized, based on their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, racialization, disability, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit or indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for research and teaching. Surrounded by the beauty of the Canadian West, UBC embraces bold new ways of thinking that attract exceptional students and faculty. It is a place where innovative ideas are nurtured in a globally connected research community, providing unparalleled opportunities to learn, discover and contribute.

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