Communication - Assistant Professor (New Media, Technology and Policy)

Simon Fraser University

Location: British Columbia
Date posted: 2013-01-22

School of Communication

The School of Communication at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of New Media, Technology and Policy.

Qualified candidates should have a completed Ph.D. in hand. Their application should provide evidence of a coherent research program related to New Media, Technology and Policy. This program may include but is not limited to such topics as: legal, regulatory and governance issues arising in relation to new media and technology; intellectual property; Internet governance; communication rights; privacy and surveillance; technology access and equity; social issues related to new and emerging media; and telecommunications policy.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses per academic year, to contribute to Honours and graduate student supervision, and to participate in service to the School and the University. The candidate will contribute to core course offerings in technology and society (e.g., CMNS 253, CMNS 353, CMNS 354), and technology policy (e.g., CMNS 435), as well as courses related to his or her research program.

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

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, gay men and lesbians. All appointments are subject to funding. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details, please see

Applications should include a CV, a statement of research interests, a sample of published work (or work prepared for publication), and a teaching dossier. Candidates should ask three referees to submit letters directly. Applications and referees' letters should be submitted electronically, and must be received by Friday March 15, 2013 addressed to:

Dr. Alison Beale, Director
School of Communication
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC Canada
V5A 1S6
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