President's Excellence Chair in Media Studies

The Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus, invites applications for a President’s Excellence Chair in Media Studies.

The chair will be 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 supervising graduate students; and be pursuing an original and innovative research program in Media Studies.  

Media Studies considers the mediation of human arts, culture and communications over time and in 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.

To apply, please view the full position recruitment advertisement below:

Excellence Chair in Media Studies Ad

For additional information please contact:

Dr. Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, Chair of the Search Committee
Marcia Lang, Consultant


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