Department of Social Sciences
University of New Brunswick
Saint John, NB
The Department of Social Science at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John invites applications for a one-year term appointment in Communication Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence on July 1st, 2019 and is subject to budgetary approval.

Candidates must have a PhD in Communications with their primary area of research specialization being in Social Media. Expertise in two or more of the following areas would also be desirable: digital narrative, data analytics and visualization, internet culture, public discourse. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in application, theoretical and critical perspectives on Social Media, the changing Public Sphere, digital media and other courses, as per the needs of the Department. The ability to contribute to the curriculum development and programme planning of the department’s new stream in Social and Digital Media would be an asset. The Department of Social Science offers major, double-major, and minor programmes in Communication Studies.

Review of applications will commence on March 11, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and three academic letters of reference. Only those candidates short-listed will be contacted for an interview.

Applications should be sent to:
Department of Social Sciences
University of New Brunswick Saint John
PO Box 5050 Saint John NB E2L 4L5

Questions concerning this position may be directed to Prof. Dann Downes Chair, Department of Social Science

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.