Digital Media Arts and Communication, Tenure-Track Assistant University of Waterlo Department of Communication Arts Canada

Digital Media Arts and Communication, Tenure-Track Assistant


The Department of Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a tenure
track Assistant Professor position in digital media arts and communication with a start date of July 1,
2019. Based in a liberal arts faculty, in a research-intensive university, the Department of
Communication Arts has undergraduate programs in Speech Communication, Theatre & Performance,
and Digital Arts Communication, and currently serves approximately 200 majors and 150 minors. In
addition, the Department delivers approximately 100 sections of communication courses to students
from several different programs across the University.
The successful candidate will have an exceptional research and/or practitioner profile, demonstrated
excellence in teaching, and a background in digital media/arts and communication. Applicants must
have a PhD in hand or be ABD with dissertation near completion. Ideal candidates will bring an ability to
contribute to the Digital Arts Communication minor, the Speech Communication major, and courses
designed and delivered for students from across the university. In addition, candidates will be expected
to contribute to the integration of digital arts practice into courses across the department. It is expected
that the candidate will be engaged in scholarship or creative activities associated with digital arts as
both a mode of production and an area of theoretical and critical inquiry. In particular, candidates may
have expertise in digital design, interactive media, digital storytelling, game design, tangible media,
online digital platforms, or some other related area. A demonstrated pedagogical commitment to
theoretically-informed practice, student-centered learning, and engagement of broad public issues is
desirable. Additional expertise in critical race, indigenous, dis/ability, trans, feminist, and/or queer
approaches to the practice and study of digital media and communication are welcome. Ideal applicants
will have a high degree of technological literacy, the ability to secure external funding, collaborative
potential with other faculty across the University, the ability to engage in outreach activities with
industry in their area and be able to contribute to the growth of the department. The salary range for
this position at the Assistant Professor rank is $80,000 to $100,000. Salary will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience.

Applications must include all of the following: letter of application addressed to Dr. Robert Danisch
(Department Chair), CV, one sample scholarly publication, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three
confidential letters of recommendation. Qualified candidates should complete an on-line application at:
https://arts-ofas.uwaterloo.ca/communication-arts

Deadline to apply: April 18, 2019.


The University of Waterloo regards diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to employment
equity and accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, Indigenous (First Nations,
Métis and Inuit) peoples, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities, and others who may contribute
to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate
with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has
been termed a “hub of innovation”. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent
residents will receive priority in the recruitment process. “Three reasons to apply: http://uwaterlo


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