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Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, Limited Term (1 year)

Brock University

The Department of Communication, Popular Culture & Film at Brock University invites applications for a one-year, limited-term appointment in Communication Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2019.

With over 750 majors, including over 400 majors in Business Communication, the Department of Communication, Popular Culture, and Film offers undergraduate programs in Business Communication, Media & Communication, Film Studies, and Popular Culture. Its innovative MA program in Popular Culture is unique in Canada. All of our programs are rooted in a strong tradition of interdisciplinary teaching and research. Information on the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film can be found at:


The Department is seeking candidates with expertise in Communication Studies. Candidates must have or be near completion of a PhD in Communication Studies or a cognate discipline, and a strong record of research and teaching in fields directly associated with Business Communication and Media. The courses assigned to this position will be Communication & Media Policy (COMM 3P19), Media Analysis (COMM 3P15), Special Topics in Business Communication (COMM 4P65/6), and a fourth course drawn from the candidate’s area of expertise. Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: social media analytics; ethics, algorithms, & big data; marketing communication; and/or Indigenous communication.


Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, recent reprints, and evidence of teaching performance, all in electronic format (a single PDF document is preferred) via the online application system. (Note: file maximum of 5MB per attachment upload.)

All communications regarding this position should be directed to the chair of the hiring committee:

Prof. Russell Johnston
Department of Communication, Popular Culture & Film
Brock University

Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until March 29, 2019. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Differing career patterns may be more common among members of designated groups, and those who have experienced leaves from the workplace. These differences will be taken into account in assessing the experiences and qualifications of members of these groups, or those who have experienced leaves from the workplace.

About Brock University

The Brock University experience is second to none in Canada. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 18,000 students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences.

Brock University’s main campus is situated atop the Niagara Escarpment, within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, overlooking the city of St. Catharines, in the heart of Niagara wine country. The Niagara region is dotted with landmarks that recognize our nation’s history and features breathtaking natural beauty and world-famous attractions. St. Catharines is home to vibrant arts and entertainment venues, and is a short drive from Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo, New York. With one of the warmest climates in Canada, clean, safe communities, and surprisingly affordable real estate, Niagara is an exceptional location to call home.

Brock University offers competitive salary and benefits and ample support for research. Research resources include conference support and subscriptions to major databases. For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

More information on Brock University can be found on the university’s website

Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy Please advise:

Russell Johnston
Associate Professor

to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups can fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview with be contacted.

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