Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Critical Algorithm Studies
Simon Fraser University
Critical Algorithm Studies
The School of Communication at Simon Fraser University invites applications from candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Critical Algorithm Studies.
Areas of research and teaching may include, but are not limited to, critical data studies; machine learning; socio-cultural informatics; social implications of data systems and infrastructures; algorithmic bias; content moderation; and/or platform studies. The successful candidate will foreground critical approaches, such as critical race studies; intersectional feminism; queer theory; trans studies; disability studies; post/colonial studies; Indigenous studies; science and technology studies; critical information studies; and/or socio-legal studies. We welcome candidates who use qualitative, quantitative, computational, digital methods, applied practices or a combination of approaches.
Situated in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, the School of Communication's research and teaching is internationally recognized. Grounded in a critical tradition of the study of communication we are developing new and diverse research and teaching strengths to reflect contemporary and emergent issues of media and communication. For further details, see:
The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for research funding and publication, for collaborative initiatives, and for working with students from diverse backgrounds. The candidate will be expected to teach and supervise students at all levels. Candidates are expected to have a completed Ph.D. (or near completion) in Communication, Media Studies, or a related discipline.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.
Candidates should submit:
• A cover letter with indication of citizenship and/or residency status
• A curriculum vitae
• Research statement
• Teaching dossier (examples of applied pedagogy are welcome)
• One (1) sample of published work
• Contact information for three referees. (Letters of reference may be requested at a later date.)
All documents should be combined into a single PDF file with bookmarks.
Please send applications directly to Brenda Baldwin, Director's Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org, addressed to:
Dr. J. Marontate, Director
School of Communication
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Review of applications will begin on January 29, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. The start date for the successful candidate is expected to be July 1, 2020.
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