Job Posting: Asper Fellowship in Media – Western University

Asper Fellowship in Media (Formerly the CanWest Global Fellowship) – Western University  

Deadline for receipt of applications May 15, 2017 or until position is filled.

The Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) at Western University invites applications for the Asper Fellowship in Media. The role of the fellow is to promote public discussion of a range of issues related to the nature of Canadian media. The fellow is normally in residence for one term: for the coming year, either September to December 2017 or January to April 2018. The successful applicant will receive a stipend of $20,000 which includes benefits for the term, and up to $10,000 to support research activities during the tenure of the fellowship. The amount available to support the fellow’s research will depend upon the scope of the proposed project and an approved budget, to be determined in consultation with the Dean and the FIMS Assistant Dean, Research.

During the term of the Fellowship, the Asper Fellow will teach one half-course in his or her area of expertise in one of the Faculty’s programs, will deliver a public lecture to the Faculty and University community, and will be engaged in a significant media-related research project that will lead to public dissemination. We anticipate that this position will appeal to journalism/media practitioners or to journalism/media scholars who would value an opportunity to engage in focused teaching and scholarly reflection relating to some aspect of media. We also anticipate that the successful applicant will be a distinguished leader in the area of journalism/media studies who will use the opportunity of the Asper Fellowship to enrich teaching and scholarship in media at Western.

The Faculty of Information and Media Studies is a vibrant, expanding, interdisciplinary Faculty. It currently offers an undergraduate program in Media, Information and Technoculture (MIT) with an enrolment of approximately 1,000 students, and graduate programs in Journalism and Communication, Media Studies, Popular Music and Culture, Library and Information Science, and Health Information Science. Information about the Faculty can be found at The Faculty of Information and Media Studies is one of 12 Faculties/Schools at Western University, a research intensive University with more than 28,000 full-time equivalent students.

Interested candidates are to complete a form available at:

and submit such with their curriculum vitae, sample publications, names and addresses of three references, and a cover letter outlining their interest in the position on or before May 15, 2017.

Dr. Thomas Carmichael, Dean

Faculty of Information and Media Studies

FIMS and Nursing Building

Western University

London, ON, Canada N6A 5B9

Phone: (519) 661-3542

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Ella Young at 519-661-4235.

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