Job Posting: The Asper Fellowship in Media

The Asper Fellowship in Media

Faculty of Information and Media Studies

Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

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 January to April 2020 or September to December 2020. The successful applicant will receive compensation of $20,000 which includes benefits for the term, and up to $10,000 to support research activities during the tenure of the fellowship. Travel and housing support are also available. 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 course in an 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), and a related stream Media and the Public Interest (MPI) 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 https://www.fims.uwo.ca/

FIMS is one of eleven academic Faculties at Western University, one of Canada’s foremost research-intensive institutions, located in London, Ontario (pop. 384,000). Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the “Western Experience” – an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

Interested candidates should submit the following: a curriculum vitae, sample publications (maximum 25 pages), names and contact information of three references, a cover letter describing their qualifications and their research interests, and a completed Western Full-Time Faculty Application form found here: https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/full-time-application-form.pdf

Applications should be sent as a single pdf file via email to:

Lisa Henderson, Professor & Dean

Faculty of Information and Media Studies

FIMS and Nursing Building

Western University

London, ON, Canada N6A 5B9

fimsdeanapps@uwo.ca

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applicants will begin after November 28, 2019.

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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