Job Posting: Assistant Professor (tenure track) – Media Studies

The Department of English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in media studies. Expertise in media and critical race studies; media and globalization; media and feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; and media and Indigenous studies would be particularly welcome.

The Department has recently renewed its curriculum, and courses that would be of particular interest to applicants for this position include Approaches to Media Studies; Comics and Graphic Media; History of the Book; Literature and Film; Television Studies; Approaches to Media History; Print Culture and Media Studies; Text and Image; and Literature and the Archive. Course development is ongoing.

The Department is one of the units supporting UBC’s Bachelor in Media Studies program. We are also connected with many inter- and multi-disciplinary groups across campus and beyond the university, and would welcome cross-cutting work, intersectional approaches, and ideas for innovative, collaborative research, teaching, and community outreach.

The Department is committed to equity and diversity. Applicants are asked to include, as part of their application materials, a separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions.

Applicants must have a PhD (or provide solid indication of imminent completion), publications, and experience teaching at the post-secondary level; they are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research, and demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service.

Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty careers website [Job Opening ID: 30787] by October 15, 2018 and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application, a current CV containing full contact information, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as evaluations and/ or peer reviews; complete teaching dossiers are not requested at this stage), the diversity statement described above, and an example of their published research. In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by the same deadline via email attachment to

Position start date: July 1, 2019.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Please consult the departmental website for details on our programs, faculty, and activities:

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.