Publishing@SFU seeks Assistant Professor

January, 2014

Assistant Professor, Publishing Program

The Publishing Program at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a one-year, limited-term position in Publishing with a focus on digital media and interactive publishing. The position is at the Assistant Professor level, effective September 2014 and will carry responsibilities inclusive of teaching research, and service.

Candidates are expected to hold a PhD with a specialization related to digital media and interactive publishing. Experience in new media and online production as well as academic publication is preferred. The successful candidate will participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching and in shaping the future of the Publishing Program and its associated research centre.

Publishing@SFU is a future-focused program with professional undergraduate and graduate offerings and a multifaceted research program, and is well integrated with book, magazine, journal, and online publishing industries across North America. It is internationally known for its Master of Publishing (MPub), Undergraduate Minor in Print and Digital Publishing, and professional Workshop programs. The program encompasses such areas as the open web platform, semantic web, user experience, information architecture, collaboration technologies and workflows, all as they are applied in book and periodical publishing.

Publishing@SFU is located at the downtown Vancouver Harbour Centre campus of SFU. Interested candidates are advised to review the nature of the program (

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified men and women.

All appointments are subject to funding. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details, please see

Applications should include a CV, a short professional profile inclusive of aims and objectives, a summary of teaching experience and approach, and a statement of research interests. Applications should be submitted electronically by Friday February 14th, 2014, and should be addressed to:

Prof. Rowland Lorimer, Director

Simon Fraser University
515 W. Hastings St.
Vancouver BC, Canada
V6B 5K3