Publishing@SFU – Tenure-Track Appointment
The Publishing Program at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor – commensurate with experience – commencing September 1, 2016.
We are seeking an individual with an established research and teaching record in one or more of: Canadian publishing history and policy, scholarly communications, the digital humanities, information science or media studies as it intersects with publishing. The preferred candidate will be engaged in interdisciplinary research and teaching in at least one of the following areas: Canadian and/or international publishing studies, public policy, history of publishing, history of the book, scholarly communications, media studies. We are looking for a scholar who can work closely with and augment our closely knit, interdisciplinary faculty.
The successful candidate will teach in SFU’s Master of Publishing program and Undergraduate Minor in Print & Digital Publishing, and also provide support to project courses. This position carries supervisory duties in the Master of Publishing Program as well as program and faculty service duties across both graduate and undergraduate operations. In addition, we are seeking a candidate who can assist in the leadership of the Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing (CISP).
The successful candidate will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Publishing, Communications, English or a relevant area of the Humanities, and will have a well-established record of achievement in research, teaching, and service. A strong publication record and potential to attract research funding will be important.
The Publishing Program at SFU comprises a 16-month cohort-based graduate Master of Publishing program (MPub), a Undergraduate Minor in Print and Digital Publishing, a professional development workshop series, and the Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing (CISP), which includes a working publishing operation, the CISP Press. Students experience a combination of academic and practical studio- and project-based courses.
Applications should be sent electronically and include the following:
- Cover letter,
- Curriculum Vitae,
- Teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy and course evaluations),
- Overview of research interests and agenda, and
- Sample of written work.
Each candidate must also arrange for three academic reference letters to be forwarded to the Program. All materials should be sent to:
Dr. John W. Maxwell, Director,
Simon Fraser University
515 W. Hastings St,
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 5K3
The deadline for receipt of applications and reference letters is October 1, 2015. This position is subject to budgetary and Board approval.
Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including all genders, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 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 see the Collection Notice.