Lecturer in Management and Media Publishing, and Lecturer in Editing and Book Publishing

The Publishing Program at Simon Fraser University invites applications for two .67 FTE Lecturer positions: one in management and media publishing, and the other in editing and book publishing, commencing August 1, 2021.

The Publishing Program is housed in SFU’s Harbour Centre campus, on the traditional and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. The Program comprises a 16-month cohort-based graduate Master of Publishing program (MPub), a Undergraduate Minor in Print and Digital Publishing, and a professional development workshop series. Students experience a combination of academic and practical studio- and project-based courses.

For the lecturer in management and media publishing we seek an individual with the following minimum qualifications:

  • a Masters or equivalent degree in publishing, media production, or other relevant field, or comparable relevant professional experience;
  • minimum five years professional experience in a leadership role in magazine and/or media publishing;
  • experience collaborating closely with others in a collegial work environment;
  • understanding of current industry standards and practices in magazine and media publishing, including electronic literatures and publishing technologies;
  • ability to teach successfully, with minimum five years teaching experience in higher education;
  • and evidence of work advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in the publishing industry.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Teaching the core Management course (PUB600) and the Media Project course (PUB606) in the MPub program;
  • Supporting the success of the MPub program by participating in social events, being available for consultation with students and colleagues, and maintaining an active presence on campus;
  • Teaching two undergraduate courses in pertinent topics, including Magazine Media Publishing (PUB375);
  • Participating in graduate supervision;
  • and committee work within the Program and across the Faculty.

 

For the lecturer in editing and book publishing we seek an individual with the following minimum qualifications:

  • a Masters or equivalent degree in publishing, English literature, or other relevant field, or comparable relevant professional experience;
  • minimum five years professional experience in a leadership role in editing and book publishing;
    • experience in international and/or diverse publishing environments, as well as professional writing experience, an asset;
  • experience collaborating closely with others in a collegial work environment;
  • understanding of current industry standards and practices in editing and book publishing;
  • ability to teach successfully, with minimum five years teaching experience in higher education;
  • and evidence of work advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in the publishing industry.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Teaching the core Editing course (PUB601) and the Book Project course (PUB605) in the MPub program;
  • Supporting the success of the MPub program by participating in social events, being available for consultation with students and colleagues, and maintaining an active presence on campus;
  • Teaching two undergraduate courses in pertinent topics, including (but not limited to) Professional Writing (PUB210W) and Business of Book Publishing (PUB450);
  • Participating in graduate supervision;
  • and committee work within the Program and across the Faculty.

Faculty members are expected to contribute to maintaining a positive, respectful collegial environment that serves as an example for students in their professional lives.

Applications should be sent electronically and include the following: 

  • Cover letter,
  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • Teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy and course evaluations),
  • Sample of relevant work demonstrating industry experience,
  • and contact information for three references (at least one of which must be an academic reference).

 

All materials should be sent to: 

Dr. Stephen Collis,

Interim Director

Publishing Program

Simon Fraser University

Email: stephen_collis@sfu.ca

 

The deadline for receipt of applications and reference contact information is June 15, 2021. These positions are subject to budgetary and Board approval.

 

Simon Fraser University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the pursuit of decolonization, Indigenization, and reconciliation. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, and the university is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the workforce, specifically Indigenous peoples, people of colour, persons with disabilities, women, and non-binary people; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the university; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

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.

 

 

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