[bestbits] Research Chair in Media, Datafication and Governance - York University

Stéphane Couture listes at stephcouture.info
Thu Jul 20 16:26:59 EDT 2017


This might be of interest for some of you or your colleagues in the
academia. We are looking for applications from scholars outside of Canada,
for a Research Chair in "Media, Datafication and Governance". The delays
are very short due the the restrictions of the funding program, but it is
worth the effort. We are particularly interested in candidates with diverse
backgrounds and especially encourage candidates in equity, diversity and
inclusion categories. I personally think it would be great to have
applications from people outside Europe and North America.


Stéphane Couture


Glendon College, York University, invites applications from individuals
interested in nomination for a Canada 150 Research Chair in Media,
Datafication and Governance, to commence July 1, 2018. Glendon is a
bilingual liberal arts college and a faculty of York University.
Applicants must be able to work in English and French.

The position is a tenure stream appointment at the rank of Assistant or
Associate Professor conditional on the successful nomination of the
applicant as a Canada 150 Research Chair. To be eligible for this award,
nominees must be internationally based at the time of the application
(both working and residing outside of Canada), including Canadian

The individual sought will be nominated for a Canada 150 Research Chairs
at the $350,000 per year level. Appointments to Canada 150 Chairs are
for 7 years and are accompanied by a full-time tenure-stream faculty
position. Further information about the Canada 150 Research Chair
program is available at http://www.canada150.chairs-chaires.gc.ca.

The successful candidate will have a record of excellence in scholarly
research including publications appropriate to their stage of career,
and will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching at all
levels. The successful candidate will be prepared to participate
actively in one or more Glendon departments and be suitable for prompt
appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Following the 7 year
research chair period, the successful candidate will join the
Communications Program of Glendon`s School of Translation.

For this nomination, York is particularly interested in candidates with
diverse backgrounds and especially encourages candidates in equity,
diversity and inclusion categories. York acknowledges the potential
impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of
research achievement and encourages applicants to explain in their
application the impact that career interruptions may have had on their
record of research achievement. York University is an Affirmative Action
(AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual
diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to
Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and
women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office
at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply;
however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The institutional commitment to ensuring that the opportunities of the
award will be made available to individuals from the four designated
groups (women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, and
persons with disabilities), including:
•    quality of the recruitment and outreach strategy in terms of
demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion; and
•    quality and extent of the institution’s commitment to ensuring that
the opportunities of the chairholder’s research program will be made
available to individuals from the four designated groups.
Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their
professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum
vitae, a sample of their scholarly writing (maximum 50 pp.), and a
teaching dossier, and arrange for three confidential letters of
recommendation to be sent to: Professor Dominique Scheffel-Dundand,
Associate Principal, Research & Graduate Studies, Glendon Hall 100, •
2275 Bayview Avenue, Toronto ON • Canada M4N 3M6, APRGS at glendon.yorku.ca
- (Subject line: "Media/Datafication/Governance ").

The deadline for applications is July 26, 2017. Salary will be
commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University
positions are subject to budgetary approval. Our apologies for the tight
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