Faculty of Information & Media Studies

Employment at FIMS

Staff and faculty positions are posted on the Working at Western website periodically throughout the year. Please visit the Employment Opportunities page to view current listings. These PDF's contain a list of anticipated positions for Fall/Winter 2017-2018: MIT and DC and Graduate Programs .

** The posting and application process for Limited Duties positions changed in December 2015. LD applications are now handled through Working at Western. Follow the link above for detailed instructions on how to begin.


Full-Time Faculty Positions

Asper Fellowship in Media (Formerly the CanWest Global Fellowship) – Western University  

Deadline for receipt of applications — May 15, 2017 or until position is filled.

The Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) at Western University invites applications for the Asper Fellowship in Media. The role of the fellow is to promote public discussion of a range of issues related to the nature of Canadian media. The fellow is normally in residence for one term: for the coming year, either September to December 2017 or January to April 2018. The successful applicant will receive a stipend of $20,000 which includes benefits for the term, and up to $10,000 to support research activities during the tenure of the fellowship. The amount available to support the fellow’s research will depend upon the scope of the proposed project and an approved budget, to be determined in consultation with the Dean and the FIMS Assistant Dean, Research.
 
During the term of the Fellowship, the Asper Fellow will teach one half-course in his or her area of expertise in one of the Faculty’s programs, will deliver a public lecture to the Faculty and University community, and will be engaged in a significant media-related research project that will lead to public dissemination. We anticipate that this position will appeal to journalism/media practitioners or to journalism/media scholars who would value an opportunity to engage in focused teaching and scholarly reflection relating to some aspect of media. We also anticipate that the successful applicant will be a distinguished leader in the area of journalism/media studies who will use the opportunity of the Asper Fellowship to enrich teaching and scholarship in media at Western.
 
The Faculty of Information and Media Studies is a vibrant, expanding, interdisciplinary Faculty. It currently offers an undergraduate program in Media, Information and Technoculture (MIT) with an enrolment of approximately 1,000 students, and graduate programs in Journalism and Communication, Media Studies, Popular Music and Culture, Library and Information Science, and Health Information Science. Information about the Faculty can be found at http://www.fims.uwo.ca. The Faculty of Information and Media Studies is one of 12 Faculties/Schools at Western University, a research intensive University with more than 28,000 full-time equivalent students.

Interested candidates are to complete a form available at:
http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/careers/Faculty/Application-FullTime-Faculty-Position-Form.pdf

and submit such with their curriculum vitae, sample publications, names and addresses of three references, and a cover letter outlining their interest in the position on or before May 15, 2017.

Dr. Thomas Carmichael, Dean
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
FIMS and Nursing Building
Western University
London, ON, Canada N6A 5B9
Phone: (519) 661-3542
fimsdeanapps@uwo.ca

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Ella Young at 519-661-4235.

Full-Time Staff Positions

Alumni & Development Officer, Faculty of Information & Media Studies (Ref# 10377)

Please apply on or before Wednesday, June 21, 2017 on the Working at Western website.

Posting Title: Alumni and Development Officer, Faculty of Information & Media Studies
Reference: 10377
Faculty/Unit: VP External - Development and Alumni Relations
Department: Development
Employee Group: PMA - Professional and Managerial Association
Appointment Type: Continuing
Appointment Status: Regular Full-Time

Classification & Regular Hours 
Hours per Week: 35
Salary Grade: 15
 
About Western 
Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth.  We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

About Us 
Alumni Relations & Development plays a leading role in strengthening awareness of and support for the University’s mission and goals. The department seeks to build enduring alumni and public trust through understanding and support for Western through a coordinated campus-wide effort.  The key goal of the department is to connect Western’s alumni, friends, students, parents, faculty and staff, corporations and foundations through strategies and programs that build long-term relationships and philanthropic support for the University.
The Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about media, communications and information technologies. Through teaching and research, FIMS examines the cultural industries, institutions, and practices that produce news, information and entertainment. It investigates the creation and operation of the technologies of communication and their interactions with individuals and society. FIMS interweaves theory and practice in professional and scholarly contexts. Strong programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels are linked to the public and private sectors and to community organizations, in an academic environment characterized by interdisciplinarity, collaboration, creative inquiry, and critical thinking.

Responsibilities 
The Alumni & Development Officer, Faculty of Information and Media Studies  (ADO, FIMS)  is responsible for the design, development, implementation, evaluation and management of effective, innovative, and transformative alumni relations and fundraising strategies supporting the goals of the Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS).   The incumbent will recommend, plan and execute campaign activity and charitable donations which match FIMS’ and the University's academic, alumni/community engagement, and financial objectives with the highest philanthropic aspirations of donors.  The ADO, FIMS will work in collaboration with the decanal team, faculty and programs as well as with external stakeholders to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors and prospective donors and strengthen their loyalty in support of revenue and engagement strategies.

Qualifications 
Education:
  • University Degree, preferably in Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or related discipline
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is preferred
Experience:
  • 3 years' experience in fundraising or similar revenue-generating role
  • Experience fundraising in a University or other complex non-profit environment is preferred
  • Experience in proposal development and delivering presentations is preferre
  • Experience in the preparation of newsletters and various other communication materials is preferred
  • Proven experience with the use of various digital media platforms is preferred
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Familiarity with charitable sector and fundraising databases
  • Ability to effectively lead a fundraising or revenue-generating campaign and achieve targets
  • Familiarity with the Faculty of Information and Media Studies and its graduate and undergraduate programs
  • Ability to collaborate and develop credible relationships with a wide variety of individuals
  • Ability to apply creativity and recommend strategies for engagement initiatives in response to cultural and social trends
  • Cross-cultural competency with an ability to interact and work effectively with people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Self-driven, critical thinker who is highly skilled at anticipating and resolving stakeholder relation issues
  • Ability to make decisions and recommendations that are clearly linked to the organization's strategy and goals
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development with a desire to take on new challenges
  • Discretion, tact and maturity to deal with public relations issues related to higher education
  • Ambitious with the ability to identify opportunities, develop action plans and set challenging goals in order to achieve desired outcomes
  • Ability to remain highly motivated, resilient, innovative, and collaborative when faced with challenges
  • Ability to apply regulations or professional standards to own work
  • Familiarity with best practices in records maintenance and marketing trends
  • Ability to work within a flexible schedule to accommodate the Universitys events and activities
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Possess a reputation for resourcefulness with a strong sense of accountability and initiative
  • Influential interpersonal skills that build positive and strong relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Problem solving skills and sound professional judgment, especially regarding confidential/sensitive matters
  • Ability to work independently and effectively as a member of the team to achieve department goals
  • Familiarity with University policies and procedures preferred
  • A valid Ontario Driver's License
  • A willingness to travel

Western Values Diversity 
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwo.ca or phone 519-661-2194