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.

Therer are currently no Unanticipated Limited Duties Appointments posted.


Full-Time Faculty Positions - Asper Fellowship

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The Asper Fellowship in Media
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

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 January to April 2020 or September to December 2020. The successful applicant will receive compensation of $20,000 which includes benefits for the term, and up to $10,000 to support research activities during the tenure of the fellowship. Travel and housing support are also available. 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 course in an 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), and a related stream Media and the Public Interest (MPI) 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 https://www.fims.uwo.ca

FIMS is one of eleven academic Faculties at Western University, one of Canada’s foremost research-intensive institutions, located in London, Ontario (pop. 384,000). 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.

Interested candidates should submit the following: a curriculum vitae, sample publications (maximum 25 pages), names and contact information of three references, a cover letter describing their qualifications and their research interests, and a completed Western Full-Time Faculty Application form found here: https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/full-time-application-form.pdf

Applications should be sent as a single pdf file via email to:

Lisa Henderson, Professor and Dean
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
FIMS and Nursing Building
Western University
London, ON, Canada N6A 5B9
fimsdeanapps@uwo.ca

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applicants will begin after November 28, 2019.

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.

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Full-Time Faculty Positions - Tenure Track

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Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) is seeking outstanding candidates for two probationary (Tenure-Track) appointments effective July 1, 2020.

The Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) at Western University invites applications for 2 probationary (tenure-track) appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of (1) digital media theory and practice and (2) information and media policy and law.

(1) Digital Media Theory and Practice: We seek candidates who conduct critical research on the social, cultural and/or economic dimensions of digitalization. Research areas might include social media and algorithmic culture; datafication and surveillance; AI; platformed cultural production; or digital media and Indigenous life. We welcome scholars from a wide range of approaches, including cultural studies, political economy, media archaeology, science and technology studies, or journalism studies, among others. We also welcome those who have developed and applied their scholarship in research creation, activism, or digital production.

(2) Information and Media Policy and Law: We seek candidates with a research record related to policy or legal studies of networked cultures; media and information industries; media and democracy; or media labour. We welcome approaches from information studies, media studies of policy and law, journalism studies, and the critical discourse analysis of policy and law. A record of applied policy development or activism is also welcome, as are research programs that address key areas of Faculty commitment and interest, including Indigenous media policy or media, information and health.

With over 1100 students, FIMS (https://www.fims.uwo.ca/) is home to thriving undergraduate programs in Media, Information and Technoculture and Media in the Public Interest, and graduate programs in Media Studies, Library and Information Science, Health Information Science, Popular Music and Culture, and Journalism and Communication. We expect the successful candidate in each position to sustain a program of research excellence, to teach at the undergraduate level and in more than one program at the graduate level, and to contribute service to a Faculty that nourishes interdisciplinarity and values the critical integration of theory and practice.

FIMS is one of eleven academic Faculties at Western University, one of Canada’s foremost research-intensive institutions, located in London, Ontario (pop. 384,000). 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.

Applicants must have completed a PhD in Media Studies, Information Studies, Communication, or a related field by the appointment start date of July 1, 2020. Please submit a cover letter outlining your interest in Position 1 or 2 , your curriculum vitae, a writing sample (25 pages maximum), names and addresses of three academic references, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a completed “Application for a Full-Time Faculty Position” form (available at https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/full-time-application-form.pdf) by October 15, 2019. Address applications to Lisa Henderson, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University, and email them in one .pdf file to fimsdeanapps@uwo.ca.

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Positions are subject to budget approval and salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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, emyoung@uwo.ca.

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Full-Time Staff Positions

There are currently no full-time staff positions available.