Assistant Professor, Communication (term)

  • Location: CBU
  • Competition Number: F079P
  • Deadline: April 26, 2022 at 11:59 pm

The Department of Communication & Languages in the School of Arts & Social Sciences at CBU invites applications for a position in Communication at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a 2 year full-time term position commencing July 2022.

One of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities, CBU recognizes its location on Cape Breton Island as part of Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. CBU offers a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science, and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning, and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 5000 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction, and employability.

CBU delivers an authentic multicultural experience to all who become part of its academic community. Surrounded by pristine natural landscape, vibrant culture, and welcoming communities on Canada’s stunning east coast, CBU attracts students from more than 50 countries around the world. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research and we are known for our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in post-secondary education.

Candidates are required to have a related PhD in communication. Special attention will be given to candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: intercultural communication, conflict management, leadership, media studies, or film studies. A strong research agenda is required and applicants must have a focus in at least one of the aforementioned areas.

The successful candidate will teach in the areas of interpersonal and public communication, specifically, Communication 1103: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication and Communication 1105: Introduction to Public Communication. Alternate or additional course assignments will be based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and teaching background.

Previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level and a willingness to teach in closely related areas of study and/or other faculties are a strong preference for this position.

The search committee will rank very highly candidates who have a demonstrated experiential learning teaching style and focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

CBU teaches programs on campus, off campus in locations across and outside of Canada, and on-line. The university and its partners will therefore provide opportunities for faculty members to teach in different modes in different locations as part of their regular workload. While these opportunities may not be available equally for all faculty positions in all programs, a clear willingness to teach in different modes and locations will be noted as part of your application.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate potential and commitment with regard to teaching, research/creative/scholarly activities and service to Cape Breton University, community and profession.

The union affiliation of this position is with the Cape Breton University Faculty Association.

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Applications must be received by April 26, 2022.

Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Cape Breton University

Human Resources Dept.

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