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Assistant/Associate Professor in Popular Culture at Brock University

The Department of Communications, Popular Culture and Film at Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada, invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Popular Culture, effective 1 July 2007. Candidates with teaching and research interests in folklore and folk life, material culture, non-mass-mediated forms of popular entertainment and/or non-western forms of popular culture are especially encouraged to apply.

A completed PhD in a relevant discipline is required for the post, together with evidence of successful teaching experience and demonstrated research potential. In addition to contributing to undergraduate teaching in the Popular Culture programme (including introductory courses), the successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong externally-funded program of research and scholarship in the area of expertise, contribute to curriculum development, and participate fully in the affairs of the Department.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but the selection process will begin on 1 November 2006. Applicants should submit a letter of application accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a plan of proposed research, summaries of teaching evaluations, and selected reprints or pre-prints of published work. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the same address. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For details, please contact: Professor Nick Baxter-Moore, Chair, Department of Communications, Popular Culture and Film, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2S 3A1, Canada; tel.: 905-688-5550; www.brocku.ca/cpcf.