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Assistant/Associate Professor, Master of Arts in Digital Media and Global Communications

About the faculty and department

As a faculty member in the Master of Arts in Digital Media and Global Communications program, you will have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact not only on the lives of students but also on the advancement of knowledge within the field. By fostering a dynamic learning environment, conducting cutting-edge research, and engaging in academic service activities, you will contribute to the continued success and reputation of the program and inspire the next generation of digital media and communication professionals.

About the position

The Master of Arts in Digital Media and Global Communications invites applications for faculty positions at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Professor. The appointment will commence no later than July 1, 2024.

Your primary responsibility will be to design and deliver courses that provide students with a comprehensive understanding of digital media and its impact on global communications. This includes exploring theoretical frameworks, examining practical applications, and analyzing contemporary issues within the field. Your teaching approach should be dynamic, interactive, and reflective of emerging trends and technologies in digital media and global communications.

The successful candidate will have the following education and experience:

  • A Doctorate/Ph.D. in Digital Media, Communications or a related field.
  • Teaching experience in the topics of: Multimedia Technology and Design, Intercultural Communications, Research Methods in Digital Media and Communications, Design Thinking & Digital Media, Interactive communications, Data Analytics in Digital Media, Digital Storytelling & Brands, Digital Visualization, Tools of Digital Media, Metaverse, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Neuromarketing, Quill for VR.
  • Related industry experience and expertise in Digital Marketing, Communications, Brand Marketing etc to enhance student learning through real life scenarios and case studies.
  • Previous teaching experience at the graduate level is a significant asset.
  • Curriculum development experience for on-site, online and hybrid delivery
  • Ability to mentor and advise students in their academic and professional endeavours

The successful candidate will demonstrate these competencies:

  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Demonstrates effective prioritization and decision-making in high-pressure environments.
  • Capable of handling diverse situations, multiple projects, and rapidly changing priorities.
  • Possesses strong presentation and interpersonal skills, influencing others with empathy and political acumen.
  • Maintains a professional manner with tact, diplomacy, and discretion when dealing with colleagues and the public.
  • Possesses creative problem-solving abilities and exercises sound professional judgment, especially in handling confidential/sensitive matters.
  • Displays a strong student-centric and inclusive orientation.
  • Maintains flexibility and willingness to work outside regular business hours to meet organizational needs.

What we offer

  • The true ability to build and establish key curriculum
  • Teaching delivery models of in-person, hybrid, and online learning
  • Competitive base salary
  • 4 weeks of vacation
  • Extensive paid time off, including annual birthday leave
  • 2 paid volunteer days to support your community
  • Extended Health and Dental coverage, Emergency Medical Travel assistance
  • Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • A generous Wellness Spending Account. And more!

Application process

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV) including evidence of teaching experience and scholarly accomplishments, a sample syllabi and teaching portfolio (if applicable), as well as the names of three references to:

All documents must be submitted in electronic format (a single PDF document is preferred) Note: file maximum of 5MB per attached upload.

Diversity, inclusion and equity

The University of Niagara Falls Canada (UNF) is strongly committed to equity, diversity, and inclusivity within its community and especially invites applications from all qualified candidates. Racialized persons / persons of color, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQI+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas are encouraged to apply.

We recognize that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, UNF will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, please advise to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.