Part-Time Position in Anthropology

St. Thomas University invites applications for an instructor to teach the following course in Fredericton:

 

Semester 2: (January to April 2019)

ANTH 3693A Media Anthropology, TTH 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM

What role do media play in cultural production and maintenance? Our primary concern will be to analyze the ways people engage with communications media to confer cultural meanings on their surroundings, to forge social relations, and to negotiate power. We will deal with questions of coding and decoding; the manipulation of audiences, audience reception, class relations maintained through media and examine the notion of cultural imperialism among others. We will also address some of the practical and theoretical issues anthropological media research poses looking to media production, circulation and reception in various parts of the world. This course reviews the burgeoning literature in media and new media anthropology and draws on specific cases throughout the world and across media to highlight methodological and conceptual challenges. The general aim is to promote interest and independent inquiry into this relatively new field of anthropological study. (Maximum enrolment: 40)

 

St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a full-time enrolment of 1,900.  Its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the university holds two Canada Research Chairs.

 

A PhD, or imminent completion is preferred; a Master’s degree is required. Each applicant is to submit a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching portfolio preferred), and arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to Dr. Santiago Mora, Chair, Department of Anthropology, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB E3B 5G3. Electronic applications may be sent to mora@stu.ca.

 

Closing date: 4pm on January 2, 2019, or when the position is filled. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed applications, including letters of reference, are received by this date.

 

An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.