mardi 24 mai 2011

Assistant Professor in political communication

Université de Montréal

The Department of Communication invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Political Communication.


Successful candidates will be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, supervise graduate students, engage in ongoing research and publication, and contribute to the academic life and reputation of the institution.


PhD (or near completion) in Communication or in a related field.

Evidence of dynamism and creativity in teaching and pedagogy.

Research interests and relevant research experience in issues related to contemporary Political Communication, such as analysis of new communication practices and strategies of political actors including citizens, parties, elected officials, journalists, government bodies, para-governmental agencies and pressure groups; Web-based political activities and new types of activism and militancy; studies of new media practices and media roles in political processes; analysis of speeches, interaction or elements that contribute to the definition of the field, its participants and contemporary power formations.

Proficiency in the French language. The Université de Montréal is a Québec university with an international reputation. French is the language of instruction. To renew its teaching faculty, the University is intensively recruiting the world’s best specialists. In accordance with the institution’s language policy [], the Université de Montréal provides support for newly-recruited faculty to attain proficiency in French.


The Université de Montréal offers a competitive salary and a complete range of employee benefits.

Starting Date

From January 1 or June 1, 2012.


The complete application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications and research, evidence of teaching effectiveness and a statement of research and teaching interests, must be received at the address below by September 15, 2011.

Three letters of recommendation are to be sent to the department director at the following address:

François Cooren, Director

Department of Communications

Université de Montréal

P. O. Box 6128, Station Centre-Ville

Montreal, Quebec, H3C 3J7


Phone: 514 343-7819


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