Sunday, September 26, 2010

Job Posting - Université de Montréal

Department of Communication - Faculty of Arts and Science
Professor in Political Communication

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


Successful candidates are 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 Web-based political activities and new types of activism and militancy, analysis of communication practices of political actors including citizens, elected officials, journalists, government bodies, para-governmental agencies and pressure groups, studies of 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 political processes.

Proficiency in the French language. The Université de Montréal is a Québec university with an international reputation. French is the language of instruction. To revitalize 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 June 1, 2011.


The complete application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications and research, and a statement of research and teaching interests, must be received at the address below by November 1, 2010.

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


For more information about the Department of Communication, please consult the Web site at:


The Université de Montréal application process allows all regular professors in the Department to have access to all documents unless the applicant explicitly states in her or his cover letter that access to the application should be limited to the selection committee. This restriction on accessibility will be lifted if the applicant is invited for an interview.

Employment Equity Program

The Université de Montréal upholds the principles of employment equity and welcomes applications from women, ethnic and visible minorities, aboriginals and people with disabilities. Applicants who belong to one of these groups are asked to complete the employment equity identification questionnaire posted and attach it to their application.

Immigration Requirements

In compliance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority shall be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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