Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in New Media and Literary Culture

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Subject: Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in New Media and Literary Culture

Lakehead University Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in New Media and Literary Culture

Lakehead University invites applications for a SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in New Media and Literary Culture. All scholars working at the intersection of media studies and literary studies are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in applicants whose research takes account of new media (analog and/or digital) and their implications for literary culture, including but not limited to work in the areas of comparative textual media, electronic literatures, digital poetics, writing machines, emerging textualities, intersections of print and new media culture, digital literary scholarship, new media as literary form, the history and future of reading, book history, and media archaeology. A secondary specialisation in Writing and Rhetoric would be an asset.

We seek an exceptional scholar with an outstanding record of innovative publication and research, and a demonstrated ability to participate in and foster collaborative research clusters. The successful candidate will be a member of the Department of English at Lakehead’s Thunder Bay campus and will be expected to play an active role in the English Department’s undergraduate and graduate programs. It is expected that the successful candidate’s research program will provide research opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, annual research grant, and a reduced teaching load. An infrastructure start-up grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation may be available based on need. Qualified candidates will have completed a Ph.D. in English, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, or a related field. The successful CRC is expected to have the necessary qualifications to be appointed as a tenured or tenure-track professor at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

Tier 2 CRCs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been active researchers in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please for more information.

Lakehead University offers on-campus and community-based programs, continuing education and distributed learning, and graduate programs at the Master’s and Doctoral levels. Lakehead is a comprehensive research-intensive University providing an impressive array of programs in professional arts and sciences, and is the home of the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. The University has an enrollment of approximately 8,100 students at campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia, with a significant Aboriginal contingent at the Thunder Bay campus. For further information, please For further information regarding this CRC position, please contact Dr. Dean Jobin-Bevans, Interim Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at

Detailed information on the Department of English is available at:

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, course outlines, etc.), a five-year CRC research plan, the contact information for three referees, and three publications that demonstrate a significant contribution to the field, should be sent to:

Dr. Andrew P. Dean, Vice-President (Research, Economic Development, and Innovation)

Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1


tel: (807) 343-8820


Please note that this position is subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat in Ottawa. For additional information or eligibility criteria, please visit the CRC program website at:

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. The CRC program imposes no restrictions with regard to nationality or current country of residence.

Douglas Ivison
Chair and Associate Professor, Department of English

Chair, Senate Academic Committee

Chair, Regulations/Program Committee, Faculty of Graduate Studies

Lakehead University
Thunder Bay ON P7B 5E1
(807) 346-7825