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COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES

Fulbright Canada Chair in Public Affairs in North America: Society, Policy, Media

Academic Unit: Journalism and Communication
Category of Appointment: Distinguished Visiting Research Chair
Field of Specialization: North America: Society, Policy, Media
Rank/Position Title: Fulbright Canada Chair in Public Affairs in North America: Society, Policy, Media
Start Date: Fall 2019
Closing Date: August 1, 2018

About the Position:

The Visiting Chair will be an internationally recognized scholar with expertise in the areas of information policy, law and ethics, whose research focuses on the design and regulation of algorithms and data. Building on their established record of and commitment to policy-oriented and community focused scholarship, the Chair will be expected to conduct innovative new research, lead graduate seminars and workshops, host public events and generate new opportunities for research collaboration, policy interventions, and knowledge exchange/dissemination among FPA units and with stakeholders at other universities and in the public, private and civil society sectors.

The Chair will be hosted in the Communication and Media Studies (COMS) Program within the School of Journalism and Communication. The Program is highly research-intensive, offering degrees at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. Faculty members are recognized internationally as leaders in their areas of scholarship and practice, and for their contributions to policy research and community engagement. The Chair is expected to support the Program and expand its contributions to joint initiatives within FPA and across Carleton, including the Institute of Political Economy and Institute of Data Science, and to the public policy arena generally.

Specializations: Political Economy; Privacy; Ethics; Surveillance; Algorithms; Intellectual Property; Net Neutrality; Artificial Intelligence; Big Data; Health Policy; Smart Cities; Competition Policy.

About the Academic Unit:

For more information about Carleton University, we invite you to visit the Faculty of Public Affairs and the School of Journalism and Communication online.

Qualifications:

Please see the Fulbright website.

Application Instructions:

Please apply directly to Fulbright website.

Please note that formal letters of invitation should not be sought; however, applicants are encouraged to contact the institution to discuss research interests.

Carleton Information Contact
Josh Greenberg, Director
School of Journalism and Communication
Tel: 613-520-2600 x1965
Email: Joshua.greenberg@carleton.ca

Carleton Institutional Contact
Norah Vollmer
Manager, Faculty Affairs
Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
613-520-2600 x4156
norah.vollmer@carleton.ca

About Carleton University:

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 29,000 students, 950 academic faculty, and 2,000 staff and more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking enabling minds to connect, discover and generate transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s capital city has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit www.carleton.ca/provost.

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression.  Carleton University is compliant with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities.

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