Academic Coordinator, Communication Studies

Home Office, Alberta
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Home Office
100,202.00  Annual
55,772.00  Annual
Temporary Part Time
Division Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences FTE 0.2
Location Name Home Office Position Type Temporary Part Time
Location Home Office, Alberta Job ID 2455
Posted 08/04/2022 Wage Min 55772.0000
Closing Date 08/18/2022 Wage Max 100202.0000


Athabasca University's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is currently recruiting for the position of Academic Coordinator, Communication Studies. 

Please note this is a temporary part-time (0.2 FTE) position starting ending in August 2023 and the salary for this role will be pro-rated to a 0.2 FTE.

Athabasca University is hiring an academic coordinator with expertise in communication and media studies. The Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the administration and maintenance of eight (8) undergraduate Communication Studies courses:

  • CMNS201 Introduction to Mass Media
  • CMNS202 Media and Power in Canadian Society
  • CMNS301 Communication Theory and Analysis
  • CMNS321 Computing in Everyday Life
  • CMNS358 Popular Culture and the Media
  • CMNS380 Corporate Communication
  • CMNS420 Children and Media
  • CMNS421 Being Online

Coordinator duties include supervising and monitoring the performance of course tutors (who teach and consult with students and mark their assignments), the handling of student issues as they are brought forward by students, tutors, or the institution (e.g. grade appeals, course credit challenges, academic misconduct cases, transfer credit requests), and service to the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies (e.g. attending meetings held by the Centre and by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences).


  • A minimum of a Master's degree in Communication Studies or a related field; a PhD is preferred.
  • Experience in distance learning and familiarity with digital teaching technologies are necessary; familiarity with AU course delivery systems and platforms preferred.

A detailed job description can be viewed at: Academic Coordinator, Communication Studies

For further information regarding this position, please contact Adnan Qayyum, Chair, Centre Interdisciplinary Studies by phone at 1-780-220-8909 or by e-mail at