The School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary (tenure-track) appointment in Journalism at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning on July 1, 2014.

The School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary (tenure-track) appointment in Journalism at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning on July 1, 2014.

Applicants should have significant current newsroom experience in digital multimedia reporting and production, including using social media. Applicants are expected to have a graduate degree, ten years of newsroom reporting and/or editing experience and a strong familiarity with evolving models of journalism including a solid understanding of how traditional skills are applied to mobile platforms. A demonstrated interest in journalistic innovation and testing new approaches and ideas is also a valuable attribute. The successful candidate will be dedicated to effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, will contribute effectively as a committed faculty member to the academic life of the School, and will be expected to develop a research program and profile, ideally focusing on the themes explored in Carleton’s Strategic Integrated Plan- integrated learning, community engagement and building a global academy.

The School is particularly interested in applicants who combine digital multimedia reporting experience with the ability to teach print and broadcast journalism skills, consistent with the School’s long-time cross-media approach to journalism education that gives all its graduates a sound grounding in all major media forms. Previous experience in teaching journalism would be valuable, as would experience in editing, producing and newsroom leadership roles. Candidates must have a strong interest in student engagement and developing innovative curriculum, including teaching and research that explores the relationships among journalism, media and society.

Carleton’s journalism program is Canada’s oldest. Three of the six degrees awarded at Carleton University’s first convocation in 1946 were Bachelors of Journalism. Instruction focuses on skills-based professional training in print, broadcast, multimedia and online with the undergraduate program also placing a strong emphasis on broader academic education in addition to journalism education. The School also offers a Master of Journalism program. Additionally, it offers BA, MA and PhD programs in Communication. The School has a combined enrolment of approximately 550 in journalism and 1,600 students overall. Alumni have gone on to be leaders in the fields of journalism, communications studies, politics and public service. All applications must be submitted electronically. Hard copy applications will not be processed. Candidates should prepare a dossier that includes the following: a signed cover letter; current curriculum vitae; links to sample of work; details of proposed research interests or a research plan; evidence of teaching ability and sample syllabi where appropriate. Al l documents must be submitted as PDF files. Applicants must also arrange for three signed letters of reference on letterhead to be submitted by email before the closing date.

Candidates should ensure their cover letter and reference letters are addressed to the attention of:

Dr. Christopher Waddell, Director
Chair, Search Committee
School of Journalism and Communication
1125 Colonel By Drive
Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 586

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Questions about the position should be addressed via email Chris.Waddell@Carleton.ca

Please submit your completed application package electronically to:

Ms. Carole Craswell
Administrator, School of Journalism and Communication
Carleton University
Carole.Craswell@Carleton.ca

Please specify “Application- Journalism” in your subject line.

Deadline: Nov. 22, 2013

Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.