Mount Royal University is hiring an assistant professor in journalism. Application deadline is Feb. 24. 


JOB TITLE:        Assistant Professor in Journalism

Competition Number:     D6390VH
Position Type:          Tenure Track
Department:             Faculty of Communication Studies
Competition Closes:     February 24th, 2012


The Faculty of Communication Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position, which will commence August 15, 2012, subject to final budgetary approval.  The Faculty of Communication Studies currently offers a bachelor’s degree program in Communication with majors in Information Design, Journalism and Public Relations.  The successful applicant will be able to teach journalism fundamentals, reporting and editing for print and on-line and in the context of social media environments. The successful candidate will also be comfortable in teaching one or more courses such as Journalism in Society, Media History and Issues, and Law and Ethics.

New faculty are hired into one of two work patterns.  The teaching/scholarship/service pattern has a focus on teaching with the requirement that the faculty member be involved in a research program as well as service to the Mount Royal community.  The teaching/service pattern has a focus on teaching and service only.  There is an option to change work patterns after tenure.

Candidates chosen for an interview will also have:

  • 5 years or more of direct experience in journalism, including experience in print and web-based journalism
  • Recent and relevant teaching experience at a post-secondary level

A PhD in journalism or a related field is preferred; a Master’s degree is required.   Applicants interested in the teaching/scholarship/service pattern should have the ability and intent to pursue a research program.


Since opening in 1910, Mount Royal has embraced change in order to meet the needs of the people and community it serves.  At Mount Royal students experience high quality education enhanced by smaller class sizes, personalized learning and a single-minded dedication to premier undergraduate learning.  Mount Royal is known for its collegial working environment.

A complete dossier including curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three (3) references, evidence of teaching excellence, and, if the teaching/scholarship/service pattern is desirable, evidence of intent to pursue a research program, should be submitted quoting competition # D6390VH to:


Fax:  (403) 440-6629


For further information, contact the Dean of the Faculty of Communication Studies-Marc Chikinda: 403-440-6117

If applying by email, please send your résumé as an attachment, in either Microsoft Word format or RTF.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength.  We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and its scholarship, including but not limited to Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and individuals of any ethnic, national or socio-economic background.