The School is seeking candidates with a strong background and demonstrated accomplishments in news media within a transforming news landscape. The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher who will play a leading role in delivery and transformation of graduate and undergraduate curricula. He or she will also carry out a strong scholarly research agenda related to journalism.

Deadline to Apply: Friday, March 7th, 2014

The School of Journalism’s faculty prides itself on combining professional experience with research and teaching expertise. The School is part of Ryerson’s Faculty of Communication & Design (FCAD), which focuses on programs in communication, design and the performing arts, and works closely with professional groups in Toronto, Canada’s cultural and business centre.

The School is seeking candidates with a strong background and demonstrated accomplishments in news media within a transforming news landscape. The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher who will play a leading role in delivery and transformation of graduate and undergraduate curricula. He or she will also carry out a strong scholarly research agenda related to journalism.

While many of our graduates are ready for professional-level work in a chosen platform, the School’s programs increasingly emphasize multimedia work alongside traditional journalistic research and communication skills, and critical thinking. Therefore, the successful candidate will bring both substantial journalistic experience and a demonstrated capacity for experimentation with new forms and assimilating emerging practices. She or he will also bring demonstrated capacity to adapt to, and even lead, dramatic change.

The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated readiness to conduct externally funded research activities, and to help both undergraduate and graduate students reflect on journalism’s practice, values and social contribution. She or he will be expected to participate in the academic life of the School of Journalism, the Faculty of Communication and Design, the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, and the University, and in the development and transformation of the journalism professional community.

A Master's degree, at minimum, is required.

Applications, including a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching, leadership or coaching excellence, full curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and samples of recent work in any format, should be sent in digital (only) format to Ivor Shapiro, Chair of the School of Journalism: chair.journalism@ryerson.ca. The review of applications will begin March 10, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at http://www.ryerson.ca/teaching/agreements/rfa_agreement/index.html. The RFA’s website can be found at: http://www.rfanet.ca. A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/benefits/benefits_by_group/rfa/index.html.

For information, visit Journalism’s website at www.ryerson.ca/journalism, or contact Ivor Shapiro at the above address. 

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

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.