The Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Journalism. The appointment will commence July 1, 2014.

Requisition Title: Assistant Professor – Journalism – 1400051

Job Field: Tenure Stream

Faculty / Division: University of Toronto Scarborough

Department: UTSC: Arts, Culture and Media

Campus: Scarborough

Job Posting: Jan 16, 2014

Job Closing: Mar 19, 2014

Description: 

The Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Journalism. The appointment will commence July 1, 2014.

Applicants must have a graduate degree in Journalism, or a Ph.D. in a relevant field, and demonstrate excellence in research and teaching. The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background and broad professional experience in journalism. S/he also should demonstrate an understanding of the changing nature of journalism, both as a practice and as an industry. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is especially welcome: new and emerging media practices, multimedia journalism, convergence journalism, digital storytelling, journalism ethics, and activist journalism.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and will supervise graduate students in his/her area of expertise. S/he will be responsible for the development of a range of undergraduate courses and will take a leading role in the development of the Joint Program in Journalism with Centennial College. S/he will be a full member of the Faculty of Information (iSchool), a graduate unit at the University of Toronto. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and sample syllabi relevant to the position). If you have any questions about this position, please e-mail JournalismSearch@utsc.utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department at JournalismSearch@utsc.utoronto.ca. The closing date is March 19, 2014. 

UTSC is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment and a multicultural student body speaking a wide range of languages. The university offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. Additional information on the Department of Arts, Culture and Media can be found at http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/acm/ and on the Faculty of Information (iSchool) at http://www.ischool.utoronto.ca/ . 

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.