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Faculty Positions

Communication and Media Studies

Rank/Position title: Visiting Professor
Start date: July 1, 2017/January 1, 2018
Closing date for Applications: December 15, 2016

About the position: The School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University invites applications from distinguished scholars for the position of Visiting Professor of Communication and Media Studies for the 2017-18 academic year. This position is open to professors who wish to spend time in a vibrant, interdisciplinary environment in order to carry out their research and teach on topics and issues that complement those of our faculty and graduate students in the Communication and Media Studies program. The School of Journalism and Communication provides office space and administrative support, a robust research setting with high quality Master’s and PhD students, contact with other professors in the School, at Carleton, and in neighbouring universities, and a stipend for a single term (applicants wishing to spend more than one term are welcome to apply and should indicate as much in their cover letter).

Qualifications: The Visiting Professor position is ideal for established academics on sabbatical, or those with research leave funding or a portable research fellowship. Applicants should have a record of internationally recognized published scholarship and a strong record of graduate teaching and mentorship. Preference will be given to tenured professors who already hold faculty positions at other institutions in Canada or internationally. Visiting professors are expected to actively contribute to the School’s intellectual culture, and will be asked to lead a graduate seminar on a topic of their choosing. Visiting Professors are also expected to deliver a public research presentation before the end of their appointment.

Application instructions: If interested, please submit the following application materials:

1. Cover letter addressed to the attention of Dr. Josh Greenberg, Director, School of Journalism and Communication. Please specify your citizenship and the term(s) in which you wish to hold the appointment (Fall term: September-December 2017; Winter term: January-April 2018).

2. One-page proposal that describes the research that will be undertaken while in residence.

3. One-page description of a graduate seminar you wish to teach, including the title, and an overview of issues and themes to be covered.

4. Curriculum vitae.

Candidates are asked to prepare a zipped electronic file containing all application materials, and submit their completed application by email to:

Carole Craswell
Administrator School of Journalism and Communication

About Carleton University
The School of Journalism and Communication offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Communication and Media Studies (B.CoMS, MA, PhD), and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Journalism (BJ, MJ). Our approach to both research and teaching is broad and interdisciplinary, focusing on the critical analysis of media and communication industries, institutions, practices, and effects. For more information, please visit our website:

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution committed to developing solutions to real world problems by pushing the boundaries of knowledge and understanding. Its internationally recognized faculty, staff, and researchers provide academic opportunities in more than 100 programs of study to more than 28,000 full- and part-time students, from every province and more than 100 countries around the world. Carleton’s creative, interdisciplinary, and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative work in science and technology, business, governance, public policy, and the arts.

Minutes from downtown, Carleton University is located on a beautiful campus, bordered by the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal. With over 12 national museums and the spectacular Gatineau Park close by, there are many excellent recreational opportunities for individuals and families to enjoy. The City of Ottawa, with a population of almost one million, is Canada’s capital city and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country.

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

Contract Instructor Teaching Opportunities

Journalism – Summer 2017

Pursuant to Article 16.3 of the CUPE 4600 Unit 2 Collective Agreement, subject to Article 16.2 and 16.4 through 16.7, applications are invited from members of the CUPE 4600 bargaining unit and other interested persons to teach the following Journalism courses during the 2017 Summer term. 


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Communication and Media Studies – Summer 2017

Pursuant to Article 16.3 of the CUPE 4600 Unit 2 Collective Agreement, subject to Article 16.2 and 16.4 through 16.7, applications are invited from members of the CUPE 4600 bargaining unit and other interested persons to teach the following Communication and Media Studies courses during the 2017 Summer term.


COMS 4606 [0.5 credit] (May-August)
Global Media and Popular Culture

Key theories and concepts that have shaped the study of global media and its impact on popular cultures around the world.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 18.05-20.55, May 1 – June 13, 2017

Candidates should hold a postgraduate degree in Communication or a related field, and have particular research or employment experience in the relevant area of the course for which they are applying.   Priority will be given to candidates with higher research degrees and teaching experience at the university level.

Qualified applicants should send a cv and list of previous courses taught within the CUPE 4600 Unit 2 bargaining unit at Carleton. This can be sent electronically and addressed to Professor Joshua Greenberg c/o

Deadline:   Friday, February 10, 2017 at 12:00pm ET

All positions are subject to budgetary approval.   Some of these courses may be taught by employees who have the right to automatic reappointment. Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered.