About the position

Field of Specialization: Journalism

Academic Unit: Journalism and Communication

Category of Appointment: Term

Rank/Position Title: Instructor I or II

Start Date: July 1, 2023

Closing Date: Consideration of complete applications will begin on March 13, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

The School of Journalism and Communication invites applications from qualified candidates for a 12-month Term Position appointment in Journalism at the rank of Instructor I or II (depending on qualifications) beginning July 1, 2023.

To see the full position posting, please visit Carleton University’s Deputy Provost’s website at https://carleton.ca/deputyprovost/jobs/academics/.

The successful candidate will teach broadcast journalism and other journalism courses in our undergraduate and graduate programs. Undergraduate courses could include third-year audio and third-year video journalism or fourth-year broadcasting workshops. Graduate courses could include seminars exploring journalism’s evolving role in society writ large. Teaching assignments could also include civic engagement and storytelling courses in the Bachelor of Media Production and Design. The successful candidate will participate in shaping course-specific curricula and contribute to the School through involvement with student-centred events/projects. There are no research expectations associated with this position.

About the Academic Unit

Carleton’s journalism program is Canada’s oldest, offering both Bachelor and Master of Journalism honours degrees. Our alumni are leaders in journalism, communication studies, politics and the public service. We launched a Bachelor of Media Production and Design honours degree and Bachelor of Journalism with a Concentration in Health Sciences option in the fall of 2018. Details: https://carleton.ca/sjc/.


Applicants should have significant current newsroom experience in audio and video journalism or podcasting and scholarly and professional knowledge of journalism and its influence in society. A strong familiarity with evolving models of broadcast storytelling and solid understanding of how traditional broadcast skills are applied to digital platforms are required, as is capacity for experimentation with new storytelling forms. Ideally, candidates should have 7-10 years of journalism experience in reporting or producing. Experience with audio and video editing software and interactive storytelling tools are assets, as is experience in editing, producing and newsroom leadership. Formal teaching experience would be an asset, but a demonstrated aptitude for teaching is also a key qualification.

Application Instructions

Please email applications as a single PDF file containing the following:

  • Signed cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of intent explaining why you are interested in this position and how you will apply your academic and professional experience to the courses listed above (500 words)
  • Links to three samples of journalistic work demonstrating broadcast storytelling range
  • Evidence of teaching ability (teaching dossier or other materials if available)
  • Names/contact information of three referees. Shortlisted candidates must arrange for submission of confidential letters of reference.
  • Please indicate in your application if you are currently legally eligible to work in Canada.
  • Please provide a statement that identifies your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your discipline and on campus as well as your future plans. (500 words)

Submit applications to:

Ms. Krysia Kotarba

Administrator, School of Journalism and Communication Carleton University Krysia.Kotarba@Carleton.ca

Address applications to:

Professor Allan Thompson, Hiring Committee Chair, School of Journalism and Communication,

Carleton University allan.thompson@carleton.ca

About Carleton University

Located in Ottawa, Carleton is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Internationally recognized academics, staff, and researchers engage more than 31,000 students in over 100 programs of study. Carleton has long been known for promoting research excellence and connectedness and is involved in partnerships around the globe. With strong leadership, it enjoys a healthy financial position and our proximity to government and cultural institutions, media, and a thriving knowledge economy make Carleton and Ottawa a great place to work, learn, and live. Our picturesque campus is fully accessible and, along with award-winning student services, Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa.

Carleton University is 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, gender identity and/or expression. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the Chair as soon as possible to ensure that appropriate arrangements may be made.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.