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CTV Chair in Digital Science Journalism – Assistant or Associate, Preliminary (Tenure-Track)

Start Date: July 1, 2018

Closing: Consideration of complete applications will begin November 20, 2017 and continue until position is filled.

About the position

Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary (tenure track) appointment as CTV Chair in Digital Science Journalism beginning July 1, 2018. The appointment will be at a rank consistent with the successful candidate’s qualifications.

Established in 2000 at Carleton, with a French-language equivalent at Laval, the CTV Science Chair was a first for Canada. It signalled Carleton’s commitment to producing science journalists capable of engaging citizens in critical conversations involving the relationships between their environment, their health and the work of scientists.

The successful candidate will develop courses for, teach and advise undergraduate and graduate Journalism students interested in science and science journalism. She/he will collaborate with Carleton’s Faculty of Science to facilitate the training of Journalism students in the proposed Bachelor of Journalism with a Concentration in Health Sciences, acting as informal adviser to Journalism students enrolled in the Concentration’s senior capstone course. She/he will promote science literacy to all journalism students, and will explore the development of science communication curricula, including a potential online course for non-Journalism students.

As well as focussing on Science Journalism for research and some teaching, the Chair is expected to be an active participant in the broader pedagogical mission of the Journalism program, including teaching theory-based and professional journalism courses in a variety of subject areas and media formats at undergraduate/graduate levels, and undertaking graduate supervisions.

She/he will be dedicated to enterprising teaching/research, committed to student engagement, and an enthusiastic participant in the academic/administrative life of the School, university and larger community.

About the Academic Unit

The School offers both Bachelor and Master of Journalism degrees. A Bachelor of Journalism with a Concentration in Health Sciences is proposed for Fall 2018. Current combined enrolment is approximately 550.

A Bachelor of Media Production and Design program will launch in Fall 2018. An independent degree program with its own unique academic objectives/outcomes and administrative structure, it will operate under the auspices of the Journalism program. Total capacity by 2022 is expected to be in excess of 200 students.

Details: https://carleton.ca/sjc/journalism/

Qualifications

Applicants must be accomplished journalists with proven contemporary experience in science journalism across media formats, with evidence of and/or strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions in the digital realm, including aptitude/enthusiasm for incorporating inventive approaches to pedagogy.

A research agenda consistent with the mandate of the Digital Science Journalism Chair will facilitate contributions to the Journalism program’s national/international profile.

A demonstrated ability to work effectively as a contributing team member in a collaborative environment, and evidence of the capacity and initiative to assume a leadership role, is crucial.

A graduate degree in a relevant discipline is required; a PhD, while not mandatory, may be considered an asset.

Application instructions

Electronic dossier requirements:

  • Signed cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Proposal for an innovative project that the applicant is qualified to implement, which would provide value to Journalism students, the Chair’s mandate and the program (500 words);
  • Description of research interests/capabilities (500 words);
  • Three samples of journalistic work (links acceptable);
  • Names/contact information of three referees. Shortlisted candidates must arrange for submission of confidential letters of reference.

Submit applications (pdf format) to:

Ms. Carole Craswell
Administrator, School of Journalism and Communication
Carleton University
Carole.Craswell@Carleton.ca.

Address applications to:

Professor Susan Harada
Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication; Program Head, Journalism
Carleton University

***Please indicate if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University

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.

Details about Carleton and Ottawa: www.carleton.ca/provost.

Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be requested to contact the Chair of the Search Committee as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to accommodate requests in a timely manner.

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

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COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES

Assistant Professor in Communication, Politics, and Policy – Preliminary (Tenure-Track)

Start Date: July 1, 2018

Closing Date for Applications: October 27, 2017

About the Position

The School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary (tenure track) appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2018. Deadline for the receipt of applications is Friday, October 27, 2017.

Candidates should demonstrate strong potential to become leading researchers in the area of communication, politics, and policy. Candidates may work in a variety of sub-fields, draw on a range of theoretical and methodological approaches, and focus on Canadian or global/international issues. We are particularly interested in applications from scholars whose research activity and teaching interests engages critically with one or more of the following:

  • Media technologies and election campaigns
  • Communication and public/civic engagement
  • Media, gender and politics
  • Communications policy
  • Cultural policy
  • Political rhetoric
  • Propaganda and populism
  • Political activism/advocacy
  • Digital diplomacy
  • Media and development

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct high quality research, participate broadly in teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute actively to the service culture of the School, Faculty, and University.

The Communication and Media Studies program is located within the School of Journalism and Communication, offering programs of study leading to undergraduate (Bachelor of Communication & Media Studies) and graduate (Master of Arts, PhD) degrees. Our approach to both research and the teaching of communication and media studies is broad and interdisciplinary, focusing on communication theory and history, and the critical analysis of media and communication industries, institutions, practices, and texts.

Qualifications

Qualified candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Communication or a related discipline by the date of the appointment. However, outstanding ABD candidates who are close to completion may also be considered. Candidates should provide evidence of theoretical and methodological sophistication, possess an emerging publication record and demonstrate potential to attract external funding, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Consistent with Carleton University’s focus on teaching excellence, the successful candidate will be committed to developing innovative approaches to pedagogy, encouraging creative and critical inquiry, and empowering students to become active citizens.

 Application Instructions

Candidates should prepare a zipped electronic dossier that includes a signed cover letter; current curriculum vitae; a 2-3 page statement describing current and future research plans; a sample undergraduate and graduate course outline that draws from our existing curricula; one writing sample; and the names and contact information of 3 referees. Candidates who are selected for an interview will be asked to arrange for letters of reference and should advise their referees of this possibility.

Applications must be submitted electronically to Ms. Carole Craswell, Administrator, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University: Carole.Craswell@Carleton.ca.

Please ensure application materials are addressed to Dr. Josh Greenberg, Director, School of Journalism and Communication, 4302C Richcraft Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1S 5B6.

Inquiries about the position can be made via email to: Joshua.Greenberg@Carleton.ca.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University

Join our intellectual and collaborative community of scholars. Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. To learn more about our University and the City of Ottawa, please visit www.carleton.ca/provost.

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.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair of the Search Committee as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

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

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MEDIA PRODUCTION AND DESIGN

Associate Professor in Digital media storytelling and online design – Preliminary (Tenure-Track)

Start Date: July 1, 2018

Closing Date for Applications: Consideration of complete applications will begin November 20, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

About the Position:

The School of Journalism and Communication invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary (tenure-track) appointment in the School’s new Bachelor of Media Production and Design honours program at the rank of Associate Professor beginning on July 1, 2018. An appointment with tenure will also be considered, depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate.

The successful candidate will play a leadership role in the ongoing design, development and teaching of curriculum for the School’s new Bachelor of Media Production and Design (BMPD) honours degree program, launching in September 2018. With its own core of distinctive courses, the BMPD will also draw on elements from two of Carleton University’s most successful programs – Journalism, and Information Technology (SIT)/lnteractive Multimedia and Design (IMD) – to foster an innovative and unique approach to the ways we connect through fact-based “story” in the 21st century. It will provide a solid academic foundation and professional skills to those who wish to work creatively in the space where media, information, public engagement and design intersect.

The person who fills this position will lead the BMPD through its initial years; she/he will also teach within it. With respect to teaching, the successful candidate will have the demonstrated experience and ability to develop and deliver core theoretical and practical courses in more than one of the following areas: digital storytelling; visual communication; online design; the relationship between technology, civic engagement and public institutions. She/he will play a key role in supervising capstone projects for senior students.

With respect to leadership, the successful candidate is expected to assume – after a year of mentoring – the role of program director for the BMPD’s initial years, responsible for refining and growing the program. As such, duties will include: managing the evolution of the program’s curriculum to ensure it delivers theoretical and practical courses that enable students to design, produce and present multifaceted stories online, engage audiences and explain complex issues; liaising with industry; overseeing the BMPD co-op option in co-ordination with Carleton’s Co-operative Education team; co-ordinating program delivery with our BMPD partners in the university’s School of Information Technology. SIT will provide the backbone of the IT/design components of the curriculum.

A research agenda in an area relevant to design and fact-based storytelling innovations vis-a-vis public engagement in the 21st century will facilitate the successful candidate’s contributions to the BMPD program, its students, and the School’s national/international profile.

She/he will be dedicated to effective and enterprising teaching and research in the BMPD and potentially at the graduate level in Journalism in future, have a strong commitment to student engagement, and will contribute meaningfully as a committed faculty member to the academic and administrative life of the School, the university and the larger community.

About the Academic Unit

The Bachelor of Media Production and Design will operate as an independent degree program, with its own unique academic objectives/outcomes and administrative structure, under the auspices of Carleton’s Journalism program in the School of Journalism and Communication. Total capacity of the BMPD by 2022 is expected to be in excess of 200 students over the four curricular years of the program.

Currently, the School offers a Bachelor of Journalism degree – Canada’s oldest and most storied – as well as a Master of Journalism degree. The combined Journalism undergraduate/graduate enrolment is approximately 550.

Specific details about the BMPD program can be found here: https://carleton.ca/sjc/mediaproduction/. Information about the School and its Journalism programs is available here: https://carleton.ca/sjc/journalism/.

Qualifications

This position requires a combination of contemporary professional experience and research capability.

Applicants should have an applied media track-record in cross-platform and interactive fact-based storytelling, and knowledge and experience in online media design and/or original data visualization from qualitative and/or quantitative sources. Such a record of innovative and creative storytelling output and practice will demonstrate clear ability to draw upon professional experience and expertise to develop and deliver in-depth lecture and workshop courses that explore the relationships between a variety of aspects of storytelling, online design and audience engagement around societal issues.

Applicants must exhibit evidence of and/or strong potential for scholarly research in an area related to the integration of storytelling and design, particularly as it pertains to the evolving role of information media in democratic societies. As noted above, research interests and capabilities must be relevant to fact-based storytelling innovations and design vis-a-vis public engagement in the 21st century. A graduate degree in a relevant discipline is required; a PhD, while not mandatory, may be considered an asset.

Applicants must possess a clear vision of how the BMPD might push the boundaries of fact-based story tied to creative design thinking, as well as the expertise and imagination to deliver on that vision.

The successful candidate will also display evidence of and/or strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions, including an aptitude and enthusiasm for incorporating inventive approaches to pedagogy.

A demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team in a collaborative environment, along with evidence of the capacity and initiative to assume a leadership role – pedagogically and administratively – in the new program is crucial.

Application Instructions

Candidates should prepare an electronic dossier in pdf format that includes the following:

  • Signed cover letter;
  • Current curriculum vitae;
  • An outline of their vision of how the Bachelor of Media Production and Design can push the boundaries of fact-based story and design vis-a-vis public engagement (using current examples where possible), and how it differs from journalism (two pages);
  • An evaluation of the BMPD four-year curriculum on website (one page);
  • A description of research interests and capabilities, and the fit with and relevance to the BMPD program (two pages);
  • Three samples of professional work (or links to the works);
  • Names and contact information of three referees. Candidates who are selected for an interview will be asked to arrange for letters of reference and should advise their referees of this.

Applications must be submitted electronically (pdf format) to:

Ms. Carole Craswell
Administrator, School of Journalism and Communication
Carleton University
Carole.Craswell@Carleton.ca.

Please ensure application materials are addressed to:

Professor Chris Waddell
School of Journalism and Communication
Program Director – Bachelor of Media Production and Design Room
4105 Richcraft Hall
Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1S 5B6.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University

Join our intellectual and collaborative community of scholars. Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. To learn more about our University and the City of Ottawa, please visit www.carleton.ca/provost.

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.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair of the Search Committee as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

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

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