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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.


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.