Faculty Positions - Journalism

 

Field of Specialization: Journalism
Academic Unit: Journalism and Communication
Category of Appointment: Term
Rank/Position Title: Instructor I or II
Start Date: July 1, 2019
Closing Date: Consideration of complete applications will begin on March 24, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

About the Position:

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, 2019.

The successful candidate will teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, such as the multimedia portion of the graduate-level introductory reporting workshop; the second-year undergraduate digital toolkit lecture/lab; and, the second-year undergraduate reporting fundamentals course. Teaching may also include courses involving specialized writing, audio or video journalism. The successful candidate will participate in shaping course-specific curricula and will contribute to the School through involvement with special student-centred events and 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 have gone on to be leaders in the fields of journalism, communication studies, politics and public service. We launched a Bachelor of Journalism with a Concentration in Health Sciences option and a Bachelor of Media Production and Design honours degree in fall 2018. For more information: https://carleton.ca/sjc/

Qualifications:

Applicants should have significant current newsroom experience in digital production and reporting, multimedia production and reporting, and the application of social media for reporting. A strong familiarity with evolving models of journalism and interactive/multimedia storytelling, and a solid understanding of how traditional skills are applied to digital platforms, are required, as is capacity for experimentation with new forms of journalistic storytelling. Applicants should have demonstrated excellence in various forms of journalistic writing; a graduate degree; previous experience teaching journalism; and, a 10-year record of newsroom reporting and/or editing.

Experience with WordPress, Photoshop, audio and video editing software, mapping, curation and interactive tools for storytelling are assets, as is experience in editing, producing and newsroom leadership.

Application Instructions:

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

  • Signed cover letter
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of intent explaining why you are interested in this position and what courses you think you could most effectively teach and why (two pages)
  • Links to three samples of journalistic work demonstrating digital/multimedia range
  • Links to three samples of journalistic writing demonstrating depth and range
  • Evidence of teaching ability and sample syllabi where appropriate
  • 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 a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Submit applications to:
Ms. Carole Craswell
Administrator, School of Journalism and Communication
Carleton University
Carole.Craswell@Carleton.ca

Address applications to:

Professor Chris Waddell
Chair, Hiring Committee
School of Journalism and Communication
Carleton University
Chris.Waddell@carleton.ca

About Carleton University:

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. With over 30,000 students, 900 academic faculty, and 1,100 staff and more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking enabling minds to connect, discover and generate transformative knowledge.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. Canada’s capital has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit www.carleton.ca/about.

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. Carleton understands that career paths vary.  Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be taken into careful consideration.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair 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.

Carleton University acknowledges and respects the Algonquin people, traditional custodians of the land on which the Carleton University campus is situated.

Faculty positions - Communication and Media Studies

Instructor I – Digital Media Practice

Academic Unit: Journalism and Communication
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Confirmation-Track)
Field of Specialization: Communication and Media Studies
Rank/Position Title: Instructor I
Start Date: July 1, 2019
Closing Date: Consideration of complete applications will begin on December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled

About the Position:

The School of Journalism and Communication invites applications from experienced candidates for an appointment in Communication and Media Studies at the rank of Instructor I, beginning July 1, 2019. This is a permanent, continuing position leading to confirmation.

The primary duty of this position is undergraduate teaching. There are no research requirements associated with the position. The successful candidate will deliver the program’s introductory lecture course (COMS 1000: Introduction to Communication and Media Studies) and its media production workshop course (COMS 4501: Digital Media Practice). Other teaching assignments will be based on the candidate’s experience and expertise. Candidates who can teach additional courses in the areas of game studies or sound studies are particularly desirable. In addition to undergraduate teaching, the successful candidate will be responsible for being the liaison to the program’s alumni association chapter and undergraduate student society.

About the Academic Unit:

The Communication and Media Studies program is housed within the School of Journalism and Communication. The program has 20 full-time faculty members. It offers degrees at the undergraduate (Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies) and graduate levels (Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy). The School is located in Richcraft Hall, a modern building situated on the edge of the Rideau River. The program is recognized as a national leader in teaching and research. To learn more about the program, please visit our website.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a record of teaching excellence in a university setting and should possess a PhD in Communication or a cognate discipline. Successful candidates should have a portfolio that demonstrates necessary technical skills, applied in professional and/or academic contexts, in any of the following: digital storytelling; web design; digital photography; podcasting; and/or video production. ABD candidates with considerable experience will also be considered.

Application Instructions:

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and supporting documents and be sent electronically as one single PDF file to Melanie Leblanc, Administrative Assistant to the Program Head for Communication and Media Studies (melanie.leblanc@carleton.ca). All correspondence should be directed to Dr. Josh Greenberg, Director, School of Journalism and Communication, and Program Head, Communication and Media Studies (joshua.greenberg@carleton.ca).

Supporting documents should include: a statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of teaching effectiveness and innovation; and three sample course outlines. One of these courses should be COMS 1000: Introduction to Communication and Media Studies. The second course should be COMS 4501: Digital Media Practice. The third course may be drawn from our existing undergraduate curriculum or can be a new course that the candidate would like to develop in her /his area of expertise. Each course outline should include the following components:

(a)          Detailed description of the learning goals and objectives for the course
(b)          Overview of topics and themes to be covered
(c)           Assigned readings
(d)          Assignments and grading

Candidates who are selected for interviews will be asked to provide the names of three referees who are qualified to speak to their teaching experience and relevant technical skills. Referees will be asked to submit a confidential letter of recommendation and should be advised of this possibility in advance.

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

About Carleton University:

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 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. Carleton understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be taken into careful consideration.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair 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.

Faculty Positions - Bachelor of Media Production and Design

Instructor I or II: Digital media storytelling/online design

Field of Specialization: Digital media storytelling/online design
Academic Unit: Journalism
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Confirmation Track)
Rank/Position Title: Instructor I or II (rank commensurate with experience)
Start Date: July 1, 2019
Closing Date: Consideration of complete applications begins November 15, 2018

The Position:

The School of Journalism and Communication invites applications for a preliminary (confirmation-track) appointment in the School’s new Bachelor of Media Production and Design (BMPD) honours program at the rank of Instructor I or II (rank commensurate with experience) beginning July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will join the dynamic new program in the second year of its launching. The BMPD draws on its own core of distinctive courses, along with elements from two of Carleton University’s most successful programs – Journalism, and Information Technology/lnteractive Multimedia and Design (IMD) – to foster an innovative approach to the ways we connect through fact­ based “story” in the 21st century. It provides 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 Instructor will help lead the ongoing translation of the program’s mission into a creative and original slate of courses. She/he will be dedicated to innovative teaching and will cultivate and solidify professional linkages that inform curricular development and lead to student co-op opportunities. She/he will demonstrate a strong commitment to student engagement and contribute meaningfully to the academic/administrative life of the School, university and larger community. There are no research expectations associated with this position.

The Academic Unit:

The BMPD is an independent honours degree program, with its own unique academic objectives/outcomes, under the auspices of Carleton’s Journalism program. Capacity by 2022 is expected to be in excess of 200 students over the program’s four curricular years.

Initial intake in September 2018 will be approximately 30 students, rising to a 60-student intake in September 2019. The School’s Bachelor and Master of Journalism programs have a combined total enrolment of approximately 500.

BMPD details: https://carleton.ca/sjc/mediaproduction/.

Journalism details: https://carleton.ca/sjc/journalism/.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a graduate degree in a field relevant to the BMPD program (e.g. design or media production, journalism, communications) and an innovative vision of storytelling and engagement.

She/he will have demonstrated superior professional skills in writing for multiple media formats and the experience/ability to develop and deliver core courses in that area. Theory- and practice-based expertise in visual communication is essential and in data storytelling highly valued. Knowledge of online design and the relationship between technology, civic engagement and public institutions are assets.

Aptitude and demonstrated ability to teach and supervise at the undergraduate and potentially graduate level is necessary, as is capacity to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment.

Application Instructions:

Submit a single PDF dossier with:

  • Signed cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Your vision of how the BMPD can push the boundaries of fact-based story and design with respect to public engagement (using current examples where possible). Include how/why the elements of multimedia online presentations (words/writing, visual communication, data) inform your vision, and how your vision differs from journalism (three pages);
  • Three samples of (or links to) professional work;
  • Names/contact information of three referees. Those selected for an interview must arrange for reference letters and should advise referees accordingly.

Address letter to:

Professor Chris Waddell

School of Journalism and Communication

Program Director – Bachelor of Media Production and Design

Carleton University

1125 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6

Submit application electronically to:

Ms. Carole Craswell

Administrator, School of Journalism and Communication

Carleton University

Carole.Craswell@Carleton.ca

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

About Carleton University:

For more about Carleton and the City of Ottawa: www.carleton.ca/provost.

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. Carleton understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be taken into careful consideration.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair 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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