Contract Instructor Teaching Opportunities

Communication and Media Studies

Fall and Winter Terms 2019-2020

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 2019-2020 Fall and Winter terms.

Course availabilities

COMS 4311A [0.5]
Environmental Communication
Fall term 2019

Examines environmental, animal, and earth observing media and pays special attention to the production of visual materials. The course explores the influence of media systems on the production, dissemination, and meaning of environmental observations and looks at sites of contemporary environmental contention.

Prerequisite(s): fourth year Honours standing in Communication and Media Studies or permission of the School of Journalism and Communication.
Lectures three hours a week.

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.

Deadline:  Wednesday, June 26th  at 12:00pm

Please submit a cv and cover letter listing other courses previously taught at Carleton to Professor Joshua Greenberg, Director, School of Journalism and Communication – c/o carole.craswell@carleton.ca.

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.

COMS 4800D [0.5]
Special Topic in Communication and Media Studies
Topic for 2019-20:  Popular Media and Sexual Health
Fall term 2019

This course will explore representations of mental health, suicide, substance use, teen pregnancy, and sexual violence in popular television. To what extent does media influence health and society, and vice-versa? What are the responsibilities of media producers, platform owners, and regulators to promoting good public health? Can commercial media play an important role in public health advocacy, and if so, how?

A selected topic not ordinarily treated in the regular course program. The choice of topic varies from year to year. Check with the Communication and Media Studies program regarding the topic offered.

Fourth-year Honours standing in Communication and Media Studies or permission of the School of Journalism and Communication.

Lectures three hours a week.

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.

Deadline:  Thursday, June 13th at 12:00pm

Qualified applicants should send a cv and a list of previous courses taught within the CUPE 4600 Unit 2 bargaining unit at Carleton and a brief (1-page) summary/description of the course, its learning goals and objectives, and proposed topics and themes that will be covered to Professor Joshua Greenberg, Director, School of Journalism and Communication – c/o carole.craswell@carleton.ca.

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.