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 May 27, 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 broadcast journalism and Journalism Studies in our undergraduate and graduate programs. Undergraduate courses include third-year audio and third-year video journalism. Graduate courses include introductory video journalism and seminars exploring journalism’s evolving role in society writ large as well as within areas such as the international development sector. 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 Journalism with a Concentration in Health Sciences option and a Bachelor of Media Production and Design honours degree in fall 2018. Details:


Applicants should have significant current newsroom experience in audio and video journalism, and scholarly and professional knowledge of journalism and its influence in society, including its global intersections in areas such as the development sector. 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. Also required: demonstrated excellence in various forms of journalistic writing; graduate degree in Journalism or related area; experience teaching journalism; and, a record of at least 10 years of newsroom reporting and/or editing.

Experience with audio and video editing software and interactive storytelling tools 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
  • 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
  • Links to three samples of academic writing connected to journalism
  • Evidence of teaching ability (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


Address applications to:

Professor Susan Harada Chair, Hiring Committee

School of Journalism and Communication

Carleton University


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. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

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.