Field of Specialization: Journalism
Academic Unit: School of Journalism
Category of Appointment: Term Position
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


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.

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. Details:


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 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 Chris Waddell

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 more than 29,000 students, 950 academic faculty, and 2,000 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 groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country. Canada’s capital has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. For more:

Carleton 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.

Shortlisted applicants should 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.