Field of Specialization:Global or Regional Media Studies
Academic Unit:Journalism and Communication – Communication and Media Studies
Category of Appointment:Preliminary (tenure-track)
Rank/Position Title:Assistant Professor
Start Date:July 1, 2020
Closing Date:Consideration of complete application will begin in
November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
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, 2020.
Candidates should demonstrate strong potential to contribute to
scholarship in the field of Global Media Studies or to the scholarly
literature addressing media and communication processes and practices
within any of the following regions: Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin
or South America, the Middle East and North Africa or generally in the
The successful candidate will be expected to participate in
undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring across our program
curriculum, to be active members of interdisciplinary teaching and
research initiatives across the university, and to participate in the
administrative life of the School.
About the Academic Unit:
In September 2016, the BA Communication Studies program re-launched as
a Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies (B. COMS) within the
School of Journalism and Communication. The School also offers
graduate degrees at the masters and doctoral levels in Communication
and Media Studies, in addition to undergraduate and graduate degrees
in Journalism. Our approach to both research and the teaching of
communication is broad and interdisciplinary, focusing on the critical
analysis of media and communication industries, institutions,
practices, and effects. Please visit our website at:
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 show evidence of theoretical sophistication in their
writing, 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.
We expect the successful candidate to teach courses in our
undergraduate and graduate programs, and to develop new courses in
their area of specialization
Please submit a zipped electronic dossier to
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curriculum vitae; a 2-3-page statement describing current and future
research plans; a statement of teaching philosophy; a sample graduate
seminar course outline in your area of specialization; one writing
sample; and the names and contact information of 3 referees.
Candidates who are selected for an interview may be asked to arrange
for letters of reference and should advise their referees of this
Please ensure application materials are addressed to Dr. Ira Wagman,
Interim Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication,
Carleton University. Inquiries about the position can be directed to:
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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. With
over 30,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage
creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of 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. 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 carefully considered.
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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