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Assistant Professor: Journalism and Communication (Global or Regional Media Studies)

29.08.2019 13:24 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Carleton University

  • 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 Global South.

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

Application Instructions:

Please submit a zipped electronic dossier to and include a signed cover letter; 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 possibility.

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:

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

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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