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Extended-Term Appointment in Digital Journalism Futures

Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2019

The Department of Journalism at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for a full-time extended-term appointment (ETA) in Digital Journalism Futures.

We are seeking a practitioner-teacher with a specialization in digital journalism who will lead our capstone digital magazine course to produce The City. We are particularly interested in candidates who can envision teaching successful models of digital journalism practice and empower our students with employable skills for the future.

This is a full-time teaching and service position for an initial 3-year appointment starting no later than August 1, 2019 to May 31, 2022. ETAs are eligible for reappointment subject to the availability of work and positive evaluation of their performance.

The Department of Journalism has been at the forefront of training skilled journalists who think critically about the profession and society for over 40 years. The faculty and staff are committed to serving the profession by training skilled, thinking journalists and by producing scholarship, criticism, and commentary on journalism. Our graduates are nationally recognized journalists striving to fight injustice in a world awash with misinformation. They are known for their intelligence and rigour. We offer four programs: a three-year undergraduate program, two one-year graduate diplomas, and a two-year MA in Digital Innovation in Journalism Studies. Candidates are encouraged to visit our departmental website for additional information concerning our programs and priorities: concordia.ca/artsci/journalism

QUALIFICATIONS

All applicants must possess strong professional journalism credentials. The ideal candidate will also have the ability to develop and teach digital magazine and reporting classes, competencies with a range of digital journalism platforms and tools (textual, radio, video, photo, mobile and social media), and be driven to be a leader in the field of journalism while contributing to the academic and administrative life of the Department. Evidence of teaching effectiveness at undergraduate and/or graduate levels and editorial experience are considered assets. 

APPLICATIONS

Applications should consist of the following items, in the given order, as a single PDF:

  • a cover letter;
  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy/interests;
  • samples of journalism production to showcase a specialization in digital journalism (textual, radio, video, photo, mobile and social media)
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching evaluations; syllabi; samples of student work);
  • three letters of reference.

Applications, as a single PDF, should be sent to Ms. Donna Stewart, Department Administrator at donna.stewart@concordia.ca with the subject heading Journalism ETA application. Three letters of reference must be sent directly to same email address (Subject: Reference for [Candidate’s Name]) or mailed to the department to arrive by Friday, May 10, 2019 and addressed to:

Dr. David Secko, Chair
Department of Journalism, L-CJ 3.247
Concordia University
7141 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H4B 1R6

Inquiries can be directed to Dr. David Secko at david.secko@concordia.ca.

Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the position has been filled. All applications should reach departments no later than May 10, 2019.

This position is subject to budgetary approval and department/unit need. This is a full-time teaching and service position for an initial 3-year appointment starting no later than August 1, 2019 to May 31, 2022. ETAs are eligible for reappointment subject to the availability of work and positive evaluation of their performance. Successful candidates will normally be expected to teach up to seven courses in an academic year, depending on service responsibilities undertaken.

 

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