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Limited-Term Appointment in the Department of Journalism

Last updated: July 22, 2021, 11:50 a.m.

Job title: Limited-Term Appointment, Department of Journalism
Date posted: April 6, 2021
Date revised: July 22, 2021
Application deadline: August 20, 2021
Advertised until: August 20, 2021

Position description

The Department of Journalism at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for one limited-term appointment, to begin on September 1, 2021, in:

  • Feature and narrative journalism for digital platforms

For the position in feature and narrative journalism for digital platforms, the ideal candidate will have professional experience in magazine writing and long-form narrative journalism, as well as social media and mobile reporting.

The successful candidate is expected to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, normally three courses per term, and be engaged in the daily life of the department and its academic mission.

Qualifications and assets

All applicants must possess strong professional journalism credentials. Preference will be given to candidates who have an MA degree or higher and can demonstrate evidence of teaching effectiveness. The focus of each position is described above.

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to: Ms. Donna Stewart, Department Administrator, at with the subject heading Journalism LTA position. Applications should consist of the following items, in the given order, as a single PDF:

  • a cover letter identifying the title (please include the applicable immigration status statement — see below);
  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy/interests;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching evaluations; syllabi; samples of student work);
  • three letters of reference (see below).

The three letters of reference must be sent directly to (Subject: Reference for [Candidate’s Name]) or mailed to the department to arrive by no later than 5 p.m., Friday, August 20, 2021 and addressed to:

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

Inquiries can be directed to Dr. David Secko at

Electronic applications should be submitted by 5 p.m. on August 20, 2021 but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Renewals of returning limited-term appointments are considered first. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Short-listed candidates will be required to provide an attestation of terminal degree. These positions are subject to budgetary approval and department/unit need. Individuals holding limited-term appointments may be granted a subsequent appointment, given continued funding and need, as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, initial appointments and subsequent appointments may not exceed 36 months or a span of three consecutive years.

The appointment is expected to commence on September 1, 2021.

Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.

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