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Tenure-Track Position in Journalism – Collaborative and Inclusive Journalism Across Disciplines

Last updated: October 2, 2020, 4:13 p.m.

Job title: Assistant Professor in Collaborative and Inclusive Journalism Across Disciplines
Position code: 20_T_JOUR_M
Date posted: October 2, 2020
Application deadline: November 30, 2020
Advertised until: Position is filled

Position description

The Department of Journalism invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, but exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level may also be considered. We are seeking a practitioner-teacher-scholar in journalism with a focus on inclusion and collaboration. We are particularly interested in candidates who combine contemporary approaches to journalism with a critical perspective on how journalism can work across disciplines for a more inclusive future. Those interested in the future and potential of intersectoral approaches to education are encouraged to apply. 

Qualifications and assets

All applicants must possess strong professional and contemporary journalism credentials.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to develop and teach classes on inclusion and collaborative journalism, as well as competencies with a range of digital journalism platforms and tools (textual, visual, web, mobile and social media). The ideal candidate will provide evidence of their approach to inclusive journalism and evidence of an evolving program of research or professional outputs in journalism studies.

Preference will be given to candidates with a MA or PhD in a relevant field, and to those that can demonstrate evidence of teaching effectiveness. The ideal candidate will also have an interest in teaching across academic departments.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the undergraduate, diploma and MA levels, to engage in research or research-creation, including active scholarly or professional publication, and be driven to be a leader in the field of journalism while contributing to the academic and administrative life of the Department.

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. Commensurate with their rank, candidates will be assessed on their demonstrated potential to attract diverse students and collaborators to Concordia University, conduct internationally recognized research, secure research funds, as well as teach and drive curricular development within their respective area.

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to: Donna Stewart, Department Administrator at with the subject heading Tenure-track application in Journalism and must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code 20_T_JOUR_M, a detailed curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, samples of recent publications, and the names and contact information of three (3) referees (candidates who are shortlisted will be asked to submit letters of reference and should alert referees of this potential need). Electronic applications should be submitted by November 30, 2020 but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence in August 2021.

Concordia strives to be an inclusive institution that is welcoming of diverse backgrounds and experiences in order to improve learning, advance research, inspire creativity, and drive productivity. We define diversity broadly to include both ethnic and socio‐cultural background and diversity of perspectives, ideologies and traditions.

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 conduct innovative research and 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
  • conducting research with underrepresented and/or underserved communities
  • 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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