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Teaching Opportunity: Limited Term Appointments in Journalism

February 27, 2018

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY Faculty of Arts and Science

Deadline: March 30, 2018

The Department of Journalism at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for up to three limited-term appointments in:

  1. Digital journalism with expertise in audio/visual
  2. Digital journalism with expertise in visual journalism
  3. Feature and narrative journalism

The Department of Journalism has been at the forefront of training skilled journalists who think critically about the profession and society for 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:    

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

·       a cover letter (please indicate which position[s] you are applying for);

·       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.


All applicants must possess strong professional credentials. Preference will be given to candidates who have an M.A. degree or higher and can demonstrate evidence of teaching effectiveness.

For the position in digital journalism with expertise in audio/visual, the ideal candidate will have professional experience in radio and video journalism.

For the position in digital journalism with expertise in visual journalism, the ideal candidate will have professional experience in news photography and/or video journalism.

For the position in feature and narrative journalism, the ideal candidate will have professional experience in feature writing and long-form narrative journalism.


Applications, as a single PDF, should be sent to Ms. Donna Stewart, Department Administrator at with the subject heading Journalism LTA position. 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 March 30, 2018 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

Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the required positions have been filled. All applications should reach departments no later than March 30, 2018.

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. They are normally at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, beginning August 1, 2018 and ending May 14, 2019. Successful candidates will normally be expected to teach three courses per semester.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for this position; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification.


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