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Tenure Track Job Journalism – Solutions Journalism for Health Improvement

October 3, 2018

Deadline: November 15, 2018

The Department of Journalism at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Solutions Journalism for Health Improvement.

We are seeking a practitioner-teacher-scholar in journalism with a specialization in reporting. We are particularly interested in candidates who combine contemporary approaches to journalistic storytelling and reporting with a critical perspective on health issues. Those interested in the future and potential of solutions journalism are encouraged to apply. 

The ideal candidate will have strong professional journalism credentials, the ability to develop and teach introductory, intermediate and advanced reporting classes, competencies with a range of digital journalism platforms and tools (textual, web, mobile and social media), provide evidence of an evolving program of research or professional outputs in journalism studies, and be driven to be a leader in the field of journalism while contributing to the academic and administrative life of the Department.

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 and internationally recognized journalists who strive 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:


All applicants must possess strong professional and contemporary journalism credentials. The ideal candidate will provide evidence of an evolving program of research or professional outputs in journalism studies. Preference will be given to candidates with a M.A. or Ph.D. in a relevant field, and to those that can demonstrate evidence of teaching effectiveness.


The appointed 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 to contribute through service to the life and reputation of the Department, the University and wider community.


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 research interests;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy;
  • samples of recent publications;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching evaluations; syllabi; samples of student work);
  • Names and contact information of three referees. Candidates who are shortlisted will be asked to submit letters of reference and should alert referees of this potential need.

Applications, as a single PDF, should be sent to Donna Stewart, Department Administrator at with the subject heading Tenure-track application in Journalism by November 15, 2018.

Application materials should be 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

All applications should reach the Department no later than November 15, 2018. Review of complete applications will begin immediately after this date and will continue until the position is filled. Subject to budgetary approval, the position will begin August 1, 2019 and will normally be at the Assistant Professor level.


Employment equity

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 individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applications must include one of the following statements: 

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada 
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

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