Assistant Professor in Journalism and Communication (Media Production and Design)

Carleton University

Canada

 

About the Position:

The School of Journalism and Communication invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure­ track Assistant Professor appointment in the Bachelor of Media Production and Design program beginning July 1, 2020.

The successful candidate will participate in curricular design/development/teaching in the program, which launched in 2018. Its core of distinctive courses fosters an innovative approach to the online production of fact-based stories, providing students with the academic foundation and professional skills to work creatively at the intersection of media, information, public engagement and design.

Playing a key role in supervising senior capstone projects, the successful candidate will have the experience and ability to develop/deliver courses in more than one of the following areas: digital storytelling; data storytelling/visual communication; online design; the relationship between technology, civic engagement and public institutions.

A research agenda relevant to design, fact-based storytelling and public engagement will facilitate contributions to the program while enhancing the School’s national/international profile.

The candidate will be committed to: effective teaching/research in the BMPD and potentially in Carleton’s Journalism program; student engagement; the life of the School, university and larger community.


About the Academic Unit:

The BMPD (https://carleton.ca/sjc/mediaproduction/) is an independent degree program with unique academic objectives/outcomes and administrative structure. Enrolment by 2022 is expected to be approximately 200. The School also offers Bachelor and Master of Journalism degrees, with combined enrolment of approximately 550.


Qualifications:

Applicants should possess a combination of contemporary professional experience and research capability; an applied media track record in cross-platform and interactive fact-based storytelling and/or established research background in digital storytelling; experience in online media design and/or original data visualization from qualitative and/or quantitative sources. Assets: experience facilitating student-driven projects and project-based partnerships with external organizations; experience in interdisciplinary environments; familiarity with digital media platforms/development tools.

A record of innovative, creative storytelling output and practice and/or research will demonstrate ability to draw upon professional experience/expertise to develop and deliver lecture and workshop courses exploring relationships between various aspects of storytelling, online design and audience engagement around societal issues.

Evidence of and/or strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions and aptitude for incorporating inventive approaches to pedagogy is necessary, as is evidence of and/or strong potential for scholarly research in an area related to the integration of fact-based storytelling innovations and design, which can include public engagement and the evolving role of information media in democratic societies.

A graduate degree in a relevant discipline is required; a PhD may be considered an asset.


Application Instructions:

  • Signed cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Examples of types of capstone projects BMPD students working in groups might undertake (possibly with external institutions or organizations) based on what students have learned in the program (two pages);
  • Description of research interests/capabilities and relevance to the program (two pages);
  • Three samples of professional work and/or relevant research (links acceptable);
  • Names/contact information of three referees.

Shortlisted candidates must arrange for letters of reference to be sent by their referees. Please submit applications (as separate PDFs) to:
Ms. Melanie Leblanc
Administrator, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University
Melanie.Leblanc@carleton.ca


Address Applications to:
Professor Chris Waddell
Program Director – Bachelor of Media Production and Design
School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.


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