Instructor I or II – School of Journalism and Communication (Media Production & Design)
City : Ottawa, ON
Category : See posting
Industry : Education
Employer : Carleton University
About the Position
- Field of Specialization: Media Production and Design
- Academic Unit: Journalism and Communication
- Category of Appointment: Term
- Rank/Position Title: Instructor I or II
- Start Date: July 1, 2023
- Closing Date: Consideration of complete applications will begin on May 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled
The Media Production and Design Program (MPAD), located within the School of Journalism and Communication, invites applications from qualified candidates for a 12-month Term Position appointment in MPAD at the rank of Instructor I or II (depending on qualifications) beginning July 1, 2023.
To see the full position posting, please visit Carleton University’s Deputy Provost’s website at https://carleton.ca/deputyprovost/jobs/academics/.
The successful candidate will teach introductory courses on digital storytelling and media design in our undergraduate program. Undergraduate courses could include first-year introductory storytelling, second year visual communication, and two sections of a workshop course focusing on designing interactive digital stories. The successful candidate will participate in shaping course-specific curricula and contribute to the School through involvement with student-centred events/projects. There are no research expectations associated with this position.
About the Academic Unit
Carleton’s journalism program is Canada’s oldest, offering both Bachelor and Master of Journalism honours degrees. Our alumni are leaders in journalism, communication studies, politics, and the public service. The Bachelor of Media Production and Design (MPAD) honours degree launched in fall 2018. The MPAD degree is an interdisciplinary digital storytelling program which is supported by courses in the Carleton School of Information Technology. Students in the program receive training in critical media studies, digital storytelling, media production tools, web development, and civic engagement. For more details about the School and its programs, click here: https://carleton.ca/sjc/.
Applicants should hold a relevant graduate degree (PhD preferred) or terminal degree (e.g., MFA) in subjects such as Digital Media, Communication, Fine Arts, Film Studies, or disciplines relevant to visual design, storytelling, and interactive digital media. Applicants should have demonstrable experience teaching digital media courses that involve both theory and practical components (e.g., lectures, workshops, art studios, etc.). Candidates are expected to have experience teaching hands-on digital media courses using current tools such as the Adobe Creative Cloud (e.g., Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver) or relevant software (e.g., UNITY, Twine, Unreal, ArcGIS, Lens Studio, etc.). Familiarity with immersive media such as games, AR, or VR not required but would be considered an asset.
Please email applications as a single PDF file containing the following:
- Signed cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of intent explaining why you are interested in this position and how you will apply your academic and professional experience to the courses listed above (500 words)
- Links to three samples of digital media works or installations
- Evidence of teaching ability (sample syllabi where appropriate and course evaluations)
- Please provide a statement that identifies your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your discipline and on campus as well as your future plans
- Names/contact information of three referees. Shortlisted candidates must arrange for submission of confidential letters of reference
Please indicate in your application if you are currently legally eligible to work in Canada.
Submit applications to:
Ms. Krysia Kotarba
Administrator, School of Journalism and Communication Carleton University
Address applications to:
Dr. Victoria McArthur, Hiring Committee Chair, School of Journalism and Communication,
Carleton University email@example.com
About Carleton University
Located in Ottawa, Carleton is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Internationally recognized academics, staff, and researchers engage more than 31,000 students in over 100 programs of study. Carleton has long been known for promoting research excellence and connectedness and is involved in partnerships around the globe. With strong leadership, it enjoys a healthy financial position and our proximity to government and cultural institutions, media, and a thriving knowledge economy make Carleton and Ottawa a great place to work, learn, and live. Our picturesque campus is fully accessible and, along with award-winning student services, Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa at https://carleton.ca/deputyprovost/jobs/
Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin at https://carleton.ca/indigenousinitiatives/cu-files/kinamagawin/ and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities at http://carleton.ca/equity for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the Chair as soon as possible to ensure that appropriate arrangements may be made.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.