Job Market

(20/11/2020) Job Market – Université Carleton: Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure Track)

Specialization:Journalism, Diversity and Inclusion
Academic Unit:Journalism and Communication (Journalism)
Category of Appointment:Preliminary (Tenure Track) or Tenured
Rank/Position Title:Assistant or Associate Professor
Start Date:July 1, 2021
Closing Date:Consideration of complete applications will begin November 20, 2020 and continue until the position is filled

The School of Journalism and Communication invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary (tenure track) or tenured appointment as the Carty Chair in Journalism, Diversity and Inclusion Studies at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (appointment will be consistent with the successful candidate’s qualifications), beginning July 1, 2021.

Established in 2002 and reconfigured in 2020, the endowed Carty Chair in Journalism, Diversity and Inclusion Studies will be a first for Canada. It signals Carleton’s commitment to producing journalists who understand fully the role of the news media in a diverse society such as Canada.

The successful candidate will develop courses for, teach and advise undergraduate and graduate journalism students; explore collaborations with other units at Carleton; and lead a program of research on journalism, diversity and inclusion that will engage journalism students and the journalism industry at large.

The Chair will also be an active participant in the Journalism program’s broader pedagogical mission, including teaching theory-based and professional journalism courses in a variety of subject areas and media formats at undergraduate/graduate levels, and undertaking graduate supervisions.

The Chair will be dedicated to enterprising teaching and research and student engagement, and will be an enthusiastic participant in the academic and administrative life of the School, university and larger community.

About the Academic Unit:

The School offers Bachelor and Master of Journalism degrees; current combined enrolment is approximately 550. It launched the Bachelor of Media Production and Design program in Fall 2018; total capacity by 2022 is expected to be in excess of 200. Details:


Applicants must be accomplished journalists or academics with professional experience intersecting with issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. For this position, we strongly encourage applications from racialized persons, as defined by the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

Applicants will also be expected to show evidence of and/or strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions in the digital realm, including the aptitude and enthusiasm for incorporating inventive approaches to pedagogy.

Professional experience in audio, video and/or data journalism will be considered an asset.

A research agenda consistent with the mandate of the Carty Chair is expected to facilitate contributions to the Journalism’s national/international profile.

A demonstrated ability to work effectively as a contributing team member in a collaborative environment, and evidence of the capacity and initiative to assume a leadership role, is crucial.

A graduate degree in a relevant discipline is required (or at minimum will be completed by the time the successful applicant takes up the position on July 1, 2021); a PhD, while not mandatory, may be considered an asset.

Application Instructions:

Dossier requirements:
– Signed cover letter;
– Curriculum vitae;
– Proposal for an innovative research or pedagogical project that the applicant is qualified to implement, which would provide value to Journalism students, the Chair’s mandate and the program (500 words);
– Description of research interests/capabilities (500 words);
– A brief reflection on racialized identity and journalism (500 words);
– Three samples of journalistic or academic work (links acceptable);
– Names/contact information of three referees. Shortlisted candidates must arrange for submission of confidential letters of reference.

Please submit applications (as separate PDFs) to:

Ms. Melanie Leblanc
Administrator, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University

Address applications to:

Professor Allan Thompson
Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication; Program Head, Journalism, Carleton University

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

About Carleton University:

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

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. Carleton understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.