Visiting Professor in Journalism and Communication (Communication and Media Studies) Carleton University, School of Journalism and Communication Canada

Journalism and Communication (Communication and Media Studies) – Visiting Professor

Academic unit: Journalism and Communication

Category of appointment: Term

Field of specialization: Communication and Media Studies

Rank/Position title: Visiting Professor

Start date: 2018-2019

Closing date for applications: November 24, 2017

About the position:

The School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University invites applications from distinguished scholars for the position of Visiting Professor of Communication and Media Studies for the 2018-19 academic year. This position is open to professors who wish to spend time in a vibrant, interdisciplinary environment in order to carry out their research and teach on topics and issues that complement those of our faculty and graduate students in the Communication and Media Studies program. The School of Journalism and Communication provides office space and administrative support, a robust research setting with high quality Master’s and PhD students, contact with other professors in the School, at Carleton, and in neighbouring universities, and a stipend for a single term (applicants wishing to spend more than one term are welcome to apply and should indicate as much in their cover letter).

About the Academic Unit

The School of Journalism and Communication offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Communication and Media Studies (B.CoMS, MA, PhD), and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Journalism (BJ, MJ). Our approach to both research and teaching is broad and interdisciplinary, focusing on the critical analysis of media and communication industries, institutions, practices, and effects. Please visit our website to learn more about the Communication and Media Studies program.


The Visiting Professor position is ideal for established academics on sabbatical, or those with research leave funding or a portable research fellowship. Applicants should have a record of internationally recognized published scholarship and a strong record of graduate teaching and mentorship. Preference will be given to tenured professors who already hold faculty positions at other institutions in Canada or internationally. Visiting professors are expected to actively contribute to the School’s intellectual culture, and will be asked to lead a graduate seminar on a topic of their choosing. Visiting Professors are also expected to deliver a public research presentation before the end of their appointment.


Application instructions:

If interested, please submit the following application materials:

  1. Cover letter addressed to the attention of Dr. Josh Greenberg, Director, School of Journalism and Communication. Please specify your citizenship and the term(s) in which you wish to hold the appointment (Fall term: September-December 2018; Winter term: January-April 2019).
  2. One-page proposal that describes the research that will be undertaken while in residence.
  3. One-page description of a graduate seminar you wish to teach, including the title, and an overview of issues and themes to be covered.
  4. Curriculum vitae.


Candidates are asked to prepare a zipped electronic file containing all application materials, and submit their completed application by email to:

Carole Craswell
School of Journalism and Communication

The deadline for applications to be submitted is November 24, 2017.

About Carleton University:

Join our intellectual and collaborative community of scholars. 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 strongly 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 or gender identity and expressions.

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