Full-time teaching in Journalism


Grant MacEwan University’s Centre for the Arts and Communications (CFAC) is seeking a Journalism faculty member to teach in the Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS) degree program and to provide leadership in the implementation of this new degree.

MacEwan offers over 70 different credentials (including seven baccalaureate degrees) to more than 40,000 students on four campuses in Edmonton, Alberta, one of Canada’s most diverse, culturally advanced and economically vibrant cities.

The BCS degree is a four-year, 120-credit credential with two majors (Professional Communication and Journalism). Its mandate is to cultivate communicators and journalists with critical thinking and interpersonal skills, digital media skills, as well as creativity and high standards of ethical practice. With their knowledge of convergence communications, these students will thrive in rapidly changing organizational, social and communicational contexts.

Candidates must have vision and passion for excellence in journalism, as well as a strong record of teaching, research, industry experience, and academic achievement in the field. A PhD in Journalism or a related field is required in combination with a successful record of undergraduate teaching and research.

The successful applicant will have the knowledge and ability to teach a variety of BCS Journalism core course such as news reporting (both introductory and advanced), political reporting, online communication, online journalism, multimedia production and international communication. For more information about the degree, please visit our website : http://macewan.ca/communicationsdegree.ca

This is a pivotal and exciting time in the history of the university, and we are looking for a candidate who can help to grow our new communication degree and thus make a lasting contribution.

The position is open until filled with a flexible start date. First review of applications starts in early September. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with supporting documentation, a teaching philosophy statement, and the names and contact information of three referees.

This position is included under the Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

Quote Competition No. : 11.06.177

In compliance with Canadian immigration law, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Grant MacEwan University thanks all applicants for their interest in employment, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.