Assistant or Associate Professor – Journalism and Communications

Western University

Western College is positioned on the normal territories of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak and Chonnonton Nations, on lands linked with the London Township and Sombra Treaties of 1796 and the Dish with One Spoon Covenant Wampum. This land continues to be house to numerous Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) whom we acknowledge as modern stewards of the land and important contributors to our society.

The School of Data and Media Research (FIMS) at Western is devoted to the development of data about media, communication and knowledge. We research applied sciences, programs, histories and practices to know the function of media and knowledge in democratic course of and the social and cultural determinants of energy and company. Throughout our packages, we foster two key capacities in our college students: the flexibility to assume critically concerning the world wherein we reside, and the talent and confidence to intervene.

FIMS seeks to nominate a brand new colleague to show in and lead our Grasp of Media in Journalism and Communication (MMJC) program.

The MMJC is a profitable program taught by students and by educated and achieved working professionals. Program graduates have repeatedly gone on to careers within the more and more overlapping worlds of communication and journalism in Canada and past. These worlds are altering. Some long-established information shops are declining, new platforms and freelance sectors are rising, new applied sciences and social actions are undoing previous institutional patterns, and issues about belief and reliability in journalism, public relations and advertising and marketing communications are widespread.

Since 2015, MMJC has performed an academic management function in serving to college students adapt to the altering worlds of communication and journalism, the place factual, accountable types of storytelling throughout a number of media (print, broadcast, podcast, social media, and so forth.) have turn out to be beneficial and transferable skilled abilities. College students go away this system in a position to pursue their very own visions and artistic trajectories throughout all kinds of profession paths.

The MMJC program now seeks a brand new school colleague who will lead this system as Graduate Program Chair, persevering with to adapt to modifications within the fields of communication and journalism in Canada. We search a colleague who can information inventive options inside an institutional setting and domesticate imaginative and prescient, enthusiasm, and pleasure inside and past this system.

The candidate ought to have important expertise (5-10 years, pending different credentials) working in journalism, skilled communication (together with however not restricted to digital advertising and marketing, content material creation, public relations, advertising and marketing communications) and/or advocacy and activism.

The place requires a minimal of a Grasp’s diploma or equal in journalism, communication or an allied area. Instructing, mentorship, or coaching expertise is anticipated. A PhD just isn’t required however welcome.

Potential areas of scholarly, pedagogic and/or skilled curiosity embrace however aren’t restricted to social and political features of AI, knowledge journalism, the boundaries of “objectivity,” Indigenous media, decolonization, questions of race, ethnicity, and intersectional id in communication and/or journalism, communication coverage and governance, political activism, media historical past and its relevance to modern points, platform politics, various platforms, or literary journalism. Most significantly, we’re in search of a pacesetter who can contribute to rethinking communication and journalism for a altering world.

Relying on credentials and expertise, we could appoint our new colleague to a probationary place on the educational rank of Assistant or Affiliate Professor, a probationary Instructing Scholar place at Assistant or Affiliate rank, to an Affiliate Professor place with tenure, to an Affiliate Instructing Professor place with persevering with standing, or to a renewable Restricted Time period (3 years) place as Lecturer. Wage and rank will likely be commensurate with {qualifications} and expertise.

The anticipated begin date is 1 July 2024. To use, please full the shape out there at and submit the next:

1. Cowl letter which describes your expertise, credentials and relevance to the outline above; a press release of analysis and/or skilled follow; and a press release of educating philosophy
2. Detailed curriculum vitae
3. Analysis or skilled writing pattern(s) not longer than 25 printed pages and/or a selective portfolio of journalism, skilled communications or associated inventive work (connect digital recordsdata or hyperlinks to recordsdata saved on-line, with passwords if wanted)
4. Names, titles and electronic mail addresses of three educational and/or skilled referees

Digital purposes are most well-liked and ought to be submitted in a single PDF file (within the sequence above) YOURLASTNAME_UWO_MMJC2023 to Dean Lisa Henderson

Lisa Henderson, Professor and Dean
School of Data and Media Research
FIMS and Nursing Constructing
Western College
London, ON, Canada N6A 5B9
[email protected]

Assessment of purposes will start on 1 November 2023 and purposes will likely be accepted till the place is stuffed.

Positions are topic to funds approval. Candidates ought to have fluent written and oral communication abilities in English. The College invitations purposes from all certified people. Western is dedicated to employment fairness and variety within the office and welcomes purposes from girls, members of racialized teams, Indigenous individuals, individuals with disabilities, individuals of any sexual orientation, and individuals of any gender id or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian immigration necessities, precedence will likely be given to Canadian residents and everlasting residents.

Lodging can be found for candidates with disabilities all through the recruitment course of. If you happen to require lodging for interviews or different conferences, please contact Lilianne Dang, School Affairs Coordinator, at [email protected] or 519 661-2111 ext 86548.

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