The School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Expected start date is July 1, 2019.
The successful candidate will show outstanding potential as an innovative scholar and researcher, as evidenced by their record of intellectual engagement, teaching, published work, and/or work in progress. To complement current strengths, we are particularly interested in candidates with scholarly and professional expertise in contemporary and emerging fields of journalism, complementing the School’s core strengths in digital, international, environmental, Indigenous, and public policy journalism as listed on our website.
Candidates must have a Masters or PhD degree, with a proven commitment to the advancement of research and practice in the fields of journalism, media and communications. They must demonstrate experience in the highest levels of professional practice, a track record of collaboration, and strong evidence of research activity commensurate with their experience.
Candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach a range of courses currently on offer within the School of Journalism and to contribute to areas not currently covered, as well as the ability to participate fully in graduate supervision and undertake service duties as assigned by the director. The teaching load will be four 3-credit courses per year.
The anticipated start is July 1 2019.
How to apply
Applicants should be prepared to upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment): a letter of application, compete curriculum vitae, a sample of their publications, a research statement, a statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.
In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to soj.admin AT ubc.ca, with “AP 2019 ” in the subject line by the deadline of February 19, 2019.
Inquiries should be directed to Alfred Hermida, director and associate professor at soj.director AT ubc.ca.
Completed applications and reference letters must be received by February 19, 2019.
This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.