The University of King’s College School of Journalism invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2020.
With eight full-time faculty, three half-time faculty, 15 part-time instructors and eight mentors, the School is a leader in Canadian journalism education, and draws students from Canada and abroad.
King’s offers three degrees in journalism — the four-year Bachelor of Journalism Honours, the one-year Bachelor of Journalism and the two-year Master of Journalism. It also offers a Minor in Journalism Studies to students with another major of study. Additionally, it delivers the limited-residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction. The University is a small teaching-intensive institution in Halifax, N.S., focusing on journalism and the humanities. It is associated with Dalhousie University and is located adjacent to it.
The University of King’s College is committed to equity and diversity. Those who would contribute to the further diversification of the University’s professional staff include women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority communities, and members of minority groups based on sexual and gender orientation. Members of designated groups are encouraged to self-identify in their applications.
The Journalism School strongly encourages applicants from any under-represented group to apply. We recognize the importance of training students to practise journalism with an awareness of the varied nature of society. We want applicants to bring their valuable perspectives, skills and expertise to the University.
We are especially committed to furthering our response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s call to action for journalism education. We also aim to strengthen our students’ ability to report effectively about traditionally underserved communities and the specific issues that affect them in Nova Scotia. Applicants who self-identify as Indigenous or African Canadian may bring a particularly valuable perspective.
The successful candidate will bring a broad range of journalism skills and experience to further the School’s mission of educating students in reporting practice. Teaching duties will range from introductory-level undergraduate courses to specialized postgraduate ones depending on the candidate’s background.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in journalism with at least seven years of experience as reporter, editor or producer. Their body of work will show evidence of rigour, enterprise and storytelling skill. It will display strong evidence of serving the public interest and having impact in the community served.
This person will have a graduate degree relevant to the teaching of journalism in Canada, or describe a path to obtaining one. The ideal candidate will also have experience in the classroom as a lead instructor, teaching assistant or mentor.
The successful candidate is expected to engage actively in research and professional activity directly relevant to the practice of journalism. This person will also possess a willingness to take on administrative duties at the program and faculty levels.
Candidates should submit applications addressed to Journalism School Director Tim Currie by Monday, Feb. 15, 2020. They are requested to send them via email to Journalism School Administrator Kelly Porter. Their digital file will include a complete C.V., examples of professional work, evidence of teaching competence, a plan for research or professional work, and any other materials that would shed light on their suitability. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted in February and interviewed on campus in March.