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Job Announcement: Assistant Professor in Communication Studies and Health

2012 December 14
by smonani

The Communication Studies Program of the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary [tenure-track] position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the beginning July 1, 2013.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Communication or a cognate discipline.

Candidates will have demonstrated excellence in teaching and a commitment to research and scholarship. Successful candidates will be able to participate effectively in both undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision, as well as demonstrate a long-term research program.

The Communication Studies Program is seeking candidates who can demonstrate teaching experience and research expertise in the area of Communication and Health. Health is one of Carleton University’s four interdisciplinary strategic themes and an area of considerable research strength. Applicants who also have expertise in one of the other three strategic areas, and/or ability to teach methods courses will be given particular consideration. The other strategic themes are: New Digital Media, Global Identities and Globalization, and Sustainability and the Environment.

The Communication Studies Program offers degrees at undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels, and has a combined enrolment of over 1,000 students. It is a leader in the study of communication theory, research and policy, having offered undergraduate degrees since 1979, and is seeking individuals of exceptional abilities to augment its strengths in teaching and scholarship.

Further information on the program is available at [1]

Please send complete applications to Professor Eileen Saunders, Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1S 5B6. Application packages should be sent in hard copy and will consist of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, copies of sample publications, a statement of research achievements and research plan, evidence of teaching performance, and sample syllabi. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to the Associate Director. The *closing date for applications is January 7, 2013*.

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Carleton University is a dynamic research and teaching institution with a tradition of leading change. Its internationally recognized faculty, staff, and researchers provide more than 26,000 full- and part-time students from every province and more than 100 countries around the world with academic opportunities in more than 80 programs of study.

Carleton’s creative, interdisciplinary, and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative work in science and technology, business, public policy and administration, and the arts.

Minutes from downtown, Carleton University is located on a beautiful campus in the central portion of Ottawa, bordered by the Rideau River on one side, and the Rideau Canal on the other. With over 12 national museums and the spectacular Gatineau Park close by, there are many excellent recreational opportunities for individuals and families to enjoy. The City of Ottawa itself, with a population of almost one million, is Canada’s capital city and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character.

Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country.

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 faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

All positions are subject to budgetary approval.


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