School of Journalism


Journalism (Assistant Professor Without Review)

29 Mar, 2018

The School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a limited-term full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor Without Review to commence August 1, 2018. The appointment is for 12 months.

The School seeks an individual who will contribute to the intellectual life of the unit through engaging in exceptional teaching, research and service. The successful candidate will have professional and teaching experience in contemporary and emerging fields of journalism, complementing the School’s core strengths in digital, international, environment, Indigenous, and public policy journalism as listed on our website:

Candidates must have a Master’s or PhD degree with relevant research and professional experience. Candidates must have  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 a strong evidence of research activity commensurate with their experience. Candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach on 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 over the 12-month appointment.

Applicants should be prepared to upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment) at a curriculum vitae, a sample of their publications, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.

Completed applications and reference letters must be received by May 3, 2018.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to, with “APWR” in the subject line by May 3, 2018.

Inquiries should be directed to Alfred Hermida, Director and Associate Professor at

Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.