Published: Monday, Jul 28, 2014
St. Thomas University invites applications for an instructor to teach the following course in Fredericton from January to April 2015:
JOUR 2033A – Community Journalism: Reporting Political and Social Issues
Mondays: 7:00 PM – 9:50 PM
This course is the foundation reporting course for Journalism at St. Thomas. All stories of Journalism contain some relation to political and social issues in our communities. This course is designed to immerse students in current events, which they will be required to place in a broader historical context. Topics include finding and focusing story ideas in the community, exploring how journalists report on the agenda of governments and social groups, and how journalists set their own agendas. The class will require students to attend and report on public events in the community. Enrolment is normally restricted to students admitted to the Major in Journalism in accordance with procedures outlined in Section One, Part F of the University's calendar. (Maximum enrolment: 30)
St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a full-time enrolment of 2,300. Its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the university holds four Canada Research Chairs.
A PhD is preferred; a Master’s degree is required. Each applicant is to submit a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching portfolio preferred), and arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to Prof. Michael Camp, Acting Chair, Journalism and Communications, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB E3B 5G3.
Closing date: September 2, 2014, or when the position is filled. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed applications, including letters of reference, are received by this date.
An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.