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Title Professor, Journalism
Job ID 14F-1035
Campus/Site Seneca@York
Job Classification Faculty
Job Type Full Time
Position Overview Reporting to the Chair, School of Media, the Professor will be responsible for providing academic leadership both in and beyond the classroom, ensuring an effective and compelling learning environment for students. Through participation in the design, revision, delivery and evaluation of learning outcomes, the Professor will be responsible for developing instructional plans based on appropriate learning materials, evaluating student performance and providing academic counselling to students. In these respects, the Professor must be able to work effectively both independently and as a team member. The Professor will be required to become familiar with the vocational objectives and career paths of his/her students and, where appropriate, incorporate this knowledge into class materials and assignments. It is also expected that the Professor will be receptive to new teaching methods and be willing to participate in the adaption of instruction to electronic delivery within and outside the classroom. The Professor will be required to represent the College to community groups, professional associations and accrediting organizations. The Professor will participate in the work of curriculum, program advisory and/or other committees as required and stay current in emerging technologies.
Responsibilities • Possess the knowledge, skills and ability to teach a variety of courses in Seneca’s Journalism programs. Skills to be taught include but are not limited to news writing for a variety of platforms, streaming and social media, online and traditional research methods, media law and ethics, interviewing and performance skills.
• Responsible for developing an effective learning environment for students including the design, revision, and maintenance of courses.
• Consult with program coordinators and other faculty members, advisory committees, accrediting agencies, potential employers and students.
• Define, evaluate and validate course objectives; determine appropriate teaching methods and resources.
• Develop instructional strategies where applicable, focusing primarily on experiential and project-based learning.
• Select or approve textbooks and learning materials, work experience and field trips.
• Teach assigned courses ensuring course objectives are achieved and appropriate evaluation methods are used.
• Carry out regularly scheduled instruction and provide tutoring and academic counselling to students.
• Provide a learning environment which makes effective use of available resources, work experience, and field trips.
• Evaluate student progress/achievement and assume responsibility for the assessment of students’ work.
• Participate in curriculum review and revision and take part in other consultative committees as requested.
• Contribute to other areas ancillary to the role of Professor, such as student recruitment and selection.
Qualifications • The successful candidate will demonstrate competencies attained through a relevant Master’s degree or equivalent education in Journalism or a related field of study. If a related discipline, state how the education is related.
• A minimum of three years teaching experience at the post-secondary or industry training level.
• The successful candidate will demonstrate competencies attained through a minimum of five years related industry experience in broadcast journalism or a closely related field such as e-journalism, print journalism, documentary research and production, or broadcast or web hosting.
• Excellent journalism skills including but not limited to research, writing, interviewing, and announcing.
• Experience delivering content for traditional media, as well as new and emerging media.
• Knowledge of the law as it affects media in general and journalism in particular.
• Demonstrated ability to develop curriculum and incorporate technology into teaching is desirable.
• Excellent presentation, communication and human relation skills to interact effectively with the College’s multi-cultural/racial/able student and staff population, and an understanding of and commitment to equity in education.
• Ability to convey the conceptual and practical aspects of curriculum to students, while respecting their diverse backgrounds, experience and individual learning styles is necessary.
• Must be able to work independently and with other faculty to develop and deliver curriculum and contribute positively to the team environment.
• Demonstrated leadership, and organizational skills, motivation and a willingness to innovate and apply new teaching methods and technologies are also required.


Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to conduct a 15 minute micro lesson during which the interview panel will be the “students.”
Required Date As soon as possible
Posting Date August 11, 2014
Closing Date August 15, 2014
To Apply
Click on “Apply Now” below. Applications must be submitted online by the closing date and must include a covering letter and resume (as one document) in Word or pdf format.
Note: Consideration will be given to qualified internal full-time academic and partial-load employees first, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. New employees will be required to demonstrate the Faculty Basic Competencies by the end of their probationary period. Proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents will be required at the time of interview.
Seneca College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from qualified candidates, especially aboriginal persons, francophone, members of sexual minority groups, visible minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Upon request by the applicant, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Upon request by the applicant, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process.
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