The journalism program at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus, where I teach, just released its postings for the 2013-14 academic year. We’re looking for part-time instructors for the following courses, some of which are skills-focused while others are more theoretical in nature:
- JN201: Reporting and Writing II
- JN208: Researching for News
- JN212: Journalism and Social Change
- JN214: Journalism and Social Order
- JN252: Technical Skills: New Media Journalism
- JN318: Newsroom I
- JN327: Social Documentary
- JN423: Journalism Project
- MX202: Reading Media
You can find the full postings with all the relevant details here. (Click on the link for Laurier Brantford postings and then scroll through for the journalism listings.)
Laurier Brantford is hiring an instructor to teach our first-year radio journalism course next semester. The application deadline is Friday, November 16, and you can find all of the details here. (It’s sometimes tricky to link directly to a specific job posting on the site, so you may have to click on a link for Laurier Brantford jobs to see the posting.)
The journalism program at Laurier Brantford has two job postings open now for part-time instructors. You can find the official postings here (click on the link for Laurier Brantford) but I thought I’d provide a bit of context for them below.
The first is for an instructor for JN252 Technical Skills: New Media, which will run Wednesday nights from 7 to 9:50 pm in the fall semester. Ideally, we’re looking for someone who’s passionate about online journalism and can teach students about reporting with all of the digital tools used in newsrooms today, from social media like Facebook, Twitter, WordPress and Storify, to real-time blogging tools like Scribble and publishing tools like Scribd (of course, this is not an exhaustive list!). It’s not just about the tools, though: we also need someone to teach students how to decide how best to use the available apps and tools in a way that’s useful and meaningful for readers and viewers.
The second posting is for an instructor for JN/HR212: Journalism and Social Change, which will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 2:20 pm in the winter semester. This course is meant to look at the relationship between journalism and democracy and in particular how journalism can be an agent of social change. Ideally, it will look at public journalism and activist journalism movements and give students a chance at producing this kind of work themselves.
For those who don’t know, Laurier Brantford is about an hour’s drive from Toronto. Via Rail offers a few trips per day in and out of the city, and the station is just a few blocks away from campus. Similarly, it’s about 20 minutes from Hamilton and an hour’s drive from either London or Kitchener-Waterloo, so it’s a very easy commute for anyone coming from outside of Brantford.
The deadline for both postings is July 17.
Today is the last day to apply to teach part-time in the journalism program at Laurier Brantford. Although there will probably be one or two more courses becoming available later in the summer, the majority of our postings for the 2012-13 school year are up now online. You can find all of the postings here or by visiting the Laurier Brantford homepage and clicking on Career Opportunities.