Job Posting: Editor Position: Canadian Journal of Communication

The objective of the Canadian Journal of Communication is to publish Canadian research and scholarship in the field of communication studies. In pursuing this objective, particular attention is paid to research that has a distinctive Canadian flavour by virtue of choice of topic or by drawing on the legacy of Canadian theory and research. The purview of the journal is the entire field of communication studies as practiced in Canada or with relevance to Canada.

The Canadian Journal of Communication seeks an editor to take over from Michael Dorland, whose term will expire in January 2019. Potential applicants should submit two documents (to Michael Dorland (michael.dorland@carleton.ca), chair of the succession committee. Other members are Penelope Ironstone (pironsto@wlu.ca) and Ian Reilly (i.reilly@concordia.ca):

  • a formal and full letter of application with curriculum vitae and the names of three referees;
  • a letter of institutional support for the Journal indicating the exact nature and extent of that support from an authorized university official.

The successful applicant will be a senior scholar (full professor or established associate professor) with a notable research record. He or she will have a broad understanding of Canadian communications scholarship. Preference will be given to applicants with reading competence in both official languages: English and French.

He or she will also have the support of his/her department and university and broad acceptance within the communications community. For example, for the past 12 years the CJC has enjoyed support of the editor’s university in the form of a phone/net equipped office, a three-credit course release, and $11,000 annually for an assistant editor.

The letter of application should include an editorial vision statement including why the applicant is interested in becoming editor and the role the applicant intends to play in the development of the journal. The term of appointment is three years subject to a one-time renewal.

Deadline for applications is January 30, 2018.

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