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Job Opportunity: Article-Writing Instructor, Capilano University

School of Communication Instructor
Posting Number:  fe‐cmns‐inst‐2017‐1794
Position Type: Regular Part‐Time
This position is open to any qualified candidate.
Workload Amount: 4 sections
Appointment Date: August 1, 2017
Salary: Faculty Scale
Location: North Vancouver Campus
Closes May 19, 2017 at 4 p.m.

Nature & Scope of Work

To teach CMNS 190, Article Writing, in the Bachelor of Communication Studies degree.  The course includes the following:

  • Practical frameworks for understanding the social and cultural dimensions of written communication in the magazine industry
  • How to write a query letter to an editor, a short front‐of‐book article, and a long‐form magazine feature that incorporates research and interviews.
  • Creative non‐fiction writing strategies
  • Identifying and describing broad traditions in Canadian magazine publishing
  • The writer’s role as questioner, interviewer, social mirror
  • The social, cultural, and political significance of the magazine industry in contemporary society

Qualifications & Experience

  • Master’s degree in Journalism, Communications, English or a related field
  • Five years’ experience as a magazine writer
  • Demonstrated competence in print and online writing for the Canadian market required including a portfolio of recently published feature magazine articles.
  • At least two years of successful post‐secondary teaching experience

How To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to the email address listed below, quoting the posting number in the subject line, by 4:00 PM on the closing date.

Submissions must be in pdf or .doc format only.

Proof of education will be required at a later stage of the competition.

Mailing Address:
Dean, Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
Capilano University
2055 Purcell Way,
North Vancouver, BC
V7J 3H5

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.