Podcasting Advanced Audio Instructor - (X00001.255)

Job Title: Podcasting Advanced Audio Instructor

Requisition: #X00001.255

Job Type: Hourly (for Contract)

Union or Employee Group: MRFA

Classification: Position

End Date (if applicable): 4/23/2025

Location: MRU Main Campus - Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA (Primary)

Posting: About MRU

Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, more than 15,000 credit students choose from 14 bachelor degrees and 40 majors.

Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is "Mohkinstsis," which we now call the city of Calgary. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.

Mount Royal University is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning and research experiences for the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply and self-identify.


About the Faculty

Mount Royal University’s Faculty of Business and Communication Studies is home to the Bissett School of Business and the School of Communication Studies. Students in Communication Studies earn an undergraduate Bachelor of Communication, with majors in Broadcast Media Studies, Information Design, Journalism & Digital Media, and Public Relations. This contract opportunity is associated with the Journalism and Digital Media degree.


About the Role

We hope to hire a contract instructor with experience in podcasting and teaching. While we may need coverage for a podcast workshop course in the fall, we will definitely need coverage for a winter 2025 course.


The Course

JOUR 4747-001: Advanced Audio Projects

Days & Times Offered: Mondays, 13:00-15:50

Delivery: in-person, MRU Lincoln Park campus

Dates: 01/07/2025 - 04/23/2025


Course Description

In this community-centred course, student journalists, with a specific and previously demonstrated interest in audio storytelling will develop, design, produce and publish projects through the Podcast Studio and the Community Podcast Initiative.


About the Role

As the instructor for this course, you will be responsible for developing course content based on an existing curriculum. Teaching one weekly 3-hour lecture, you will be responsible for grading and providing feedback on student work, communicating with students electronically and in person, and delivering final projects to the Community Podcast Initiative for publication. Projects are student-driven and can take many formats, though most student projects are audio documentaries.


Related Responsibilities

  • Developing course materials, activities and assessments that lead to a practical hands-on introduction to audio documentary and long-form storytelling.
  • Providing hands-on training in audio recording, audio editing, and story development.
  • All grading and assessment of student submissions, shared in MRU’s course management system, D2L.
  • Preparing final project outputs for publication through the Community Podcast Initiative.



  • Understanding of story-based podcasts (i.e. This American Life, RadioLab, Missing and Murdered series, etc), audio storytelling techniques, and audio documentary format and production.
  • Proven podcasting or audio storytelling experience, including in the documentary format, with publication or broadcast credits
  • Audio recording and editing experience (Adobe Audition preferred)
  • Demonstrated teaching experience, preferably in post-secondary venues
  • Reporting experience in the journalism field.
  • A master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred, but candidates with bachelor’s degrees may be considered


Your Application

  • Applicants must submit the following materials via the job portal:
  • Current CV
  • Cover letter
  • Evidence of prior teaching experience, including where possible, teaching evaluations and student feedback/evaluations
  • One industry reference who can speak to your podcasting experience


All interested candidates are encouraged to reach out. Questions about this position may be directed to: Meg Wilcox;    


If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify  and we will work together on the accommodation request.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.

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Additional Details

Code: #X00001.255
Category: Digital Media
Mount Royal University
Mru Main Campus
Calgary, AB, CA
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Posted: May 20, 2024
Deadline: OPEN
Type: Contract
Experience: Senior
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