Assistant Professor, New Media – User Experience Institute of Communication, Culture and Information Technology (ICCIT) - University of Toronto

 

Assistant Professor, New Media – User Experience Institute of Communication, Culture and Information Technology (ICCIT)
 
 
The Institute of Communication, Culture and Information Technology (ICCIT) at the University of Toronto Mississaugainvites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The start date of the position is July 1, 2014. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and teaching experience.
 
We seek a candidate who is a new media educator and researcher and whose work focuses on the users of information and communication technologies and on the experiences that arise from these interactions. Currently the Institute is responsible for offering courses in HCI and user-interfacedesign for all types of digital platforms and applications. Candidates must have a PhD, preferably in Information Studies, Industrial Design, Human ComputerInteraction, Applied Psychology, Communication, or related disciplines focusing on user-centered interaction. Candidates should also have a track record ofpublications in top journals and conferences, and should be interested in supporting student learning in the areas of usability, information architecture, user research, and design. The successful candidate will be expected to commit to shaping the future of the Institute in the field of digital and new media and to assist in developing the ICCIT as a centre of research and teaching excellence. The Assistant Professor of New Media - User Experience will teach undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on this area of specialization and s/he will have a graduate appointment in one of the University’s tri-campus graduate departments. Evidence of excellent teaching and research abilities is required. 
 
ICCIT is a newly established Institute at the University of Toronto Mississauga that focuses on teaching and researchexcellence in its four undergraduate programs: Communication, Culture and Information Technology (CCIT), Interactive Digital Media (IDM), Digital Enterprise Management (DEM), and Professional Writing and Communication (PWC). Currently, ICCIT is building a research complement in social networking andcommunication, interactive and immersive digital media and culture, and thetheory and practice of design, with an emphasis on all aspects of digital media. ICCIT is also actively engaged with the community and profit and non-profit organizations.
 

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. ICCIT provides an exciting and creative context in which to work in an emerging interdisciplinary environment and in a range of collaborative programs.
 


All qualified candidates are invited to apply by visiting the UofT Career Site (see link below).  Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and three samples of published works. All application materials must be submitted online.
 
 
The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.  Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.
 
Applicants must have three referees send signedletters directly to Professor Anthony Wensley, Director, ICCIT, University of Toronto Mississauga via email to iccit.utm@utoronto.ca by the closing date, November 29, 2013.
 
For more information on the Institute of Communication, Culture and Information Technology, please visit our website: http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/iccit The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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