Canada Research Chair in Digital Media Tier II - Ontario Canada, app deadline: dec 31, 2010


I don't have anything to do with the position, below, but I hold one of these research chairs at another Canadian University and it's a great gig.  Unlike other Canadian faculty competititons that favour Canadian applicants, there is a big emphasis on the recruitment of international candidates for CRC positions. The University of Ontario Institute of Technologyis a fairly new university ...



Faculty of Social Science and Humanities - Canada Research Chair in Digital
Media Tier II - UOIT 10-153 *Competition No*: UOIT 10-153

*Posting Date*: October 25, 2010

*Closing Date*: December 31, 2010

*Position Title*: Canada Research Chair in Digital Media Tier II

*Faculty or Department*: Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

*Level*: Tenure-track or tenured Associate/Assistant Professor

*Salary*: Commensurate with experience and skills

*Appointment Type*: Continuing Full Time

The Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario
Institute of Technology invites applications for a Tier II CRC appointment.
The Faculty is seeking an internationally recognized candidate who examines
the rapidly evolving connections between communication, digital media, and
the information needs and practices of local and global communities. The
ideal candidate's research focus would address, for example, the conditions
that can influence new media and communication technologies and the ways in
which these factors enhance democracy, improve education, and help shape a
vital and inclusive public culture. The candidate's research should inform,
support, and shape professional practice, media innovations, and policy
change. The successful candidate will join current faculty in the
development of a new research group in Digital Life, a related undergraduate
program, and a Masters program in Communication. Candidates with
collaborative and/or interdisciplinary research experience are preferred.

The successful candidate will find a welcoming and productive environment
for concentrated studies in digital technologies. The Social Science and
Humanities faculty see ourselves as cross-disciplinary scholars, providing
insights derived from diverse fields: communication, education, criminology,
history, legal studies, sociology, *inter alia*. Additionally, collaboration
with the Faculties of Education, Health Sciences, and Science would allow a
Chair to facilitate knowledge creation around such issues as the use and
impact of information technologies and digital media in the context of
education, and the role of digital technologies and informatics within the
health care system, for example.

The Faculty of Social Science and Humanities is emerging as an important
site of teaching around digital worlds. We have an Information Law
specialization and minor within the Legal Studies program. The Communication
major includes a specialization in Digital Media, which promises to be
highly successful. The newly created Public Policy program offers a number
of courses on the social impact of new technologies. Our Master's in
Criminology and Justice features a focus on cybercrime.

UOIT's vision for research is to be committed to and engaged in academic
activities of national and international standards, especially those
activities with strong potential to address issues of local, regional,
national, and global significance. Research activity at this young
university has grown dramatically in just a few short years; UOIT has
already developed a research profile that is both competitive with, and
distinct from, other Canadian universities. UOIT has a 21st century vision
of teaching and learning excellence. Our educational philosophy is to
challenge, encourage innovation, and connect our faculty, students and the
community, while respecting the best practice traditions of Canada's
established universities.

Applicants should have an earned doctoral degree in a relevant field, and
must demonstrate extensive research experience in digital technologies, and
their impacts. Demonstrated commitment to research excellence, ability to
develop collaborative research partnerships and to conduct a dynamic and
world-class research program, as well as strong teaching and communication
skills, are essential.

The appointment to this tenured or tenure-track faculty position will be at
the Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending on the qualifications
of the successful applicant.

Review of applications will begin on December 31, 2010 until a suitable
candidate is found. Applicants should submit in electronic format, with
their name and the above competition number in the subject line, curriculum
vitae including a list of publications, statements of research and teaching
interests, , and a list of at least 3 referees to<%63%61%72%65%65%72%73%40%75%6F%69%74%2E%63%61>.

UOIT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from
qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal
peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be
given priority. Canada Research Chairs are subject to review and approval by
the CRC Secretariat.  Further details on the CRC Program can be viewed at


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