Two Tenure Track positions in New Media

Two Tenure Track positions in New Media
Friday, November 30, 2012 (All day)

The Institute of Communication, Culture and Information Technology (ICCIT) at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for two tenure-stream appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor. The start date for the positions is July 1, 2013.

Assistant Professor, New Media – Global Perspectives on Information and Communication

We seek a candidate with the ability to work within and across disciplines to analyze transformations in culture, society, and politics underwritten by transnational communications.  With this position, the Institute will build strength in the study of international contemporary issues and debates regarding new media, including issues such as the tensions in local and global information flows; issues of power, inequality, and resistance; revolutions behind-the-screen and on the street; and the presumption of digital diplomacy.  The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on one of these areas of specialization and s/he will have a graduate appointment in one of the University’s tri-campus graduate departments. Completion of a Ph.D. and evidence of excellent teaching and research abilities are required. 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. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and teaching experience.

Assistant Professor, New Media – Interactive Virtual Environments

We seek a candidate who transcends traditional divisions, with an active research agenda that embraces the development, implementation and use of new media with a specialization in Interactive/Immersive Virtual Environments. Candidates with a focus on some combination of the following digital technologies:  virtual environment design, 3-D modeling, responsive environments, information spaces, interaction design, gesture control, simulation, and an appreciation of both technical and socio/cultural aspects of digital media are strongly encouraged to apply.  Applicants with experience in applying these technologies in the areas of healthcare, business, and/or creative performance will be welcomed. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on one of these areas of specialization and s/he will have a graduate appointment in one of the University’s tri-campus graduate departments. Completion of a Ph.D. and evidence of excellent teaching and research abilities are required. 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. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and teaching experience.
 
About ICCIT

ICCIT is a newly established Institute at the University of Toronto Mississauga that focuses on teaching and research excellence 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 and communication, interactive and immersive digital media and culture, and the theory 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.

Application Details

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below.  Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining current and future research interests.  All application materials should be submitted online.

The U of T 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 should also ask at least three referees to send letters directly to Professor Anthony Wensley, Director, ICCIT, University of Toronto Mississauga via email to iccit.utm@utoronto.ca by the closing date, November 30, 2012.

For more information on the Institute of Communication, Culture and Information Technology, please visit our website.

 

 

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