[CITASA] University of Toronto Mississauga Institute of Communication, Culture and Info Tech - two positions available

UTM ICCIT iccit.utm at utoronto.ca
Fri Sep 27 14:41:36 EDT 2013


Please find attached two postings for the University of Toronto Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (also posted below):

  *   Assistant Professor, New Media – User Experience, Institute of Communication, Culture and Information Technology
  *   Associate Professor of Communications and New Media, Institute of Communication, Culture and Information Technology

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.

https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/joblist.ftl

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 at utoronto.ca<mailto:iccit.utm at 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 begiven priority.


Associate Professor – Communications and New Media
Institute of Communication, Culture and Information Technology (ICCIT)

The Institute of Communication, Culture and Information Technology (ICCIT) at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for atenure-stream appointment at the rank of Associate Professor. The start date of the position is July 1, 2014. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We seek candidates with demonstrated research and teaching abilities in one or moreareas of contemporary communication studies. Possible areas of focus include: (1) communication and cultural studies; (2) political economy of information/communication; (3) information/communication policy; (4) intercultural communications. The candidate will join a group of scholars shaping the future of the Institute in the field of digital and new media and provide leadership in helping develop the Institute as a centre of research and teaching excellence. We seek an outstanding scholar with an established publication record, experience with multidisciplinary research, and evidence of excellence in teaching. Completion of a PhD is required. The successful candidate willteach undergraduate and graduate courses in her/his area of specialization and must be experienced in educating and mentoring graduate students, junior researchers and/or professionals. The successful candidate’s graduateappointment will be in one of the University’s tri-campus graduate departments. Previous administrative experience, and experience in developing new curricula at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, would be assets.

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, Information and Technology (CCIT), Interactive Digital Media (IDM), Digital Enterprise Management (DEM), and Professional Writing and Communication (PWC). Currently, the 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. The Institute is closely associated with the Faculty of Information, with whom it jointly offers the IDM program. Additional collaborative programs with thisrenowned iSchool are under development. The ICCIT actively engages with other University of Toronto graduate units, including the Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI), Biomedical Communications, and the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS). Through its internship program and research projects, the Institute is also involved with community, 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.

https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/joblist.ftl

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 signed letters directly to Professor Anthony Wensley, Director, ICCIT, University of Toronto Mississauga via email to iccit.utm at utoronto.ca<mailto:iccit.utm at utoronto.ca> by the closing date, November 29, 2013.

For more information on the Institute of Communication, Culture and InformationTechnology, 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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