Associate Professor - Mediated Communication

The Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (ICCIT) at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in the area of Mediated Communication at the rank of Associate Professor. The position start date is July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have a PhD in communication, sociology, computational social science, network science, information science, or a related area. Candidates must have a demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. They must demonstrate an excellent research program emphasizing the application of quantitative methods, big data analytics, network analysis, or mixed methods with a strong quantitative component, to study the role of technologically mediated communication in society; We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our Institute’s existing strengths. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

The successful candidate will have experience researching and teaching mediated communication studies, quantitative research methodologies, sociology, information studies, and emerging media. Successful candidates must have an active and excellent program of research that uses quantitative methods, big data analysis, or mixed methods with a strong quantitative component, to study the implications of technologically mediated communication for broad social and structural phenomenon, such as but not limited to the restructuring of work and home life, transnational networks, precarious labour and the gig economy, political engagement, and health, consumer culture, communication and exchange networks, or social movements. 

Candidates must have an emerging reputation in a social science-related field and will demonstrate research excellence through the submitted research statement; the demonstrated ability to attract research funding; record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant scholarly journals, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. Other evidence of research excellence such as presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, will also be considered.

Excellence in teaching can be demonstrated by the teaching dossier outlining experience and accomplishments. The dossier must include a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations.

The successful candidate will have a graduate appointment in one of the University of Toronto's tri-campus graduate departments such as the Department of Sociology.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

ICCIT focuses on teaching and research excellence in its three undergraduate programs: Communication, Culture, Information and Technology, Digital Enterprise Management and Professional Writing and Communication. ICCIT is building a research complement in the theory and practice of communication, interactive and immersive digital media and culture, new media design, and management in/of technology organizations. The successful applicant will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s leading university. For information, please visit www.utm.utoronto.ca/iccit.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must include the documents listed below, formatted as 4 attachments with naming convention LastnameFirstname_CV.pdf, LastnameFirstname_Writing.pdf, etc.:

Attachment 1: Cover Letter, and CV

Attachment 2: Research statement and statement of contributions to equity and diversity (see details below)

Attachment 3: Writing Sample (ONE peer-reviewed, first- or sole-author scholarly work demonstrating significant contribution to the field of Mediated Communication; do not submit entire doctoral theses)

Attachment 4: Teaching Dossier (Max. 20 pages, to include a list of courses taught, sample syllabi, course evaluation data summary, and statement of teaching philosophy)

Equity and diversity are among UTM’s core values and are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must also provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters by the closing date, October 20, 2020. Letters of recommendation (on letterhead, signed, dated and scanned) should be addressed to Professor Rhonda McEwen, ICCIT Director.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. If you have any questions about this position, please contact iccit.utm@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by October 20, 2020.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca

Please apply on the University of Toronto Mississauga website:

https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Mississauga-Associate-Professor-Mediated-Communication-ON/541037117/