The Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Media Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin July 1, 2016.
Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Media and Communication Studies or a relevant field by the time of the appointment or shortly thereafter. We are interested in candidates with research strengths in the critical study of technological and institutional changes taking place within and across media industries. The ideal candidate will have a national/regional/local media focus while keeping a global/transnational perspective. Expertise in Canadian media and industries is preferred, but other areas, including North America, Europe and East Asia, would also be of interest. Expertise in one or more of the following is especially welcome: digital cultural production; media industries/policies in the context of digitalization; digital communication technologies and corporate power.
Candidates must demonstrate a record of excellence in research. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding research program. S/he will have an established or emerging record of scholarly accomplishment including publications in leading academic journals and/or with leading academic presses, or will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated in presentations at significant conferences, awards for work in the field and strong endorsements by referees.
The Department of Arts, Culture and Media is a unique multi-disciplinary research and teaching environment, with programs in Art History, Arts Management, Journalism, Media Studies and New Media Studies, Music and Culture, Studio, and Theatre and Performance Studies. The candidate selected will be expected to maintain a strong program of research and to articulate and implement a vision for developing new research initiatives and relationships that fit within this diverse context.
Candidates must demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will teach and supervise students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. S/he will have an established or emerging record that encompasses a range of large lecture and seminar courses in media and globalization, political economy of media, and the candidate’s specific area(s) of media focus. Excellence can be demonstrated through very strong course evaluations, a coherent statement of teaching philosophy that is linked to excellent pedagogical practice, or demonstrated excellent performance in other teaching related activities, including experience leading successful workshops or seminars, or excellent conference posters or presentations. The successful candidate will participate in curriculum development, program administration, and departmental and university committee work, in order to contribute to departmental planning and to take a leadership role in program and curriculum development in Media Studies and the Joint Program in New Media Studies. Experience in these areas is most welcome.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities of the world. In addition to being a full member of the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough, the successful candidate will be a full member of the Faculty of Information (iSchool), a graduate unit at the University of Toronto.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applicants should submit a complete and current curriculum vita and a teaching portfolio. If you have questions about this position, please send email. All applications must be submitted online.
Submission guidelines can be found online. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent via email.
The closing date for applications is February 17, 2016.
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.