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[ecrea] Job posting: assistant professor, technology and race, University of Toronto Mississauga (tenure-track)
Sat Jul 21 12:19:32 GMT 2018
My department at the University of Toronto Mississauga is hiring a
tenure-track assistant professor in the area of technology and race.
Please circulate this posting to colleagues and potential candidates.
I’ve pasted the full job description below.
Assistant Professor -Technology and Race - 1802996
Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: University of Toronto Mississauga
Department: UTM: Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and
Job Posting: Jul 13, 2018
Job Closing: Nov. 1, 2018, 11:59pm EST
: The Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology
(ICCIT) at the University of Toronto Mississauga invite applications for
a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Technology and Race, at the
rank of Assistant Professor. The position start date is July 1, 2019.
Successful candidates will be interdisciplinary, techno-centric critical
race scholars who incorporate intersectional/feminist/cultural analysis
to research the co-constituent relationship between technology and race.
Research may focus on how technologies such as Artificial Intelligence,
Internet of Things, Ubiquitous Communications (and related applications)
shape the social world, including aspects of personal identification,
racial formation, collective action, algorithmic discrimination, or
other aspects of the social relations of race and technology. Such
scholars could explore how communication technologies and race intersect
to inform: the engagement and politics of race and ethnicity;
surveillance; social inequality; transnationality and diasporas; policy;
technology development; and/or social justice.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in media, communication studies,
social science, computer science, or a related field, by date of
appointment or shortly thereafter, and demonstrate excellence in
research and teaching. Excellence in research will be demonstrated
through publications in leading journals, presentations at competitive
conferences, awards, and strong endorsements by referees of top
international stature. Excellence in teaching will be demonstrated
through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference and the
teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. The successful
candidate will have a graduate appointment in one of the University of
Toronto's tri-campus graduate departments.
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 critical
communication, interactive and immersive digital media and culture, the
theory and practice of communication; and new media design. 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.
To be considered for this position, all application materials must be
submitted online by November 1, 2018. Submission guidelines can be found
Applications must include the documents listed below, formatted as 3
attachments with naming convention LastnameFirstname_CV_1802996.pdf,
Attachment 1: Cover Letter, CV and Research Statement
Attachment 2: Writing Sample (ONE peer-reviewed, first- or sole-author
scholarly work demonstrating significant contribution to field of
Technology and Race; do not submit entire doctoral theses)
Attachment 3: Teaching Dossier (Max. 20 pages, may include list of
courses taught, sample syllabi, course evaluation data summary,
statement of teaching philosophy, etc.)
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 have three referees send letters of recommendation
directly to Professor Anthony Wensley, ICCIT Director, University of
Toronto Mississauga via email (on letterhead, dated, signed and scanned)
to (iccit.utm /at/ utoronto.ca) by the closing date, November 1, 2018.
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
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.
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