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[Commlist] Associate Professor - Media Studies - University of Toronto,Scarborough

Tue Sep 03 18:30:34 GMT 2019

Associate Professor - Media Studies - University of Toronto

Field of Specialization: Global Media Economies, Methods and/or Cultures
Academic Unit: Department of Arts, Culture and Media
Category of Appointment: Tenured
Rank/Position Title: Associate Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2020
Closing Date: October 30, 2019

About the Position:

The Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto
Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure stream
position in Media Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of
Associate Professor, and will commence on July 1, 2020 or shortly
Applicants must have earned a Ph.D in Media and Communications or a
related discipline with an exceptional and internationally-recognized
record of excellence in research and teaching in the area of Global
Media Economies, Methods and/or Cultures.

Candidates must have expertise in one or more of the following areas:
software/platform studies, global political economy, media arts,
comparative media studies, or Asian, Middle Eastern, African, South
American, Caribbean, diasporic and/or Indigenous media. We welcome a
candidate with expertise in interdisciplinary, collaborative research
and the use of digital tools, methods, and frameworks. We are
particularly interested in candidates who have extensive experience in
program development and a successful record of administrative
responsibility (i.e. chairing departments or programs). The candidate
will be expected to undertake curriculum development,
interdisciplinary administrative leadership, collaborative grant
applications, and to foster research initiatives and collaborations.

We seek candidates who will complement and strengthen our existing
departmental and Media Studies strengths in teaching and research. The
successful candidate 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 have an
internationally established, outstanding, competitive and externally
funded research program. Candidates must provide evidence of research
excellence as demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact
contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant
journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at
significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other
noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence
of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of
high standing.

Candidates must demonstrate ongoing excellence in teaching. We are
particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate extensive
experience with graduate student supervision. The successful candidate
should also have the demonstrated ability to work within our
interdisciplinary department, where horizontal connections among
faculty of different fields are encouraged: see Evidence of
excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching
accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the
application including a strong teaching statement, sample course
syllabi, and the teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of
reference. Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a
commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a
respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated
through the application materials.

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to conduct research,
teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The
appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a
research-intensive campus with an interdisciplinary commitment, a
multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The Department of
Arts, Culture and Media at UTSC is a unique multi-disciplinary
research and teaching environment, with programs in Art History and
Visual Culture; Arts Management; Curatorial Studies; Journalism (Joint
Program); Media, Journalism and Digital Cultures; New Media Studies
(Joint Program); Music and Culture; Studio Art; and Theatre and
Performance: see In addition to
being a full member of the Department of Arts, Culture and Media, the
successful candidate is expected to hold a graduate appointment on the
St. George campus at the Faculty of Information

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the
link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current
curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future
research interests (1-2 pages); one recent publication (of no more
than 30 pages); and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement
of 1-2 pages, sample course syllabi (no more than 2), and teaching

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent
directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to
(MediaStudiesAssociateSearch /at/
by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at We
recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS
Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please
contact (MediaStudiesAssociateSearch /at/
All application materials, including reference letters, must be
received by October 30, 2019.
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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