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[ecrea] Job Posting University of Toronto, Journalism Studies

Wed Dec 21 12:28:27 GMT 2016


Assistant Professor - Journalism Studies - 1601921

*Job Field*: Tenure Stream


*Faculty / Division:* University of Toronto Scarborough

*Department*: UTSC: Arts, Culture and Media

*Campus*: Scarborough

*Job Posting*: Dec 13, 2016

*Job Closing*: Feb 15, 2017, 11:59 EST

*Description*:The Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Journalism Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin July 1, 2017.

We are interested in candidates with research strength in the critical study of the contemporary journalism, news and journalism-related media practices, with particular focus on the changing modes, forms, and styles of information transmission currently taking place within, across, or beyond traditional news media industries. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Journalism Studies, in Media and Communication Studies or in another relevant field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. The ideal candidate will also have a national/regional/local media focus within their work that intersects with a wider global/transnational perspective. Expertise in the Canadian journalism and media landscape is preferred, but expertise in other areas is also welcome. A critical research focus into the changing modes, practices, and narrative forms of journalism through one or more of the following areas of expertise is essential: specialized subfields of journalism; activist, alternative and/or marginalized journalistic voices including feminist and intersectional approaches; or the role of data-visualization, networked and/or data-driven journalistic practices. The successful candidate must demonstrate an aptitude for taking a leadership role in Journalism Studies and a willingness to contribute to all aspects of departmental development as required.

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 of high international standing. S/he will be willing and adept at communicating the importance of research conducted in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media to mainstream media in Toronto and beyond.

Candidates must demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching. Excellence in teaching can be demonstrated through strong endorsements from referees, very strong course evaluations, a coherent statement of teaching philosophy that is linked to excellent pedagogical practice, demonstrated excellent performance in other teaching related activities, and teaching accomplishments highlighted as part of the application.

The Department of Arts, Culture and Media is a unique multi-disciplinary research and teaching environment, with programs in Art History, Arts Management, Curatorial Studies, Journalism, Media Studies and New Media Studies, Music and Culture, Studio, and Theatre and Performance Studies. 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 hold a graduate appointment in the Faculty of Information (iSchool), a graduate unit at the University of Toronto. 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.

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.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a complete and current curriculum vita, 3) a teaching portfolio that includes, but is not limited to course evaluations, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of relevant teaching related activities, and 4) concise descriptions of current research activity and graduate student supervision experience, and future research plans. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: All applications must be submitted online.

Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to be sent directly by the referees to: (JournalismSearch /at/ <mailto:(JournalismSearch /at/>. If you have questions about this position, please email (JournalismSearch /at/ <mailto:(JournalismSearch /at/>.

The closing date for applications is February 15, 2017.

For more information about the Department of Arts, Culture and Media, University of Toronto Scarborough please visit:

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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