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[Commlist] Tenure-Track Position in Digital Audiences at Ryerson University
Wed Aug 07 16:51:55 GMT 2019
The School of Professional Communication at Ryerson University invites
applications for a tenure-track position in Digital Audiences. This
position will have unique focus on graduate education since half of the
successful candidate's teaching will be in the Ryerson-York joint MA/PhD
program in Communication and Culture. Details are below. The job posting
and application portal can be accessed here:
Tenure Track Position in Digital Audiences
FCAD, Prof. Communication
Posted: July 15, 2019
Deadline to Apply: Friday, August 30, 2019
Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within
our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further
diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including,
but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people,
persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or
gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent
residents will be given priority.
Located in downtown Toronto, Ryerson University is a distinctly urban,
culturally diverse teaching and research institution offering more than
100 undergraduate and graduate programs, distinguished by a strong
commitment to excellence in teaching, research and creative activities,
to over 45,000 students. Ryerson is known for its culture of
entrepreneurship and innovation and is recognized as a city builder, as
it continues its growth through award-winning architecture and expansion
of its campus.
The School of Professional Communication (http://procom.ryerson.ca/
<http://procom.ryerson.ca/>) in the Faculty of Communication and Design
(FCAD) at Ryerson University invites applications for a full-time
tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of
Digital Audiences. The appointment will be effective January 1, 2020
subject to final budgetary approval.
The successful candidate will be appointed to the School of
Professional Communication (“ProCom”), and will have their service and
teaching responsibilities shared with the Graduate Program in
Communication & Culture (“ComCult”), our joint MA/PhD program with York
University (https://www.ryerson.ca/graduate/programs/comcult/). This is
an exciting and unique opportunity to contribute directly to graduate
The successful candidate will approach digital audience studies in ways
that are innovative, interdisciplinary and informed by theoretical
perspectives from critical data science, infrastructure and platform
studies, game studies and related fields. We are particularly interested
in receiving applications from candidates whose work focuses on one or
more of the following areas: big data and audience studies; artificial
intelligence and machine learning in scholarly, policy and
organizational contexts; audience and social network analysis in mobile,
locative and emerging media contexts; data visualization, mapping and
storytelling by and for marginalized populations; and/or computational
methods in security, privacy and data regulation contexts. We are
looking for candidates with strong and innovative methodological
approaches. Knowledge of and ability to teach digital methods and/or
quantitative analysis would be an asset.
The School of Professional Communication consists of 18 tenure-stream
faculty members. ProCom offers innovative Bachelor and Master’s programs
that integrate theory and practice. As an interdisciplinary School,
ProCom focuses on teaching and research that bring creative and critical
communication approaches into industries, organizations, and
communities. Our students and faculty investigate the intersections of
text, sound, and image in an array of digital, discursive, and social
contexts. Our faculty prides itself on the excellence of its research
and on the quality of its teaching. We are interested in candidates that
will contribute to our existing research and teaching strengths by
bringing innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences to the work.
The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching,
research and service duties. Half of the candidate’s teaching will be in
ProCom and half will be in ComCult. The candidate will be expected to
teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, including core
courses in communication theory, history and methodology, and will
supervise graduate students in the ProCom master’s program as well as MA
and PhD students in Communication and Culture.The candidate will be
expected to pursue innovative and independent research or scholarly
research-creation in the field of communication that is externally
funded, cutting-edge, and of the highest quality. The candidate will
also participate in administrative activities in ProCom and ComCult. The
candidate will engage in maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and
collegial work environment in all areas.
Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. in Communication Studies or a
closely related field by the appointment date.
The successful candidate must present strong emerging scholarly research
or creative projects that are active, innovative and impactful,
resulting in achievements such as peer reviewed publications, working
papers, book chapters, public policy contributions, presentations at
significant conferences, awards and accolades, strong
endorsements/recommendations by referees of top international stature,
studies, writings or creative productions disseminated by other suitable
means and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility
and prominence of the discipline.
Evidence of excellence in teaching must be provided through a teaching
dossier that outlines the teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments,
including experience with course/curriculum review/development,
excellent pedagogical practice, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations.
Teaching philosophy statements should address approaches to both
undergraduate and graduate level teaching. Evidence of strong
communication skills and a demonstrated ability to supervise
undergraduate and graduate students should also be highlighted.
Previous experience supervising graduate students would be considered as
Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to our values of Equity,
Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and
scholarly research or creative activities, including a demonstrated
ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student
The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to contribute to
the life of the School and the University through collegial service and
would have a proven track record of collaborating across university
departments, partners and with the wider community.
Equity at Ryerson
At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative
path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university.
Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and
inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current
each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.
Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to
upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist
us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In
addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in
Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been
historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations,
Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized
persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women
and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent
residents will be given priority.
As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are
proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers
and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. To
learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and
innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca
<http://www.ryerson.ca/>, check out @RyersonU
<https://twitter.com/ryersoneci?lang=en>on Twitter, and visit our
LinkedIn company page <https://ca.linkedin.com/school/ryerson-university/>.
How to Apply:
Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty
Recruitment Portal <https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/>(click on
“Start Application Process” to begin) by August 30, 2019
The application must contain a letter of application, a curriculum
vitae, a statement of research interests, teaching dossier, results of
teaching evaluations and names of three individuals who may be contacted
for reference letters.
In order for the University to comply with the Government of Canada’s
reporting requirements, candidates must indicate in their application if
they are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident by including one of
the following statements in reference to their status: “I am a permanent
resident or citizen of Canada”OR “I am not a permanent resident or
citizen of Canada”. Candidates are not required to specify their country
of origin or citizenship in their application.
Applications and any confidential inquiries can be directed to the DHC
Chair, Dr. John Shiga at (jshiga /at/ ryerson.ca) <mailto:(jshiga /at/ ryerson.ca)>.
Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be
sent to Sumentha D’Souza at (sumentha /at/ ryerson.ca)
<mailto:(sumentha /at/ ryerson.ca)>. Aboriginal candidates who would like to
learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact
Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment
and Retention Initiative, at (t26king /at/ ryerson.ca) <mailto:(t26king /at/ ryerson.ca)>.
This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty
Association (RFA) and relevant information can be found as follows:
RFA Website: www.rfanet.ca <http://www.rfanet.ca/>.
RFA Collective Agreement:
Ryerson University is fully committed to accessibility for persons with
disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in the
recruitment and selection process, please advise the Human Resources
representative when you are contacted. All requests for accommodation
will be treated with confidentiality.
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