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Associate Professor: Media Studies

04.09.2019 21:42 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

University of Toronto

Deadline: October 30, 2019

Number: 1903325

Job Field: Tenure Stream

Faculty / Division: University of Toronto Scarborough

Department: UTSC: Arts, Culture and Media

Campus: Scarborough

Job Posting: Aug 23, 2019

Job Closing: Oct 30, 2019, 11:59pm EST

Apply online here.


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 thereafter.

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 evaluations.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to 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

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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