University of Toronto Mississauga — Assistant Professor, Critical Computation and New Media

Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology

The Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (ICCIT) at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Critical Computation and New Media. This appointment will begin July 1, 2017.

We seek candidates with research expertise in Critical Computation and New Media, focusing on epistemological considerations surrounding computational intelligence and new media, the politics embedded in algorithms and code, media history, limits and/or comparative technologies of computation, and software studies related to new media. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in media studies, communication, science and technology studies, or a related field with an emphasis on computation and new media, 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 be expected to conduct research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally-funded research program, and have a strong commitment to teaching. The 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 four undergraduate programs: Communication, Culture, Information and Technology, Interactive Digital Media, Digital Enterprise Management and Professional Writing and Communication. ICCIT is building a research complement in social networking and communication, interactive and immersive digital media and culture, and the theory and practice of design. The successful applicant will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s leading university. For information, please visit:

To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted online by October 3, 2016.  To apply, visit:

Applications must include the documents listed below, formatted as 3 attachments with naming convention LastnameFirstname_CV_Statement.pdf, LastnameFirstname_Writing.pdf, etc.:

  • 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 Critical Computation and New Media; 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.)

Applicants must have three referees send letters of recommendation directly to Professor Anthony Wensley, ICCIT Director, University of Toronto Mississauga via email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to by October 3, 2016. See submission guidelines at:

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.