University of Toronto Mississauga — Assistant Professor, Technology and Race – Institute of Communication, Culture, Information & Technology

The Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (ICCIT) at the University of Toronto Mississauga invite applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Technology and Race, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position start date is July 1, 2019.

Successful candidates will be interdisciplinary, techno-centric critical race scholars who incorporate intersectional/feminist/cultural analysis to research the co-constituent relationship between technology and race. Research may focus on how technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Ubiquitous Communications (and related applications) shape the social world, including aspects of personal identification, racial formation, collective action, algorithmic discrimination, or other aspects of the social relations of race and technology. Such scholars could explore how communication technologies and race intersect to inform: the engagement and politics of race and ethnicity; surveillance; social inequality; transnationality and diasporas; policy; technology development; and/or social justice.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in media, communication studies, social science, computer science, or a related field, 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 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 three undergraduate programs: Communication, Culture, Information and Technology, Digital Enterprise Management and Professional Writing and Communication. ICCIT is building a research complement in critical communication, interactive and immersive digital media and culture, the theory and practice of communication; and new media design. The successful applicant will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s leading university. For information, please visit www.utm.utoronto.ca/iccit.

To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted online by November 1, 2018. Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

Applications must include the documents listed below, formatted as 3 attachments with naming convention LastnameFirstname_CV_1802996.pdf, LastnameFirstname_Writing_1802996.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 Technology and Race; 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.)

Equity and diversity are among UTM’s core values and are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must have three referees send letters of recommendation directly to Professor Anthony Wensley, ICCIT Director, University of Toronto Mississauga via email (on letterhead, dated, signed and scanned) to iccit.utm@utoronto.ca by the closing date, November 1, 2018.

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 http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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