University of Toronto Mississauga — Assistant Professor, Narrative and Communication

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

The successful candidate must be a practicing writer who researches and teaches in the area of narrative nonfiction or nonfiction story. Narrative, as we think of it here, involves the application of tools and techniques developed mainly through fiction and the arts applied to the purposes of excellent journalistic nonfiction—that is, telling a true story with imaginative power, with expressive skill, and with solid research as a base. Specific areas of expertise may include journalistic writing, narrative as a research methodology, narrative and archival research, multi-media and web-based storytelling, digital innovation and narrative, or cross-cultural communication built around story. The successful candidate will be expected to mount an innovative, independent, competitive and externally funded research program, and will also bring theory and practice into their teaching within the Professional Writing and Communication program in the ICCIT.

Candidates must have a PhD in communication, the literary arts, narrative-related arts, or journalism or related fields by the appointment start date (or shortly thereafter). Candidates must demonstrate an active and excellent writing practice and research program that involves the role of narrative in communication; an emerging reputation in narrative with demonstrated ability to attract external research funding; and a good publication record in top-ranked and field relevant journals. Evidence of excellence in teaching (including a teaching dossier outlining experience and accomplishments, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference) is also required. 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.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted online by January 7, 2019. 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_1804237.pdf, LastnameFirstname_Writing_1804237.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 Narrative and Communication; do not submit entire doctoral theses)
  • Attachment 3: Teaching Dossier (Max. 20 pages, should include a 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, dated, signed and scanned) to iccit.utm@utoronto.ca by the closing date, January 7, 2019. If you have any questions about this position, please contact iccit.utm@utoronto.ca.

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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