[Air-L] tenure-stream appt. New Media and Children's Literature, University of Toronto

Matthew Ratto matt.ratto at gmail.com
Mon Jan 4 13:24:13 PST 2010

see job ad below:
> Title: Assistant / Associate / Full Professor - New Media and  
> Children's Literature  -  0901099
>  Job Field: Tenure Stream
>  Faculty / Division: Faculty of Information
>  Department: Faculty of Information
>  Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
>  Job Posting: 17/Dec/09
>  Closing Date: 31/Jan/10 Open until filled
>  Description:
>  The Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto is  
> extending its reach in terms of research and teaching scope; the  
> Faculty is expanding both in terms of number of people and in scope.  
> The Faculty invites applications for one tenure-stream appointment  
> at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor to begin on  
> July 1, 2010.
>  The Faculty seeks a scholar who transcends traditional divisions  
> and we invite applications from candidates with active research  
> agendas within one or more of the following areas: (i) new media and  
> children's literature; (ii) new media and youth and young adult's  
> resources and information services; (iii) new media and children.  
> Candidates with expertise in non-traditional classes of literature  
> and new media (e.g. games, immersive online environments, novel  
> forms of storytelling) would be welcomed.
>  We seek candidates with excellent research and teaching abilities  
> and a commitment to shaping the future of the Faculty and the field  
> of information. The candidate’s research agenda should fit with the  
> Faculty’s focus and mission. The Faculty's 2004-10 Academic Plan  
> recognizes that society's information practices are being  
> reconfigured and transformed by material shifts in infrastructures  
> as well as political and cultural shifts in our attitudes toward  
> information as a social phenomenon. In this context, as part of a  
> multi-year process of Faculty renewal, a faculty member is sought to  
> help rethink and reshape the information profession through  
> innovative teaching and collaborative research projects. The  
> University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct  
> research and live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in  
> the world. The Faculty of Information provides a context in which to  
> work in an emerging interdisciplinary environment and in a range of  
> collaborative programs including Addiction Studies; Aging,  
> Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course; Book History  
> and Print Culture; Environment; Knowledge Media Design; Sexual  
> Diversity Studies; Women’s Health; and Women and Gender Studies.  
> Candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent), a proven record of  
> scholarship, experience with multidisciplinary research, and strong  
> teaching experience. Additional qualifications for those applying at  
> the Associate or Full Professor level include experience leading  
> research projects and working with graduate students. Experience  
> developing new curricula is an asset. Rank and salary will be  
> competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  
> Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is necessary.  
> Faculty website: http://www.ischool.utoronto.ca Faculty academic  
> plan: http://www.ischool.utoronto.ca/images/documents/about/fisacademicplan.pdf
>  Applicants should send curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, copies  
> of three representative papers/publications, a statement outlining  
> current and future research interests, and a list of three  
> references to the address below. (Applicants at the Assistant  
> Professor level should arrange to have three letters of  
> recommendation sent, under separate cover, to the same address.)
>  Application deadline is January 31, 2010 but the search will remain  
> open until the position is filled.
>  We strongly encourage you to submit your application online by  
> clicking on the following link: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=0901099
>  If you are unable to apply online, please submit your application  
> and other materials to the following address:
>  Submissions: areti.vourinaris at utoronto.ca
> Inquiries: h.macneil at utoronto.ca

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