[Air-L] Social media position at University of Toronto, Mississauga

jeremy hunsinger jhuns at vt.edu
Fri Nov 5 08:06:29 PDT 2010

The Institute of Communication, Culture and Information Technology (ICCIT) at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The start date of the position is July 1, 2011. 

We seek a candidate who transcends traditional divisions, with an active research agenda that embraces the cultural and social influences of social networking and social media. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses focusing on this area of specialization and s/he will have a graduate appointment in one of the University’s tri-campus graduate departments. Completion of a PhD and evidence of excellent teaching and research abilities are required. The successful candidate will be expected to commit to shaping the future of the Institute in the field of social networking and social media and to assist in developing the ICCIT as a centre of research and teaching excellence. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and teaching experience. 

ICCIT is a newly established Institute at the University of Toronto Mississauga that focuses on teaching and research excellence in its three undergraduate programs: Communication, Culture and Information Technology (CCIT), Digital Enterprise Management (DEM), and Professional Writing and Communication (PWC). Currently, ICCIT is building a research complement in social networking and communication, digital media and culture, and the theory and practice of design, with an emphasis on digital media. 

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. ICCIT provides a context in which to work in an emerging interdisciplinary environment and in a range of collaborative programs. 

Please submit your application online at the link below: 

Note: The online application system is limited to five uploaded attachments (2MB each), so please feel free to attach multiple files (Cover letter, CV and statement, for example) as one document. 

Applications should include a CV, a statement outlining current and future research interests, three writing samples (published or unpublished), and materials relevant to teaching experience. Applicants should ask three referees to send signed letters directly to the address below. 

Professor Anthony Wensley, 
Chair, Social Media Search Committee, 
Institute of Communication, Culture and Information Technology, 
Room 3014, CCT Building, 
University of Toronto Mississauga, 
3359 Mississauga Rd N, 
Mississauga, ON, L5L 1C6; 
Email: iccit.utm at utoronto.ca. 

All materials must be received by December 10, 2010. 

For more information about the ICCIT, please visithttp://www.utm.utoronto.ca/index.php?id=2726. 

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Jeremy Hunsinger
Center for Digital Discourse and Culture
Virginia Tech

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