[Air-L] Job: Assistant Professor-Narrative and Communication, University of Toronto Mississauga

Leslie Shade leslieshade at gmail.com
Thu Sep 28 07:11:39 PDT 2017

*Assistant Professor – Narrative and Communication *

*Job Field*: Tenure Stream

*Faculty / Division:* University of Toronto Mississauga

*Department*: UTM: Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and

*Job number*: 1701279

*Job Closing*: Nov 1, 2017

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 Narrative and Communication, at
the rank of Assistant Professor. The position start date is July 1, 2018.

Candidates are expected to have a program of research and applied
experience focused on creative nonfiction or nonfiction story. Specific
areas may include journalistic writing, narrative and new media, narrative
procedure in research, visual or multi-media documentary, web-based
storytelling, digital innovation based around narrative, or cross-cultural
communication built around 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 nonfiction—that is, telling
a true story with imaginative power and expressive skill. The successful
candidate will demonstrate experience with narrative and a record of
research that includes theory and methodology.

Candidates must have a PhD in communication, literature, narrative-related
arts or journalism or related fields by the appointment start date or
shortly thereafter. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence
as demonstrated by an active innovative research program that contributes
to the literature about the role of narrative in communication; an emerging
reputation in research with demonstrated ability to attract external
research funding; top-tier publications or a research pipeline that is at
high international levels; and strong recommendations from referees of
international standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching is also required
as evidenced by a teaching dossier outlining experience and accomplishments
(including a teaching statement and course evaluations) and strong letters
of reference. 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

To be considered for this position, all application materials must be
submitted online by *November 1, 2017. *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
JobNumber_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 Narrative
and Communication; 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
iccit.utm at utoronto.ca
<iccit.utm at utoronto.ca?subject=Assistant%20Professor%20--Narrative%20and%20Communication%20%281701279%29>
by the closing date, * November 1, 2017*.

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.

Please apply on the University of Toronto website:

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