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Communication, Culture Information and Technology – Associate Professor (Narrative and Communication) – U Toronto Mississauga

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2017-08-03
Advertised until: 2017-10-02

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: University of Toronto Mississauga
Department: UTM: Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology
Campus: Mississauga
Reference: 1701352
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 Associate 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. A successful candidate will have an established reputation for research in the field, and have an active record of sustained contribution and publication in the area of narrative communication with contributions to the literature about the role of narrative in communication; demonstrated ability to attract external research funding; top-tier publications; experience in mentoring graduate students, junior researchers and/or professionals; and strong recommendations from referees of international standing. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, externally funded research program. Previous administrative experience, and experience in developing new curricula at both the graduate and undergraduate levels is expected. 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.e/how-to-apply.

Applications must include the documents listed below, formatted as 3 attachments with naming convention JobNumber_LastnameFirstname_CV_Statement.pdf, 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 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

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

Click here to apply.

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