Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Narrative and Writing

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The Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (ICCIT) at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a full-time teaching stream appointment in the area of Narrative and Writing, at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream. The position start date is July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

 

Candidates must have a PhD in communication, education, literature, narrative-related arts or journalism or related fields by the appointment start date, or shortly thereafter. Excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry is required and can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier (outlining experience and accomplishments) submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample syllabi, course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference.

 

Candidates should have demonstrated excellence in teaching creative nonfiction narrative, expressive writing, and narrative-based research. 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 and journalism—that is, telling true story with imaginative power and expressive skill. Successful candidates must demonstrate commitment to excellent pedagogical practices in the areas of writing pedagogy and narrative with publications that include scholarly, creative, and journalistic professional writing. Candidates should also demonstrate experience in facilitating and providing guidance for undergraduate student publications.

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. 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.

To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted online by December 2, 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 1902282_LastnameFirstname_CV_Statement.pdf, LastnameFirstname_Writing.pdf, etc.:

Attachment 1: Cover Letter, CV and Statement of Pedagogy.

Attachment 2: Writing Sample demonstrating experience with creative nonfiction or journalistic prose

Attachment 3: Writing sample demonstrating experience with the scholarship of teaching (optional)

Attachment 4: Teaching Dossier (Max. 20 pages, may include list of courses taught, sample syllabi, course evaluation data summary, statement of teaching philosophy.

Applicants must have three referees send letters of recommendation directly to Professor Rhonda McEwen, ICCIT Director, University of Toronto Mississauga via email (on letterhead, signed, dated and scanned) to iccit.utm@utoronto.ca by the closing date, December 2, 2019.

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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