Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - User Experience Design

Sep 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Title: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - User Experience Design - 1701482

The Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto invites applications for a teaching-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in user experience design. The position start date is July 1, 2018.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. specializing in user experience, design, human computer interaction or a related discipline by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter. Candidates are expected to demonstrate capacity for outstanding teaching and pedagogical practices, and have experience teaching a variety of courses in user experience, human computer interaction or a related area at the University level. We seek individuals who have expertise in user interface principles, theoretical foundations of HCI, user behaviour, user requirements gathering, usability evaluations, participatory design, and app and web design. We seek enthusiastic individuals with the ability and ambition to advance our Faculty's rigorous, highly-ranked Master's of Information program. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the Faculty of Information and the Knowledge Media Design Institute which is an interdisciplinary unit of the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. The Collaborative Program in Knowledge Media Design offers an interdisciplinary specialization to a regular departmental degree program.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogy will be demonstrated by strong letters of reference, the teaching dossier including strong teaching evaluations, submitted as part of the application, use of teaching methods that enhance student engagement and learning, design of innovative course materials and assessments, and demonstrated commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education. Experience in user experience design practice, in scholarship, or in scientific collaboration are all considered additional assets. Successful candidates must have strong endorsements by referees reflecting both excellent teaching and evidence of commitment to pedagogical enquiry and teaching innovation. Our primary objective is teaching excellence. We also expect that the successful candidate will be actively engaged in pedagogy and lead cross-disciplinary change in all of our educational programs.

The Faculty of Information (iSchool) at the University of Toronto is a research-led Faculty, committed to educating the next generation of professional and academic leaders in Information, who join us in transforming society through collaboration, innovation, and knowledge creation. We are guided by core values that include engagement with cultural, social, political, and ethical issues in information to benefit society and transparency, accountability, and public responsibility. With an outstanding complement of 25 award winning faculty members, our key strengths are the quality of our research, the abilities of our graduate students, close ties across the university, and a committed alumni. The Faculty of Information is especially proud of the calibre, excellence, academic engagement, and diversity of the students it recruits, admits, and graduates.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at the link below. For further information about the application process, please see the submission guidelines at .

Applicants must provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and interests and evidence of teaching excellence such as teaching evaluations). Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference (on letterhead, signed and scanned) sent directly by the referees to Professor Wendy Duff at . Questions about this position may be addressed to .

Review of applications will begin after November 15, 2017 but the position will remain open until filled.

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.

Job Field: Teaching Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Information
Department: Faculty of Information
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Sep 26, 2017
Job Closing: NOV 15, 2017, Open Until Filled.