Associate Professor - User Experience Design & Human Computer Interaction

Sep 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Title: Associate Professor - User Experience Design & Human Computer Interaction - 1701481

The Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Associate Professor in user experience design and human computer interaction. The position start date is July 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, externally funded research program. The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in research. Evidence of excellence in research should be demonstrated by a record of sustained contributions and publications in leading presses and in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees themselves of high international standing. The successful candidate will be considered for the positions of Director of the Knowledge Media Design Institute and the BUL Chair in Human Computer Interaction.

Candidates are expected to have a PhD in human-computer interaction (HCI), User Experience Design, or a related field. We seek individuals who have an excellent research record in HCI. Relevant areas of research include user interface methods and design, theoretical foundations of HCI, requirements engineering, and usability evaluation. The successful candidate should have a proven record of scholarship, experience with working across faculties/departments and disciplines, evidence of excellence in teaching demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, a sustained record of graduate supervision, the teaching dossier and the teaching statement submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference and should possess the ability and ambition to advance our Faculty's rigorous, highly-ranked Master's of Information program. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research 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. While not required, prior administrative experience relevant to leading a research institute would be favourably considered.

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 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, a research statement, and a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy). 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: Tenure 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.