Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Design and Production

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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Design and Production

Date Posted: 08/05/2021
Closing Date: 12/15/2021, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 9881
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Mississauga
Department: Institute of Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology
Campus:University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)



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 Design and Interactive Media Production at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream. The anticipated position start date is July 1, 2022 or shortly thereafter. 

Candidates must have a PhD in digital media, communication or a user-centred design field by the appointment start date, or shortly thereafter. Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry is required and can be demonstrated through a strong teaching dossier that includes teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, a strong teaching statement, sample syllabi, course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference.

We are looking for candidates whose academic work and practice focuses on design pedagogy and digital media production. We are seeking candidates who have demonstrated hands-on experience in teaching and development of design and production of interactive digital media as well as designing curricula around these skillsets to complement our existing strengths. The ideal candidate must have a demonstrated record of teaching and lab development, pedagogical research on lab/studio pedagogy that may include innovative teaching and assessment methods emphasizing the connections between design thinking, production, UI design & analysis and broader curriculum development. Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to improving their pedagogical practices, and an interest in teaching-related scholarly activities. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

At UTM we are committed to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion. With an enviable diverse student body, we especially welcome applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, Black, or racially visible (persons of colour), and who have experience working with teaching or mentoring diverse groups or students. Candidates must demonstrate, in their application materials, an ability to foster diversity on campus and within the curriculum or discipline, and must show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial environment. Candidates must submit a statement describing their contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities; efforts undertaken to develop inclusive pedagogies, collaboration, and engagement with underrepresented communities; and mentoring of students from underrepresented groups. If you have questions about this statement, please contact Professor Tracey Bowen, Acting ICCIT Director at [email protected].

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

To be considered for this position, all application materials, including reference letters, must be submitted online by December 15, 2021.

Applications must include the documents listed below. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials in PDF/MS Word format, with naming convention as follows:

LastnameFirstname_CV.pdf, LastnameFirstname_Writing.pdf, etc.:

  • Attachment 1: CV
  • Attachment 2: Cover Letter
  • Attachment 3: Statement of Pedagogy
  • Attachment 4: Writing Sample demonstrating experience with design and production
  • Attachment 5: Writing sample demonstrating experience with the scholarship of teaching
  • Attachment 6: Teaching Dossier (Max. 20 pages, to include a strong teaching statement, list of courses taught, sample syllabi, course evaluation data summary)

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date, December 15, 2021. At least one reference letter must primarily address the candidate’s teaching.

Submission guidelines can be found at If you have any questions about this position, please contact [email protected].

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

Diversity Statement
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, LGBTQ2S+ 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

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].

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