Assistant Professor Position in Digital Media and Global Affairs at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

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Assistant Professor – Digital Media and Global Affairs

Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Closing date: October 15, 2013

The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of digital media and global affairs. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2014.  

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or be near completion. Applicants must have innovative research programs and teaching interests at the intersection of digital/cyber space and global affairs. The School is seeking candidates whose work engages with policy, with a deep understanding of new tools and techniques (such as data mining, analytics and crowd sourcing) and their impact on global affairs. Applicants must have a strong theoretical knowledge of the core literature in their disciplines as well as superior research and teaching abilities. The School is especially interested in those candidates whose work on digital media and technology relates to an additional area of research and teaching in the School, including global economics, innovation, global justice, global public policy, or security. The Munk School of Global Affairs is also home to the Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory focusing on advanced research and development at the intersection of digital media, global security, and human rights. 

The successful candidate will be fully appointed in the professional Master of Global Affairs (MGA) program at the Munk School, and will be expected to contribute to the core teaching needs of the program. The Master of Global Affairs degree at the Munk School is an exciting, new professional graduate degree designed to equip students with knowledge and skills for careers in government and international institutions, the private sector, and NGOs. 

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at:  http://uoft.me/academicopportunities Job# 1300931

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a writing sample.  If you have questions about this position, please contact sarah.namer@utoronto.ca .  All application materials should be submitted online.  The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.  Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters, at least one of which should comment on the candidate’s teaching, directly to the department via email to the attention of Professor Janice Stein, Director, Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, care of Sarah Namer at sarah.namer@utoronto.ca by the closing date, October 15, 2013.

For more information about the Munk School of Global Affairs please visit us at: www.munkschool.utoronto.ca

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.