Assistant Professor of Asian New Media, Visual Culture, and Contemporary Art (Applications Due: Dec 1st)

Michael Raine mjraine
Thu Sep 14 16:31:45 EDT 2006

Position Title/Rank: Assistant Professor 
Division: University of Toronto at Mississauga  
Department: Communication and Culture, UTM  
Deadline: December 1, 2006 
Job Description: The Institute of Communication and Culture (ICC) at the
University of Toronto at Mississauga seeks applications for a tenure-stream
appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Asian New Media, Visual
Culture and Contemporary Art. The successful candidate will be associated
with programs in the Centre for Visual and Media Culture (CVMC). Appointment
will begin on July 1, 2007. 
We are seeking a specialist in the areas of East and/or South Asian new
media, visual culture, and contemporary art. Research and teaching interests
may include digital arts and technology, the globalization of visual
culture, and post-colonialism, among other areas. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate theoretical sophistication and a
commitment to interdisciplinarity as well as strong visual analytic skills
and a broad knowledge of Asian visual culture and contemporary art.
Applications are invited from scholars in a variety of disciplines including
anthropology, art history, comparative literature, cultural studies, East
Asian studies, history, South Asian studies, or another related field. Ph.D.

The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses within the
curriculum of the Centre of Visual and Media Culture that includes the
Visual Culture and Communication program (jointly administered with
Communication, Culture, and Information Technology) and the Art and Art
History program as well as to design new courses. The successful candidate
also will be appointed to one of the tri-campus graduate Departments at the
University of Toronto dependent on the candidate's specific area of research
and teaching interests and expertise. (Graduate teaching and supervision
will be located at the St. George campus of the University of Toronto.)
Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence in scholarship and the
potential to be excellent teachers. Salary will be commensurate with
qualifications and teaching. 

The Institute of Communication and Culture
[] is an interdisciplinary research
and teaching institute designed to address questions of culture and
communication across the humanities, social sciences, and science
disciplines. For additional information about the Centre for Visual and
Media Culture and its academic programs, go to: 

Please send all applications electronically to asianmed at and
addressed to Professor Louis Kaplan, Chair, Asian New Media Search
Committee, Institute of Communication and Culture, CCT Building, Rm. 3030,
University of Toronto at Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Road N., Mississauga,
Ontario, Canada L5L 1C6. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a
statement outlining current and future research interests, comprehensive
portfolio of publications (at least three writing samples sent via email and
samples of digital/media-based projects if applicable), and materials
relevant to teaching experience. Hard copies will also be accepted in
addition to electronic files. Applicants should ask three referees to send
letters directly to the address above to be received in hard copy format by
the deadline. Materials must be received by December 1, 2006. 

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. We offer opportunities to work in many
collaborative programs, including Aboriginal, Canadian, environmental,
ethno-cultural, sexual diversity, gender and women's studies. The University
of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one
of the most diverse cities in the world. 

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

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