Job Posting: Assistant / Associate / Full Professor – New Media and Children’s Literature, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

Title: Assistant / Associate / Full Professor – New Media and Children’s Literature  –  0901099

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Information

Department: Faculty of Information

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Job Posting: 17/Dec/09

Closing Date: 31/Jan/10 Open until filled


The Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto is extending  its reach in terms of research and teaching scope; the Faculty is  expanding both in terms of number of people and in scope.

The Faculty invites applications for one tenure-stream appointment at  the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor to begin on July 1, 2010.

The Faculty seeks a scholar who transcends traditional divisions and we invite applications from candidates with active research agendas within one or more of the following areas: (i) new media and
children’s literature; (ii) new media and youth and young adult’s resources and information services; (iii) new media and children.

Candidates with expertise in non-traditional classes of literature and new media (e.g. games, immersive online environments, novel forms of storytelling) would be welcomed.

We seek candidates with excellent research and teaching abilities and a commitment to shaping the future of the Faculty and the field of information. The candidate’s research agenda should fit with the
Faculty’s focus and mission. The Faculty’s 2004-10 Academic Plan recognizes that society’s information practices are being reconfigured and transformed by material shifts in infrastructures as well as
political and cultural shifts in our attitudes toward information as a social phenomenon. In this context, as part of a multi-year process of Faculty renewal, a faculty member is sought to help rethink and reshape the information profession through innovative teaching and collaborative research projects. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. The Faculty of Information provides a context in which to work in an emerging interdisciplinary environment and in a range of collaborative programs including
Addiction Studies; Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course; Book History and Print Culture; Environment; Knowledge Media Design; Sexual Diversity Studies; Women’s Health; and Women and Gender Studies.

Candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent), a proven record of scholarship, experience with multidisciplinary research, and strong teaching experience. Additional qualifications for those applying at the Associate or Full Professor level include experience leading research projects and working with graduate students. Experience developing new curricula is an asset. Rank and salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is necessary.

Faculty website:

Faculty academic plan:

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, copies of three representative papers/publications, a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a list of three references to the address below. (Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent, under separate cover, to the same address.)

Application deadline is January 31, 2010 but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

We strongly encourage you to submit your application online by clicking on the following link:

If you are unable to apply online, please submit your application and other materials to the following address: