Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – CLTA – User Experience Design (UXD), University of Toronto

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Website University of Toronto

The Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time two-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA)  at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the area of User Experience Design (UXD). The appointment is expected to begin August 1, 2022, and end July 31, 2024.

Applicants must have a Masters degree in Information, Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Design, Engineering, Informatics, or a related area by the time of appointment, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. We seek applicants with expertise in one of the following areas:  information visualization, accessibility and inclusive design, information architecture, user interface design, interactive design, and usability and evaluation assessment. The successful candidate’s teaching interests will complement and build upon our existing strengths (https://ischool.utoronto.ca/). Industry/professional work experience in one or more related areas (e.g. user research data gathering and analysis, design guidelines, usability evaluations, participatory design, app and web design, user-centred design process) is expected.

Applicants should demonstrate intellectual curiosity and drive to pursue innovative pedagogical methods and interest in being part of a teaching community. The successful candidate will join a Faculty with an established community of teaching stream faculty, where teaching and learning are seen as central to the scholarly enterprise, and where there are extensive supports for teaching at both the university- and faculty-level.

Faculty members are expected to combine their expertise in the discipline with best practices in teaching to create rich learning environments that embrace diversity, promote equity, and integrate cutting-edge teaching approaches in a manner that challenges students to develop skills and ethics to be leading citizens. The successful candidate will also be expected to perform standard professional and administrative activities typical of an academic unit, and to collaborate with colleagues on curriculum development.

Candidates must have teaching experience, including lecture preparation and delivery, and curriculum development. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent and innovative pedagogical practices. Publications in pedagogical approaches related to design and an engagement in teaching-related scholarly activities would be an asset.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and a commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through a mix of teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, workshops, panels and events organized, peer reviewed publications, other pedagogical or tutorial materials and activities (e.g., multimedia assets), evidence of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), strong letters of reference from referees of high standing, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application that should include a strong teaching statement, sample syllabi, course materials, and teaching evaluations.

As part of the University of Toronto, the Faculty of Information offers the opportunity to teach, research, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.  We seek candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment through their application materials. Candidates therefore must submit a statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): teaching or research that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Faculty of Information (iSchool) https://ischool.utoronto.ca/ 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 almost 40 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.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must include:

– a cover letter;
– a current curriculum vitae;
-a detailed teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, a summary of teaching experience, interests, and accomplishments, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations (see above) ;
– a statement of contributions to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility; and,
– three letters of reference, to be uploaded by the referees (see below).

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 are submitted (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.  At least one reference letter must primarily address the candidate’s teaching.

All application materials must be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. If you have questions about this position, please contact dean.ischool@utoronto.ca.

The closing date for applications is July 4, 2022 and all application materials, including reference letters, must be received by then.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.utoronto.ca.

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