University of Toronto Mississauga


Assistant, Associate

    October 01, 2020
    January 04, 2021

Assistant Professor – Digital Marketing

Date Posted: 09/28/2020
Closing Date: 01/04/2021, 11:59PM EDT Open Until Filled
Req ID: 250
Job Category: Faculty – Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Mississauga
Department: Institute of Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology and the Department of Management
Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)


The Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (ICCIT) and the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in the area of Digital Marketing, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will be held 51% at the ICCIT and 49% at Management. The position start date is July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have a PhD in marketing, management, business administration, communications/media, or information or a related discipline by the time of appointment (or shortly thereafter). Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our Institute’s existing strengths. They must demonstrate an active and excellent research program emphasizing the role of technology in marketing. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

The successful candidate will have experience researching and teaching in the area of digital marketing. Areas of expertise may include but are not limited to market research, campaign management, strategic planning, and brand management. Candidates must have an active program of research that considers how marketing principles and practices are impacted by emergent technologies giving rise to platforms such as e-commerce, social media, user-generated content, peer-based evaluation systems, and mobile technologies.

Candidates must have an emerging reputation in a marketing-related field and will demonstrate research excellence through the demonstrated ability to attract research funding; the submitted research statement; and a good publication record in top-ranked and field relevant scholarly journals; as well as through strong endorsements from referees of high standing. Other evidence of research excellence such as presentations at significant conferences and awards and accolades will also be considered. 

Excellence in teaching can be demonstrated by strong letters of reference as well as by the teaching dossier outlining experience and accomplishments. The dossier must include a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations.

The successful candidate will have a graduate appointment at the Rotman School of Management.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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. ICCIT is building a research complement in the theory and practice of communication, interactive and immersive digital media and culture, new media design, and management in/of technology organizations. The successful applicant will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s leading university. For information, please visit

Equity and diversity are among UTM’s core values and are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

To ensure consideration for this position, all application materials, including reference letters, must be submitted online by January 4, 2021. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications after January 4, 2021 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must include the documents listed below, formatted as 4 attachments with naming convention LastnameFirstname_CV.pdf, LastnameFirstname_Writing.pdf, etc.:
Attachment 1: Cover Letter, CV 

Attachment 2: Research Statement and statement on contributions to equity and diversity (see above)
Attachment 3: Writing Sample (ONE peer-reviewed, first- or sole-author scholarly work demonstrating significant contribution to the field of Digital Marketing; do not submit entire doctoral theses)
Attachment 4: Teaching Dossier (Max. 20 pages, including a list of courses taught, sample syllabi, course evaluation data summary, and statement of teaching philosophy)

Applicants must also 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. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters by the closing date.  Letters of recommendation (on letterhead, signed, dated and scanned) should be addressed to Professor Rhonda McEwen, ICCIT Director. 

Submission guidelines can be found at If you have any questions about this position, please contact

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, LGBTQ 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