The Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Social Sciences and Digital Technologies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of September 1, 2023.  The successful candidate may also hold an Endowed Professorship for a five-year term, renewable following a favourable review. 

The successful candidate will be expected to be a part of the Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School focusing on advanced research and development at the intersection of digital media, global security, and human rights. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research integrates with the Citizen Lab’s resources, existing areas of research, and global network. 

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level, and to establish an outstanding research program, competitive, and externally funded research program. 

Candidates must have earned a PhD degree in any relevant Social Science field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a clearly demonstrated record of research and teaching excellence in the area of information controls, data sciences, and digital accountability research.  

The position is open to a range of disciplines including but not limited to information studies, communications, sociology, political science, area studies, and law.   We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths.

Candidates with a demonstrated track record of working in cross disciplinary teams, and a strong research portfolio that intersects with human rights, online repression, information controls, and digital security are preferred. 


About us

The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto, focusing on research, development, and high-level strategic policy and legal engagement at the intersection of information and communication technologies, human rights, and global security. Headquartered in Toronto, we are a dynamic, diverse, and an inclusive workspace. 

For more information about the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto St. George campus, please visit our home page at


To Apply

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

Applicants must submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a recent writing sample; and a teaching dossier (including a teaching statement and sample course materials and teaching evaluations, or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above). 

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.


You can learn more about the position here

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by June 12, 2023.

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