April 20, 2018

Pending the approval of a new five-year charter, applications are invited for the position of Director of Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology for a term of three years, to begin July 1, 2018. A Search Committee will be struck, composed of: Ken Rogers as Dean’s delegate, Chair of the committee; a faculty member on the Sensorium executive; an affiliated graduate student; two additional Sensorium members; one non-voting administrative staff.

Sensorium was established in 2013 with a mandate to develop as a nationally leading and internationally recognized centre for cross-disciplinary, state-of-the-art digital media research and creative activity. The next phase of the ORU’s development is focused on broadening the mandate to include more expansive understandings of media, intermediality, and cultural mediation. As a site for co-creation and shared critical reflection, Sensorium serves as a catalyst for examining how diverse media platforms enable multi-sensory perception and embodied experience, along with new modes of social engagement. Bridging disciplines and diverse communities, Sensorium researchers, artists, and scientists explore networked connections between people, sentient environments, and ecologies of place. See the Sensorium website for a description of renewed research clusters.

Applicants for the position of Director are expected to be members of the full-time faculty in AMPD, and to have a distinguished record of scholarship and research in digital media. The Director is expected to administer the financial, organizational, academic and collegial activities of the Centre, to effectively pursue external funding sources, and to maintain an active individual and collaborative research program. The successful applicant will receive an administrative stipend and the appropriate course load reduction as stipulated by the YUFA Collective Agreement. The Director of the Centre reports to the Associate Vice-President Research.

Applicants are asked to submit a vision statement that includes: views on digital media and culture, research at York and in a broader context, goals for the ORU, outline for a five-year plan, and a comment on leadership style. They should also submit a curriculum vitae.

Applications should be sent to Ken Rogers <krogers1@yorku.ca> and must be received by May 10, 2018.