Post Doctoral Fellowship in Surveillance Studies

The NewT project seeks to fill one post-doctoral fellow position (two years in residence), starting September 2012 based in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto.

The fellow will be supervised by Professor Andrew Clement. The fellow will be expected to work on her/his own surveillance-related research and will also be involved in several collaborative research initiatives pertaining to surveillance. This will include working on a report on ‘Surveillance in Canada’, supervising graduate student interns at advocacy organizations, and taking a lead role in organizing an international workshop on the politics of surveillance planned for May 2014, S/he will also be involved in writing grants and generally contributing to the New Transparency and related projects.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with a number of scholars and students associated with the New Transparency project at Queens University, the University of Victoria, the University of Alberta and the Open University in the UK, as well as those at the University of Toronto affiliated with the Information Policy Research Program (IPRP). In addition, the post-doctoral fellow will find a wide range of programs at U of T and other Toronto region universities that provide opportunities for enrichment and collaboration. Applicants can learn more about the New Transparency project and IPRP through our websites: and

Applicants from a wide range of disciplines, including information science, STS, media studies, computer science and engineering, law, or traditional humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be recent or imminent recipients of the doctoral degree, with demonstrated interest and expertise in critical approaches to surveillance studies, digital media and political action. Areas of specialization and disciplinary approaches are open.

Salary is competitive and includes benefits. Subject to availability of funds, and depending on areas of teaching expertise, the successful applicant may be eligible to obtain a part-time contract teaching position with the Faculty of Information. Modest funds will also be provided for conference travel, equipment and other research expenses. The awardee will be expected to be in residence in Toronto, Canada, for the time of the award and be an active colleague within U of T as well as the New Transparency project.

Application Deadline is April 30, 2012. Please send application materials in electronic form to <> . Applications should include a CV, letter describing suitability for the fellowship, a statement outlining the proposed research project(s), three writing samples and full contact details for three individuals who would be willing to write letters of reference.

Applicants who have not yet earned their degrees must provide a letter from their academic advisor confirming the expectation of degree by start of the fellowship.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

For more information, please contact:

Andrew Clement
Professor, Faculty of Information
Coordinator, Information Policy Research Program
University of Toronto
+1 416-922-0251 (m)

skype: andrewclement2

This fellowship is made possible through a Major Collaborative Research Initiative < (MCRI) grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.