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[Commlist] Job at the University of Toronto, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Feminist Cultural Studies
Wed Nov 13 11:37:56 GMT 2019
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Feminist Cultural Studies-1904386
*Job Field*:Teaching Stream
*Faculty / Division:*Faculty of Arts and Science
*Department*:Women and Gender Studies Institute
*Campus*:St. George (downtown Toronto)
*Job Posting*:Oct 31, 2019
*Job Closing*:Dec 16, 2019, 11:59pm EST
The Women and Gender Studies Institute (WGSI) in the Faculty of Arts and
Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a
full-time teaching stream position in the area of Feminist Cultural
Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor,
Teaching Stream with an expected start date of July 1, 2020, or shortly
Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Women and Gender Studies,
Cultural Studies or a cognate discipline by the time of appointment, or
shortly thereafter. We seek candidates whose teaching interests
compliment and strengthen our existing departmental strengths
<http://www.wgsi.utoronto.ca/>. Candidates must have a minimum of two
years experience teaching in a degree granting program at the
undergraduate level, including lecture preparation and delivery,
curriculum development, and facility in both large lecture and small
seminar contexts. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated
commitment to excellent and innovative pedagogical practices and a
demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities. The
successful candidate will have a breadth of training and experience in
feminist approaches to reading, writing, and analyzing cultural
production. We are seeking candidates whose teaching grapples with
intersectional areas of gender, race, class, sexuality, ability,
coloniality, Indigeneity, and other important differences, as well as
contributes to or is in conversation with WGSI’s strength in
transnational, postcolonial, diasporic, decolonial, and indigenous
feminist studies. Strong candidates will successfully incorporate their
pedagogical research into the classroom and engage with current debates
and initiatives in the field.
Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be
demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades,
presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted
as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample
syllabi, course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong
letters of reference from referees of high standing.
Duties will consist of teaching and supervision at undergraduate and
graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the
core courses in WGSI, as well as specialized courses in popular culture
and feminist cultural studies. This position is located at the
University of Toronto’s St. George campus.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The successful applicant will join a vibrant intellectual community.
They will also have an opportunity to engage with our growing and
vibrant graduate program. For the past 40 years, WGSI has trained
students to think about the entanglements of gender, race and sexuality.
Our teaching and scholarship address how colonialisms, national borders,
labour, and migration shape life, knowledge, and politics. WGSI adopts a
transnational approach to women and gender studies, an approach which
speaks both to our location in Toronto, but also to anti-colonial,
post-colonial and transnational contexts here and throughout the world.
WGSI’s distinctive strength in transnational feminist studies is
characterized by interdisciplinary research; critical pedagogy;
collaborations with a broad group of affiliated faculty; and work with a
wide range of communities and other social justice actors. For more
information about WGSI, please visit http://www.wgsi.utoronto.ca
The University of Toronto operates on land which for thousands of years
has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most
recently the Mississaugas of the Credit River. This territory is subject
of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to
peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region. Today, this meeting
place is the home to many indigenous people from across Turtle Island
and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the
link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum
vitae, a sample of academic writing, and a complete teaching dossier
that includes a teaching statement, sample syllabi and assignments,
descriptions of teaching strategies and teaching evaluations.
Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference,
including at least one primarily addressing the candidate’s teaching,
sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to
(wgsi.director /at/ utoronto.ca) <mailto:(wgsi.director /at/ utoronto.ca)> by the
Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We
recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS
Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please
contact (wgsi.bo /at/ utoronto.ca) <mailto:(wgsi.bo /at/ utoronto.ca)>.
All application materials, including reference letters, must be received
by December 16, 2019.
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
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Feminist Cultural Studies
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