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Women and Gender Studies, Assistant Professor, Tenure Stream, U of Toronto, Scarborough (deadline: Dec. 15th, 2016)

The Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in women and gender studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2017.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in women and gender studies or another relevant discipline by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. While we welcome applicants from all fields/disciplines who can contribute to the teaching and research of our Women’s and Gender Studies Program (WST), candidates are required to have demonstrated expertise in feminist theory, queer theory, diverse sexualities, or femininity/masculinity, and candidates with additional expertise in law, science, indigeneity, postcolonial studies or migration will be given priority.

The successful candidates must have strong communication skills and must have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. Excellence in research can be shown by an outstanding dissertation, publications in leading academic journals/presses, presentations at major academic conferences, awards, and strong endorsements by referees. Excellence in teaching can be shown by very strong teaching references, teaching accomplishments, teaching evaluations, course syllabi and other elements of the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. The successful candidate must also demonstrate the ability to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and the ability to secure highly competitive research grants from external funding agencies.

The new hire will teach and supervise both undergraduate and graduate students, and will be expected to develop and regularly offer courses at all levels including introductory survey courses required of all WST majors/minors. S/he is also expected to play an important role in strengthening the WST Program and enhancing synergies across the department by collaborating with colleagues in other programs in teaching and research initiatives. Situated in such a highly interdisciplinary institution, the WST Program offers unique exciting opportunities for developing cutting-edge research and teaching as well as extensive engagement with the local communities. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment and a multicultural student body speaking a wide range of languages. As a fully integrated part of the tri-campus system of the University of Toronto, it offers the opportunity to teach, research and live in one of the world’s leading research institutions and most diverse cities. The new hire will also be appointed to a tri-campus graduate department at the University of Toronto appropriate for the candidate’s disciplinary background. The Department of Historical and Cultural Studies (HCS) is a multidisciplinary department, consisting of vibrant programs such as African Studies, Classical Studies, Food Studies, Global Asia Studies, History, and Women’s and Gender Studies, with particular strengths in studies of labor and social history, migration, empires, law, family, commodities, food, and transcultural encounters. Additional information on the Department can be found at

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a research statement, a writing sample (within 25 pages, single space), a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, two sample syllabi of courses on women and gender studies, as well as teaching evaluations, if available, of two recent courses). If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Li Chen, Chair of Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, at All application materials should be submitted online.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining all attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Applicants should also ask three academic referees to email letters, signed and on letterhead, directly to the Department at

The closing date for applications is December 15, 2016.

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.


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