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Job: Assistant Professor, teaching stream, Literary Studies and Pedagogical Outreach (U of Toronto Scarborough; deadline: 7 March 2019)

Job Description: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Literary Studies and Pedagogical Outreach – 1900131 
Job Field: Teaching Stream 
Faculty / Division: University of Toronto Scarborough 
Department: UTSC: English 
Campus: Scarborough 
Job Posting: Jan 30, 2019 
Job Closing: Mar 07, 2019, 11:59pm EST 

Description: The Department of English at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time teaching-stream appointment in literary studies with a focus on pedagogical outreach. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, and will commence July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter. 

Candidates must have a PhD in English by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter; and demonstrated excellence in teaching literature at the university level, including the development of effective undergraduate learning activities and assessments; evidence of pedagogical leadership, reflected especially in a capacity to offer creative and practical support for departmental teaching initiatives, curriculum development, and related communications and outreach; and a commitment to the scholarship of teaching and learning as it pertains to literary studies. 

Evidence of teaching excellence will be demonstrated through a teaching dossier that includes a coherent statement of teaching philosophy that is linked to evidence of excellent pedagogical practice at the undergraduate program level; sample course syllabi and curricular materials; teaching evaluations; teaching-related accomplishments, awards, and accolades; and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. 

Evidence of pedagogical leadership will be demonstrated through some or all of the following: initiatives enhancing and supporting student learning; the development of student research opportunities; innovative classroom practices; initiatives promoting student-faculty or student-community interactions; pedagogical contributions outside of the classroom (e.g. mentorship; recruitment; related outreach and communications); and contributions to course and curriculum development. 

A commitment to the scholarship of teaching and learning may be demonstrated through some or all of the following: participation in teaching-related events and conferences; pedagogical presentations or publications; and evidence of ongoing pedagogical development. 
The successful candidate will bring their talents and vision to bear on core courses in literary studies and will also contribute more broadly to curricular and program offerings. They will be responsible for promoting and inspiring a continued culture of teaching excellence within the Department, notably by mentoring TAs, course instructors, and junior faculty through regular pedagogical workshops focusing on literary studies and by playing a leading role in the annual Department Pedagogy Day. The successful candidate will also be responsible for pedagogical and curricular outreach, including communicating the Department’s curricular goals and vision through the Department website, social media, and recruitment events. An ability to translate ideas into visual form will be an asset for this position. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

The position will be held in the Department of English at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Located in the east end of Toronto, in the beautiful Highland Creek Valley and on the traditional territories of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the Credit, UTSC English is a close-knit department that offers Specialist, Major, and Minor programs in English literature as well as Minor programs in Creative Writing and in Literature and Film. Additional information about the Department of English can be found at

Noted for its excellence in research and teaching, UTSC has an interdisciplinary commitment and a multicultural student body speaking a wide range of languages. It is one of the three campuses comprising the University of Toronto, which offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. 

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page. Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, an academic writing sample of no more than 15-20 pages that reflects the candidate’s literary and/or pedagogical expertise, and a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and other course materials relevant to the position, and teaching evaluations). Online submission guidelines can be found at: We encourage applicants to combine PDF or MS Word documents in one or two files; if you encounter data limits please adjust the file size. 

Candidates should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference (on letterhead, signed, and scanned), including at least one primarily addressing the candidate’s teaching, addressed to the department Chair, Professor Katherine Larson. These must be sent directly by the referees by email to by the closing date. 

The deadline for applications (including reference letters) is March 7, 2019. If you have any questions about this position, please email

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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