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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Graduate Writing and Narrative (U of Toronto, St. George Campus; Deadline: 17 July 2020)

Job Field: Teaching Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: English
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Reference: 2001394
Job Closing: July 17, 2020, 11.59PM EST Description:The Department of English in the Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George Campus) at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in the areas of graduate writing support and interdisciplinary narrative theory. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, with an expected start date of September 1, 2020 or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in English or a related discipline by the time of appointment with a record of excellence in teaching. Graduate training or working experience in scientific research and writing is also required. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths in graduate writing support and narrative theory . Candidates must have teaching expertise in a degree granting program at both the undergraduate and graduate program levels, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities. Candidates are expected to have engaged in professional development and in scholarship in the area of writing, especially at the intersection of narrative theory and scientific discourse.

The successful candidate will develop, lead and administer writing instruction and support programs for graduate students, including those delivered as part of the Milestones & Pathways program in the Faculty of Arts & Science. Candidates must demonstrate a broad and deep understanding of the writing challenges facing graduate students and familiarity with a range of approaches to support writing at the graduate level. They must also have demonstrated an understanding of current approaches to supporting the writing of multilingual students and an understanding of the principles of writing in multiple disciplines.

Candidates must have demonstrated experience working in the genres of graduate writing (e.g. research and thesis proposals, academic papers, conference presentations, theses and dissertations) in humanities, social sciences, life sciences and physical sciences. Candidates also must have demonstrated experience in designing and leading writing workshops, writing groups, retreats and bootcamps to support graduate students in the pursuit of academic writing goals. Experience working with university writing centres, instructors and administrators would be an asset . Candidates should also have experience working with faculty on graduate level assignment design, and the demonstrated ability to design, develop, and adapt instructional materials for a range of teaching and learning situations.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards, presentations at significant conferences as detailed in the candidate’s CV and teaching dossier (which includes a teaching statement, sample syllabi, course materials, and teaching evaluations ) submitted with the application, as well as strong letters of reference from scholars of high standing in the field.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; and a complete teaching dossier that includes a teaching statement, sample syllabi, course materials, 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 by the closing date. They should be addressed to Professor Paul Stevens, Chair of the Search Committee.

Submission guidelines can be found at 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 Jason Phillips at

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by July 17, 2020.

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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