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Job: Canadian Studies – LTA Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, University of Toronto (Deadline: 9 January 2023)

University College in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time, contractually limited term appointment (CLTA) in the area of Canadian Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter. The position has a two-year term, ending on June 30, 2024.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in a field related to Canadian Studies or a cognate area, by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a clearly demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, specifically on topics relating to Canadian Studies. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching in an interdisciplinary environment at the undergraduate level. We are particularly interested in scholars whose work in Canadian Studies has a strong component in the digital humanities and who have a demonstrated expertise in experiential learning.

We seek candidates whose teaching interests are at the core of our program strengths. Candidates must have teaching experience in a degree granting program, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online materials/lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and a commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below) as well as strong letters of references from referees of high standing.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto (St. George Campus) has both a collegiate and departmental structure. University College is the founding college of the University and has a long-standing commitment to supporting its diverse body of around 5500 undergraduate students so that they can excel intellectually, while also engaging in the wider world. Canadian Studies is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program, which includes a minor in Asian Canadian Studies as well as hosting a Certificate in Black Canadian Studies. In addition to Canadian Studies, University College sponsors two other innovative undergraduate programs – Cognitive Science and Health Studies – and is affiliated with the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, and the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications must submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; writing sample; and a complete teaching dossier to include a strong teaching statement, sample syllabi and course materials, teaching evaluations; and a statement of contributions to equity and diversity (see above).

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that referees submit letters (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date. At least one reference letter must primarily address the candidate’s teaching.

Submission guidelines can be found at Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact the Vice-Principal of University College, Prof. Emily Gilbert at For questions about the submission of your application please contact Melissa Szopa at

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by Monday, January 9, 2023.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

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

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

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