Assistant Professor - Latin American Politics


Requisition Title: Assistant Professor - Latin American Politics - 1701189

The Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for one tenure-stream appointment in the field of Comparative Politics with a focus on Latin America. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2018.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Political Science or a closely related field by date of appointment or soon thereafter. The successful candidate will conduct scholarly research on Latin America that addresses important, general debates in the Comparative Politics subfield. Excellence in research is required, and she or he will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. She or he will have an emerging record of scholarly accomplishment including publications in leading academic journals and/or with leading academic presses or a research pipeline that is at high international levels and will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated in presentations at significant conferences, awards for work in the field, research statement and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. Finally, she or he will be equipped to teach introductory and intermediate survey courses in Comparative Politics, as well as advanced courses in Latin American Politics and will have demonstrated excellence in teaching through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application.

The successful applicant will teach undergraduate courses in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto Mississauga and will also become a full member of the Graduate Department of Political Science of the University of Toronto, undertaking graduate teaching and supervision at the St. George campus. For further information on the UTM Department and on the tri-campus Graduate Department, see http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/~w3pol/ and http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/polsci/.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted online by clicking the apply link below. Please include a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (e.g., an article offprint or conference paper), a teaching dossier including materials relevant to teaching experience (e.g., course outlines and handouts, teaching evaluations), and a statement outlining current and future research interests. Equity and diversity are among UTM's core values and are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. 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.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send confidential letters of recommendation directly via email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to the Chair, Professor Edward Schatz, at polsci.utm@utoronto.ca. Applications and all materials (including letters of reference) must be received by September 28, 2017.

Please submit attachments in PDF format only. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. If you have questions about this position, please contact lorna.taylor@utoronto.ca.

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 http://uoft.me/UP.

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



The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: University of Toronto Mississauga
Department: UTM: Political Science
Campus: Mississauga
Job Posting: Aug 2, 2017
Job Closing: Sep 28, 2017, 11:59pm EST

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