Assistant Professor - East Asian Popular Culture


Requisition Title: Assistant Professor - East Asian Popular Culture - 1701011


The Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in East Asian Popular Culture, including, but not limited to, contemporary new media, internet culture, performance art, popular music and cultural studies. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2018.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in East Asian Studies, Media Studies or a related field by the date of appointment, or soon thereafter with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research. Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated through publications or forthcoming publications in leading journals, presentations at significant conferences, and strong letters of reference from referees of high standing. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, research program. Applicants should be able to frame their work in terms of broader theoretical questions and within wider Asian and/or global contexts.

East Asian Studies is a multidisciplinary humanities department with an extremely popular undergraduate program and a strong commitment to graduate training. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the statement of teaching philosophy and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining current and future research interests. All application materials should be submitted through the University of Toronto's online application system. Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. If you have questions about this position, please contact Professor Andre Schmid, EAS Chair, at eas.chair@utoronto.ca. For further information about the department, please visit eas.utoronto.ca.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters (on letterhead, signed and scanned) directly to Professor Andre Schmid, via e-mail at eas.chair@utoronto.ca by the closing date, November 15, 2017.

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: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: East Asian Studies
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Aug 29, 2017
Job Closing: Nov 15, 2017, 11:59pm EST

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