Assistant Professor - Economic Development/Planning


Requisition Title: Assistant Professor - Economic Development/Planning - 1701518


The Department of Geography & Planning at the University of Toronto (St. George Campus) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Economic Development or Economic Planning. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor starting July 1, 2018.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Planning or a closely related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter with expertise in economic development or economic planning. Specific areas of specialization may include (but are not limited to), community or regional economic development, labour, real estate development, innovation in economic development and economic planning, and economic development and economic planning in relation to indigenous peoples or marginalized communities. Membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners or eligibility for membership will be considered an asset.

The successful candidate must also have a record of excellence in research and teaching. Excellence in research is evidenced primarily by publications in leading journals in the field or a research pipeline that is at high international levels, presentations at significant conferences, a research statement and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. Candidates must also provide evidence of excellence in teaching as demonstrated by a strong teaching dossier, including teaching evaluations and a teaching statement, and strong endorsements from referees.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The appointment is at the University of Toronto, which is a tri-campus, research-intensive institution. The St George Campus is located in the heart of Toronto and offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The University also offers opportunities to work in a wide range of collaborative programs and centres of research.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at the link below. Applications should include curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, examples of publications, and a teaching dossier. All materials must be received online by November 7, 2017.

Any inquiries about the application should be sent to the Department Chair, Professor Virginia Maclaren, at jobs@geog.utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online. Applicants should also ask three referees to send signed letters of reference (on letterhead) directly to the Department Chair via email to jobs@geog.utoronto.ca by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. For more information about the Department, please visit our home page: http://geography.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: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Geography
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Sep 8, 2017
Job Closing: Nov 07, 2017, 11:59pm EST

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