Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Spanish

Requisition Title: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Spanish - 1701722

The Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Toronto invites applications for a teaching-stream position in Spanish at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, effective July 1, 2018.

Qualified candidates must have earned a PhD in Spanish (area open) by date of the application. The successful candidate will be expected to coordinate the Spanish language sequence and to teach large and small undergraduate courses in Spanish from the introductory to advanced levels, as well as develop new initiatives in experiential learning.

Requirements include at least two years of experience in language coordination at peer institutions, current knowledge of language-teaching pedagogy, a record of excellence in teaching, and a solid record of pedagogical scholarship relevant to the position. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference reflecting on both excellent teaching and evidence of commitment to pedagogical enquiry and teaching innovation, and the teaching dossier, including a teaching statement and course syllabi, submitted as part of the application. Toronto has a large Spanish-speaking population, and the ideal candidate should show a strong commitment to building relationships between the university and the external community. Evidence of excellence in pedagogical scholarship will be demonstrated through publications and presentations at significant conferences on pedagogical research in the discipline.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, course syllabi), and a writing sample (i.e. an article offprint or a conference paper).

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word files in the following format: 1) Letter, CV, and research & teaching statements; 2) Publications.

Arrangements should be made for three recent letters of reference, which must comment on the applicant's pedagogical research and teaching abilities, to be addressed to Professor Laura Colantoni, Chair of the Search Committee, and sent directly by the referee to by the closing date. Please ensure the candidate's name and "Spanish Search" are included in the subject line and that letters are on letterhead, signed and scanned.

The deadline for applications is November 16, 2017. For inquires about this position, please contact For more information about the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, please visit our homepage at

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.

Job Field: Teaching Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Spanish & Portuguese
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Oct 6, 2017
Job Closing: Nov 16, 2017, 11:59pm EST