Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Equity Studies

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Requisition Title: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Equity Studies - 1801103

New College and the Transitional Year Programme in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invite applications for one full-time teaching stream position in Equity Studies and Access Education at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, starting July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be cross-appointed at New College (51%), with a focus on Equity Studies, and the Transitional Year Programme (49%).

The successful candidate will be expected to teach large and small courses in Equity Studies, and in the Transitional Year Programme, teaching small seminar courses, providing intensive one-on-one academic advising/mentoring, liaising with on-campus and community partners to engage students in broader programming, and teaching writing.

Applicants must display a strong commitment to and experience with access/transition/bridging/anti-oppressive education, and interdisciplinary knowledge of social justice practice and community engagement.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Equity Studies, Social Justice Education, or a related field at the time of application or shortly thereafter, with teaching experience displaying a deep knowledge of Equity Studies, long-term experience with community engagement, and robust experience with access/transition/bridging/anti-oppressive education.

The successful candidate must demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching in both small and large enrollment class settings, experience as a course instructor, and teaching-related activities such as curriculum development and student advising or mentoring, and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical practice and/or teaching-related scholarly activity. Evidence of excellence in teaching, mentorship/advising and pedagogy will be demonstrated by the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (to include a teaching statement, course syllabi, and teaching evaluations), as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing reflecting on both excellent teaching and evidence of commitment to pedagogical inquiry.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto has both a collegiate and departmental structure. New College has a long-standing commitment to social justice, and to supporting its diverse body of 5400 undergraduate students to excel intellectually and to engage in the wider community. New College supports four interdisciplinary undergraduate programs-African Studies, Buddhist Mental Health and Psychology, Caribbean Studies, and Equity Studies-and houses two departments (Human Biology and Women and Gender Studies). For more information on New College, see

Equity Studies is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program that focuses on social justice theories and practices in a variety of local and global contexts. Cutting across a spectrum of academic disciplines, the program brings together scholarship, community work and activism in a unique approach to undergraduate education. Areas of emphasis include disability studies, global food equity and social advocacy. For more information on Equity studies, see

The Transitional Year Programme is a full time, eight month access-to-university program that makes academic success accessible. It is designed to prepare individuals who do not meet the formal qualifications for university admission because of barriers due to racial categorization, ethnicity, membership in an Indigenous community, poverty, sexual orientation, gender identification, refugee or immigration status, ability, illness, parenthood or any other circumstance beyond their control. Students in the program take a mix of degree credit and preparatory courses to enable them to enter the Faculty of Arts and Science. For more information on the Transitional Year Programme, see

Applicants should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, a teaching statement which specifically describes experience in one-on-one advising/mentoring, sample course syllabi, copies of teaching evaluations and the names of four referees who have been asked to submit letters of reference.

Applicants should arrange to have four letters of reference, including one that speaks specifically to experience with access/transition/bridging/anti-oppressive education, sent directly to the Principal of New College via email to [email protected], with the subject line "New College/TYP-your full name". The deadline for applications, including reference letters, is May 14, 2018.

Inquiries should be directed to [email protected].

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 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: New College
Department: New College
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Apr 2, 2018
Job Closing: May 14, 2018





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Posted: 4/3/2018
Application Due: 5/15/2018
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