Associate / Full Professor - Endowed Chair in Japanese Politics and Global Affairs


Requisition Title: Associate / Full Professor - Endowed Chair in Japanese Politics and Global Affairs - 1802051


The University of Toronto invites applications for a joint tenure-stream, endowed chair appointment in the Department of Political Science (51%) and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (49%) in the area of Japanese Politics and Global Affairs. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor and will commence July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in politics, government, international relations, or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment and be able to provide evidence of innovative research excellence of an internationally competitive calibre, as evidenced by a record of publications in leading outlets in the field, presentations at significant conferences, accolades or awards, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

Candidates should have an established international reputation based on a scholarly record of excellence appropriate to their career stage. Evidence of excellence in teaching and a demonstrated commitment to graduate education and mentorship are required. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by strong letters of reference, teaching evaluations, graduate supervision, dossier and/or syllabi submitted as part of the application. The ideal candidate will focus on Japanese politics (including political history) in comparative and international perspective, Japanese policy in global and regional context, or international relations and contemporary Japan.

The appointment will be contingent upon a successful tenure review. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We seek applications from candidates whose research program fits well with the Department and with the global focus of the Munk School. The appointee will contribute to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students in both the Department and the School. The opportunity is also available to direct a new Centre for the Study of Global Japan established in the School to stimulate collaborative scholarship and public outreach.

We encourage applicants to review both academic units' research and teaching profiles prior to applying. Please visit our home pages: Department of Political Science http://politics.utoronto.ca/; Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy http://www.munkschool.utoronto.ca/.

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. Equity and diversity 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.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Sari Sherman at chair.polisci@utoronto.ca. 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.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters (on letterhead, signed and scanned) directly to the Chair of the search committee in the Department of Political Science, Professor Antoinette Handley, via e-mail at chair.polisci@utoronto.ca by the closing date, October 9, 2018.

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.


Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Political Science
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Jul 11, 2018
Job Closing: Oct 9, 2018, 11:59pm EST.

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