Associate Professor - Migration Studies

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Requisition Title: Associate Professor - Migration Studies - 1804219

The Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in the area of Migration Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor and will commence on July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter. The appointment is contingent upon a successful tenure review. The successful candidate will also be eligible to be appointed as the newly established endowed Munk Chair in Immigration.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in any relevant field, including but not limited to: migration studies, political science, sociology, economics, law, anthropology, geography, or contemporary history. The School seeks a scholar with a strong background in migration studies. We are particularly interested in candidates who attend to issues of public policy in their teaching and research. Regional specialization is open, as is disciplinary background. Preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on more than one country. A demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching is required. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths: Candidates should have an established international reputation based on a scholarly record of excellence appropriate to their career stage and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field-relevant journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.
Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample course syllabi, teaching evaluations, graduate supervisions, as well as strong letters of reference. A demonstrated commitment to graduate education and mentorship are required. The successful candidate will teach full-time in the Master of Global Affairs and Master of Public Policy programs. In addition, they will be part of the Global Migration Lab: Collaboration with colleagues in disciplinary departments of the University of Toronto is encouraged and the successful candidate may apply for a non-budgetary cross-appointment to their disciplinary department.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is a preeminent research university and located at the center of one of North America's largest and the world's most cosmopolitan and immigration-intensive cities, and offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most vibrant intellectual and cultural settings in the world. For more information about the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and our research and teaching profiles, please visit our home page at

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, a writing sample (of no more than 30 pages), and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations.

In addition to the online submission, applicants must also arrange for at least three referees to e-mail letters (PDF format, signed, on letterhead) directly to Professor Randall Hansen, Interim Director, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto, at [email protected]. Letters must be submitted by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have questions about this position, please contact [email protected].

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 6th, 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

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: Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Oct 31, 2018
Job Closing: Dec 6, 2018, 11:59pm EST





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Posted: 11/1/2018
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