Assistant Professor - Public Law

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Requisition Title: Assistant Professor - Public Law - 1803793

The Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a full-time, tenure stream appointment in Canadian Politics, with a specialization in Public Law. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2019.

Candidates must have a PhD in Political Science or a related discipline by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. They must have a demonstrated record of excellence in research on the Canadian Judiciary and the Canadian Constitution. Candidates who examine the Canadian constitution and courts from a comparative perspective are encouraged to apply, as are candidates with expertise in these subjects who hold a PhD in a related discipline. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths (see

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative and independent research at the highest international level and establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. They will have an emerging record of scholarly accomplishment including publications in leading academic journals and/or with leading academic presses, or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, or will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated in presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades for work in the field and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.

Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as pedagogy. Evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching can be demonstrated by strong endorsements from referees, a teaching dossier that includes a coherent teaching philosophy statement that is linked to excellent pedagogical practice, sample course syllabi, a statement of teaching accomplishments, and excellent teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application.

The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate program at the University of Toronto Scarborough, including in its Public Law program. Information about the Public Law program can be found at: We expect the successful candidate to take a leading role in developing the Public Law program.

The successful candidate will also be a member of the tri-campus Graduate Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto and expected to teach graduate courses and supervise graduate students in their areas of research expertise. Information about the graduate department of Political Science at the University of Toronto can be found at:

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto Scarborough is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University 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 range of collaborative programs and centers of research. For more information about the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto Scarborough, please visit:

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.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, an article length (8000-10000 word) writing sample, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and accomplishments, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations), statement of contributions to equity and diversity, and a statement up to five pages in length outlining current and future research interests. Three letters of reference should be sent directly by the referee (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to the attention of Professor Grace Skogstad, Chair, at [email protected] by the closing date.

All application materials should be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

The closing date for applications is November 15, 2018.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Professor Grace Skogstad at [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 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: University of Toronto Scarborough
Department: UTSC: Political Science
Campus: Scarborough
Job Posting: Sep 4, 2018
Job Closing: Nov 15, 2018, 11:59pm EST





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Posted: 11/4/2018
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