Assistant Professor - Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) - Finnish Language, Literature

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Requisition Title: Assistant Professor - Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) - Finnish Language, Literature and Culture - 1804969

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a three-year contractually limited term appointment in Finnish Language, Literature and Culture. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2022.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Finnish Language, Literature, and Culture; excellent (native or near native) knowledge of Finnish and English; and demonstrate excellence in research and teaching, specifically expertise in teaching Finnish language, literature and culture, broadly defined; and have experience teaching Finnish language in a degree-granting program in a Canadian University. Evidence of excellence in teaching, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures, will be demonstrated by the teaching statement, teaching accomplishments, teachings evaluations, and teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

The successful candidate will conduct research in the study of Finnish language and Finnish as a second language. Interest in comparative or interdisciplinary fields, such as Finnish folklore, literature, film studies, or other areas of culture studies, is also required. They will have an established record of scholarly accomplishment including publications in leading academic journals in the field of study and/or with leading academic presses, or will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated in presentations at significant conferences, grants awarded for work in the field, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in language, literature and culture (both in the original and in translation). In addition, the candidate will be expected to develop the curriculum of the Finnish Studies program, and to organize Finnish extra-curricular events.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. All application materials should be submitted online. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, up to three examples of publications, and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement and course materials. All materials must be received online by January 9, 2019. Any inquiries about the application should be sent to the Department Chair, Professor Donna Orwin, at [email protected].

Submission guidelines can be found at: Applicants should also ask three referees to send signed letters of reference (on letterhead) directly to the Department Chair via email at [email protected] by the closing date.

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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: Contractually Limited Term (Professoriate)
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Slavic Languages & Literatures
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Nov 19, 2018
Job Closing: Jan. 9, 2019, 11:59pm EST





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Posted: 11/20/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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