Assistant Professor - Social/Cultural Geography - 1805239

Job description

The Department of Human Geography at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in the area of Social/Cultural Geography. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2019. 

The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Geography or a related field at the time of their appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates who conduct research in one or more of the following areas: critical social/cultural theory, Black geographies, Indigenous geographies, feminist geographies, queer geographies, geographies of inequality, the politics of place, diaspora and transnational studies, and geographies of religion. We seek applicants considering these themes from contemporary or historical perspectives, as well as with qualitative or mixed methods experience. 

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative and independent research of the highest quality and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. Applicants should demonstrate an emerging record of scholarly accomplishment, and will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. 

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier, a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference. The successful candidate will be expected to teach large introductory lectures, senior undergraduate seminar courses, and supervise the research of senior undergraduate students. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

The appointment is in the Department of Human Geography at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Social/cultural geography is one of UTSC Human Geography’s three concentrations, the other two being environmental and urban geography. The successful candidate also will become a member of the Tri-campus Graduate Department of Geography and Planning, and will teach and supervise graduate students in that department. 

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 Human Geography, please visit

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by visiting the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, up to three representative publications; and a teaching dossier (including a teaching statement, sample course syllabi and teaching evaluations). Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to [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. If you have questions about this position, please contact Sue-Ann Hicks at [email protected]

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by the closing date of January 30, 2019. 

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.




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Posted: 1/23/2019
Application Due: 3/24/2019
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