Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) - Physical...

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Job FieldThe Department of Geography & Planning at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus, invites applications for a Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) in the area of Physical & Environmental Geography. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream for a two-year term, beginning July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter, and ending on June 30, 2021.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in Physical Geography or a related field by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter. Candidates must demonstrate teaching excellence and have teaching expertise in a degree granting program at the undergraduate program level, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses across a range of fields in our Physical & Environmental Geography programs including Geomorphology, Soil Science, Biogeography, Hydrology, Field Methods and Quantitative methods. The successful candidate should also have experience leading both large- and small-classes at lower- and upper-levels of the undergraduate program. Expertise in both lab- and field-based work would be an asset.

Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent, novel, and impactful pedagogical methods and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities. Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry should be made apparent in a teaching dossier which provides a strong teaching statement and outlines teaching accomplishments, grants, awards, accolades, presentations at significant conferences, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The appointment is at the University of Toronto, which is a tri-campus, research-intensive institution. The St George campus is located in the heart of Toronto and 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 wide range of collaborative programs and centres of research.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a complete current curriculum vitae, and a complete teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi related to the teaching of Physical Geography, a statement regarding career goals, and teaching evaluations). All application materials must be submitted online.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference, including one primarily addressing the candidate’s teaching, sent directly by the referee via e-mail (on letterhead and signed) to [email protected] by the closing date.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by April 23, 2019.

Submission guidelines can be found at We encourage applicants to combine PDF or MS Word documents into one or two files. Inquiries should be directed to Professor Richard DiFrancesco, Chair of the Search Committee, at [email protected]. For more information about the Department, please visit our home page:

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: Limited Term (Teaching Stream)
Department: Geography
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Mar 18, 2019
Job Closing: Apr 23, 2019




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Posted: 3/19/2019
Application Due: 4/25/2019
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