Assistant Professor - Gerontology

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Job FieldThe Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure stream position in the area of gerontology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence July 1, 2020 or shortly thereafter.

Candidates are expected to have a program of research related to gerontology, aging and/or life course development. Research may be relevant to social work direct practice, policy and/or community engagement.

Candidates must have a PhD in social work or a related field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

The candidate must demonstrate research excellence and an emerging research reputation, as evidenced by the demonstrated ability to attract external funding, field-relevant peer-reviewed publications or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, conference presentations, awards and accolades, the submitted research statement, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. The candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching, as evidenced by a teaching dossier outlining experience and accomplishments, teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference. Clinical/practice experience will serve as an application strength

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work is the first faculty of social work in Canada. We rank number one in Canada and number two in the world. Over 30 full-time faculty members generate almost five million dollars in yearly grant funding that has significant local, national and global impact. Our strong commitment to social justice, diversity and inclusion is reflected in our highly selective MSW and PhD programs. Our MSW program has an admission selectivity rate of less than 30 percent. The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work pursues excellence in the investigation and development of new knowledge that will have an impact on social work practice, social policy, social work education, and civic advancement. For more information about the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, please visit our website at

The Faculty values innovation and collaboration and is involved in several collaborative interdisciplinary programs and joint degrees that include Addiction Studies; Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course; Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Studies; Community Development; Ethnic and Pluralism Studies; Health Services and Policy Research; Public Health Policy; Sexual Diversity Studies; Women and Gender Studies; and Women’s Health.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations), a brief outline of current and proposed future research interests, and two samples of published papers, working papers, or recent academic work (20 pages maximum each). 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. If you have questions about this position, please contact mailto:[email protected] .

Submission guidelines can be found at Review of applications will begin on October 7, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

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 candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Department: Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Aug 30, 2019
Job Closing: Ongoing




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Posted: 9/3/2019
Application Due: 12/2/2019
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