Associate Professor / Professor - Richard Charles and Esther Yewpick Lee Chair in Chinese Thoug...

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Job FieldThe Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure stream appointment in Chinese Thought and Culture at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The appointment is expected to commence on July 1, 2020.  The successful candidate will also be eligible to be named the Richard Charles and Esther Yewpick Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture. This endowed chair appointment would be for a five-year term and is renewable following a favourable review. The successful candidate will be appointed to the Department of East Asian Studies, the Department of Philosophy, or the Department of the Study of Religion (or hold a joint appointment in two of the three units). 

Candidates must hold a PhDin East Asian Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or a closely relatedfield and have demonstrated an exceptional record of excellence in research andteaching and experience in research supervision. We seek candidates whoseresearch and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existingstrengths in one or more of these departments, relative to Chinese thought andculture. Candidates will have an established international reputation and willbe expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at thehighest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, andexternally funded research program in areas covering Chinese philosophy,religion, and/or culture. 

Candidates must provide evidence of excellence inresearch as demonstrated by sustained high-impact contributions andpublications in top-ranked and field-relevant venues, the submitted researchstatement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards andaccolades for innovative work, other noteworthy activities that contribute tothe visibility and prominence of the discipline, and strong endorsement byreferees of high international standing. 

The successful candidate is expected to strengthen the Faculty of Arts & Science’s undergraduate and graduate education in the area of Chinese philosophy, religion, and/or culture. Evidence of excellence in teaching and experience in research supervision will be demonstrated through the teaching dossier, including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and sample course materials submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information about the Faculty of Arts & Science please visit the website at For more information about the Departments of East Asian Studies, Philosophy, and Study of Religion see:;;

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below.

The following elements of the application must be submitted online (in pdf format only) by November 18, 2019:

• (1) a cover letter and a curriculum vitae, combined in a file labelled “YourLastName cover letter and CV-1904076.pdf”;

• (2) a research dossier containing a statement outlining current and future research interests and a sample of academic writing (about 25 pages), combined in a file labelled “YourLastName research-1904076.pdf”;

• (3) a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations) in a file labelled “YourLastName teaching-1904076.pdf”.

Applicants must ask four referees to send letters that are signed and on letterhead directly to [email protected]. Letters must be received by November 18, 2019.

Please note that the required files for this search must be in PDF format and must be labelled as indicated above. General submission guidelines can be found at:

If you have questions about this position, please contact [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
Department: Faculty of Arts and Science
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Sep 19, 2019
Job Closing: Nov 18, 2019




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Posted: 9/21/2019
Application Due: 12/20/2019
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