Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Contractually Limited Term Appointment - Sexual Diversity

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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Contractually Limited Term Appointment - Sexual Diversity

Date Posted: 08/21/2020
Closing Date: 11/30/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 345
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream, Contractually Limited Term Appointment
Faculty/Division: University College
Department: UC: Office of the Principal
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)


University College and the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invite applications for a three-year contractually limited term appointment (CLTA) in Sexual Diversity Studies, with a focus on Queer of Colour Critique and Queer Transnationalism. This will be a joint appointment between University College (51%) and the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies (49%). The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter, and ending on June 30, 2024.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Sexual Diversity Studies or a related area by the time of their appointment or shortly thereafter. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. Candidates must have teaching expertise in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate level, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures, and must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and interest in teaching-related scholarly activities.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses from introductory to advanced levels. They will be expected to have demonstrated teaching and research competency in Queer of Colour Critique and Queer Transnationalism and Diaspora. All teaching will be in the Sexual Diversity Studies program.

Candidates must demonstrate strong evidence of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Additionally, a demonstrated commitment to related pedagogical and professional development in Sexual Diversity Studies is required. Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample syllabi, course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing. Previous administrative experience working with undergraduate programs will be an asset.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto has both a collegiate and departmental structure. University College is the founding college of the University and has a long-standing commitment to challenging its diverse body of over 5000 undergraduate students to excel intellectually and to preparing them to engage in the wider world. University College sponsors three interdisciplinary undergraduate programs – Canadian Studies, Cognitive Science, and Health Studies – and is affiliated with the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies and the Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies.

The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies is Canada’s premier academic institute focused on the study of sexuality and sponsors both a thriving undergraduate program and, in partnership with 35 other units across the University, a Collaborative Graduate Program that is an international leader in the field.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and course materials, teaching evaluations, and a statement outlining plans for pedagogical and professional development.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. At least one reference must primarily address the candidate’s teaching. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters by the closing date.

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 [email protected].

All application materials, including letters of reference, must be received by Monday, November 30, 2020, 11:59pm EST.

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

Diversity Statement
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

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].

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Posted: 8/24/2020
Application Due: 11/21/2020
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