Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Accounting

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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Accounting

Date Posted: 09/29/2020
Closing Date: 11/30/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 395
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Mississauga
Department: UTM: Inst. for Management & Innovation
Campus:University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)


Please note the criteria for this position have changed

The Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI) at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in the area of Accounting. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Qualified applicants must have a recognized professional accounting designation and a relevant undergraduate or graduate degree. A Ph.D. in Accounting, Finance or a related area would be desirable, as would experience in professional practice, management, or Forensic Accounting, and a facility with AI and data analytics. A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching is required, including a strong record of curricular development and pedagogical innovation. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. Candidates must have teaching expertise in a degree granting program at both the undergraduate and graduate program levels, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical practices can be presented through teaching accomplishments (e.g. awards, recognition, new course and curriculum development), strong letters of reference reflecting on both excellent teaching and evidence of commitment to pedagogical enquiry, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, including a statement of teaching philosophy that is linked to evidence of excellent pedagogical practices,

sample syllabi, description of teaching strategies and innovations and links to video lectures.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Accounting is being reshaped rapidly and it is essential for applicants to have demonstrated the desire and capacity to contribute to the thought leadership and innovation mandate that IMI, its programs, and strategic initiatives stand for. IMI’s BIGDataAIHUB research cluster, for example, has been created to focus on innovation related to increasing digitization, data analytics, and artificial intelligence applications, and the Professional Accounting Centre (PAC) has been established to explore the challenges facing professional accounting. We are increasingly incorporating leading edge thinking into our accounting curricula and need additional faculty to lead in this area to differentiate our accounting programs, particularly our Master of Management & Professional Accounting (MMPA) Program and our Master of Forensic Accounting (MFAcc) Program.

The successful applicant will be part of a strong culture of graduate and undergraduate management education. IMI faculty members contribute to graduate programs including: Master of Forensic Accounting (MFAcc); Master of Management of Innovation (MMI); Master of Management & Professional Accounting (MMPA); Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MScSM); Master of Biotechnology (MBiotech BioPharma and MBiotech Digital Health Technologies); and Master of Urban Innovation; and undergraduate programs including: Minor in Business, Science, and Entrepreneurship, B.Com with specialization in Accounting, Finance, or Marketing, and BBA and HBA programs with specialization in Management, or Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations.

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest and most research-intensive university and the only Canadian university to be named in the top 20 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Located in and around Toronto, one of the most diverse regions, the University of Toronto's vibrant academic life is defined by the cultural diversity in its community. The University of Toronto Mississauga has a strong interdisciplinary commitment to teaching and research, a multicultural student body of more than 15,000 students, and a modern, spacious campus.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; and a complete teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, description of teaching strategies and innovations and links to video lectures.

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 (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. Only applications with all three reference letters will be considered.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word files. If you have any questions about this position, please contact, Chair, Search Committee at [email protected].

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by November 30, 2020.

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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