Assistant Professor - Organizational Studies and Human Resource Management

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Assistant Professor - Organizational Studies and Human Resource Management

Date Posted: 10/20/2020
Closing Date: 12/01/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 961
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources (CIRHR) in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in Organizational Studies and Human Resource Management. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in a relevant social science discipline (such as Industrial Relations, Organizational Studies, Management, Human Resource Management, Economics, Sociology, Psychology or Political Science) 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 diversify our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding and externally funded research program.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs in industrial relations, human resources, and/or management of organizations. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong communication skills, evidence of success in developing students’ mastery of a subject, and knowledge of the latest developments in the field. Our PhD program is quantitatively and analytically oriented; as such these skills will be expected for involvement in the program, including supervision of students. In addition, knowledge of qualitative research methodologies is an asset.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence at an internationally competitive caliber which can be demonstrated by a submitted research statement, a record of publications meeting high international standards in top-ranked, field-relevant scholarly journals (and/or high-quality working papers that would meet this standard), presentations at internationally recognized conferences, awards, and accolades and strong endorsement from referees of high academic standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier including a teaching statement, course syllabi, and teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity in all its forms, and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources (CIRHR) is internationally renowned for the study of work and employment relations from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and empirical approaches. The CIRHR is located in Toronto, Canada, one of North America’s largest cities and among the world’s most livable cities. Fifty-one percent of Toronto’s population is foreign-born, making it among the most diverse cities in the world.

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All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications must include:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae including a list of publications and working papers
• Recent writing samples: up to three publications or working papers
• Research statement outlining current and future research interests
• Teaching dossier containing a teaching statement, teaching evaluations and sample course syllabi.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. 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.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining documents into one PDF/MS word format. If you have any further questions about this position, please email Prof. Dionne Pohler at: [email protected].

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 1, 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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