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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - CLTA - Gender, Globalization and Violence

University of Toronto
St. George (Downtown Toronto)

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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - CLTA - Gender, Globalization and Violence

Date Posted: 12/21/2020
Closing Date: 01/26/2021, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 2406
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream, Contractually Limited Term Appointment
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Women and Gender Studies Institute
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Women and Gender Studies Institute (WGSI) in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a one-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) in the area of Gender, Globalization and Violence. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, beginning August 1, 2021, or shorty thereafter, ending July 31, 2022.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Women and Gender or related field by the time of appointment. We seek candidates who can teach courses in the areas of gender, globalization and violence, and who compliment and strengthen our existing Institutional strengths in transnational, postcolonial and decolonial feminist studies ( Candidates must have experience in teaching in a degree granting program at the undergraduate level, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices, a demonstrated interest in teaching related scholarly activities, and have experience in the teaching of writing.

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, a strong teaching statement, sample syllabi, course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as three strong reference letters from referees of high standing. The successful candidate will have a sufficient breadth of training and interests to provide a basis for teaching courses in WGSI. Specific teaching assignments may include but are not limited to Introduction to Women and Gender Studies (WGS160Y), Gender and Neoliberalism (WGS 385), Gender and Globalization (WGS426), the WGSI Honours Seminar (WGS460Y). The successful applicant will join a vibrant intellectual community dedicated to politically-engaged and community-engaged scholarship.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

WGSI’s strength in transnational feminist studies is characterized by interdisciplinary research and collaborations with Aboriginal Studies, African Studies, Caribbean Studies, East Asian Studies, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Sexual Diversity Studies, South Asian Studies, and United States Studies. For more information about WGSI, please visit The University of Toronto, St. George campus, is located downtown, offering the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a complete teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample syllabi, course materials, and teaching evaluations. It may also include assignments and exams, and/or descriptions of teaching strategies. The teaching dossier should demonstrate outstanding teaching ability and the capacity to teach a wide range of courses.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference (on letterhead, dated, and signed), including at least one primarily addressing the candidate’s teaching, sent directly by the referee via email to Professor Alissa Trotz, c/o Paul Tsang to by the closing date. PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters. Submission guidelines can be found at

If you have any questions about this position, please contact All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by January 26, 2021.

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

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