Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Contractually Limited Term Appointment - Information Systems

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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Contractually Limited Term Appointment - Information Systems

Date Posted: 12/22/2020
Closing Date: 02/03/2021, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 2175
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream, Contractually Limited Term Appointment
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Information
Department: Faculty of Information
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto invites applications for up to two (2) positions, both for two-year Contractually Limited Term Appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the area of information systems. The appointments are expected to begin on July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter, and end on June 30, 2023.

We seek individuals who have expertise in requirements engineering, modelling, systems analysis and design, systems and architectures, information systems, and/or software engineering. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in computing science, information systems, or a related field at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, or an advanced masters in the field and an exceptional portfolio of professional work. Candidates must also have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. We seek enthusiastic individuals with the demonstrated ability and ambition to advance our Faculty’s rigorous, highly-ranked Master of Information program and whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing strengths. The successful candidate must have previous experience teaching in a degree granting program at the graduate or undergraduate level, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and the development of online materials/lectures. Candidates must also have excellent communication and expository skills, a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices, a demonstrated interest in scholarly aspects of teaching and the demonstrated ability to incorporate current research into our graduate courses. The successful candidate must also demonstrate the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues on our graduate courses and programs. Teaching duties are in the professional graduate program, and will include courses in the Master of Information program. The successful candidate will be expected to teach primarily in the information systems design (ISD) concentration.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated by strong endorsements from referees of high standing, teaching accomplishments, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, to include a teaching statement, teaching evaluations, and sample course syllabi and select course materials.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching, and service bear out our commitment to equity.

As part of the University of Toronto, the Faculty of Information offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. Because of our campus’ incredibly diverse student body, and our Faculty’s commitment to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion, we seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment through their application materials. Candidates therefore must submit a statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Faculty of Information (iSchool) at the University of Toronto is a research-led Faculty, committed to educating the next generation of professional and academic leaders in Information, who join us in transforming society through collaboration, innovation, and knowledge creation. We are guided by core values that include engagement with cultural, social, political, and ethical issues in information to benefit society and transparency, accountability, and public responsibility. With an outstanding complement of 30 award winning faculty members, our key strengths are the quality of our research, the abilities of our graduate students, close ties across the University, and committed alumni. The Faculty of Information is especially proud of the calibre, excellence, academic engagement, and diversity of the students it recruits, admits, and graduates.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must include:

  • a cover letter;
  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • a creative and coherent teaching dossier that includes a teaching statement, teaching evaluations, and sample course syllabi and materials;
  • statement of contributions to equity and diversity.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead, dated, and signed) to [email protected] by the closing date. At least one reference must primarily address the candidate’s teaching. PLEASE NOTE: this search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.

All application materials must be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at: If you have questions about this position, please contact [email protected].

The closing date for applications is February 3, 2021 and all application materials, including reference letters, must be received by then.

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: 12/23/2020
Application Due: 2/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time