Assistant Professor - Contractually Limited Term Appointment - Near Eastern Archaeology
Date Posted: 06/21/2021
Closing Date: 07/28/2021, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 4317
Job Category: Faculty - Contractually Limited Term Appointment
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)
The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a three-year, contractually limited term appointment in Near Eastern Archaeology. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and the anticipated start date is September 1, 2021.
The Department is seeking a scholar who will contribute to its Ancient Near Eastern Studies Program, with the demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Archaeology of Bronze and Iron Age Syria-Palestine, a theoretical focus on Early Complex Societies, and a methodological specialization in Data Science applications in Archaeology. A commitment to collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, involving research opportunities for students, is strongly desired.
The successful candidate must have a PhD in Near Eastern Archaeology by the time of their appointment, and have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research commensurate with the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level.
Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field-relevant journals and/or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by strong letters of reference, teaching accomplishments and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application containing a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations and sample syllabi.
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, recent writing sample, a statement outlining current and future research interests, and the teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations and sample syllabi). 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. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐2 page 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.
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 remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date.
Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have questions about this position, please contact [email protected].
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All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by July 28, 2021.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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, LGBTQ2S+ 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 http://uoft.me/UP.
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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