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Assistant Professor - Urban Planning

Date Posted: 11/04/2021
Closing Date: 12/15/2021, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 12017
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Scarborough
Department: UTSC: Dept of Human Geography
Campus:University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)

Description:

The Department of Human Geography at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in Urban Planning in the City Studies Program. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have a PhD in Planning or a cognate discipline at the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter. Applicants will have a research focus in planning studies and one or more of the following areas: planning for healthy and sustainable cities and suburbs; planning for equity and inclusion; participation and collaboration in planning processes; planning for racial and climate justice and resilience; and building and maintaining planning partnerships. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching, and be able to communicate effectively as an undergraduate and graduate teacher.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program to complement and augment the existing scholarly profile of City Studies at University of Toronto Scarborough. This hire in Urban Planning will contribute to the existing and emerging areas of scholarly excellence identified in the University of Toronto Scarborough Strategic Plan, such as the advancement of research in resilient and inclusive suburbs and ecosystems; equity, diversity and inclusion; sustainability; and healthy communities. The successful candidate must have an emerging record of scholarly accomplishment and provide evidence of excellence in research, as demonstrated by publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals and/or with leading academic presses, or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.

Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching and emerging excellence as a graduate supervisor through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier (with required materials outlined below) submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching in the Canadian context. Demonstrated commitment to experiential learning is an asset. Candidates are also expected to provide evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and to the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment, as demonstrated through the application materials.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach large introductory and senior undergraduate courses in the City Building Concentration of the interdisciplinary City Studies programs in the Department of Human Geography. City Studies is engaged with understanding pressing urban social and policy issues facing us in the 21st Century.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information about the Department of Human Geography, please visit http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/geography/.

The appointment is in the Department of Human Geography at University of Toronto Scarborough. The successful candidate also will become a member of the tri-campus graduate department of Geography and Planning, and will teach and supervise graduate students in that department.

The University of Toronto Scarborough is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The University also offers opportunities to work in a range of collaborative programs and centers of research.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, up to three representative publications, and a teaching dossier to include a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations. 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 after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). 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 Sue-Ann Hicks at [email protected].

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by the closing date of December 15, 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, 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.

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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Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world.

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  • On-site support for training and career development;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Childcare subsidy;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • Scholarships and/or tuition waivers for dependants;
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