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Associate Professor/Professor - Sustainability Transitions

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University of Toronto
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University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
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Associate Professor/Professor - Sustainability Transitions

Date Posted: 04/08/2022
Closing Date: 05/24/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 23560
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Scarborough
Department: UTSC: Office of the Vice-Principal (Academic) & Dean
Campus:University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)

Description:

The University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in the area of Sustainability Transitions. The successful candidate’s primary department at UTSC will depend upon their field of expertise. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.

Successful candidates may also be nominated for a Canada Excellence Research Chair in Sustainability Transitions, valued at $1 million per year for eight years. The Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) Program is intended to support world‑renowned researchers and their teams in establishing ambitious research programs at Canadian universities. Nominees to the CERC opportunity will be internationally- leading researchers whose proposed research program aligns with one or more of the Government of Canada’s Science, Technology and Innovation priority areas.

The successful candidate will be an internationally-recognized research leader in transition scholarship related to innovative and sustainable food, energy, water and/or health systems, which is able to drive public policy in support of inclusive, flourishing communities and thriving ecosystems. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree from any relevant discipline, with a clearly demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research, service, training, and teaching related to the interdisciplinary field of sustainability transitions. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing campus strengths [https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/strategicplan/inspiring-inclusive-excellence], and whose accomplishments have made a major impact on the field and/or had a significant societal impact. Candidates will be expected to sustain and lead innovative research that will advance the global frontiers of knowledge in the field, and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence, which can be demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field-relevant scholarly venues, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, evidence of impact on the field and/or societal impact, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Candidates must also possess a strong demonstrated record of service to the research community (e.g., service on peer review committees, faculty recruitment committees, advisory committees) and a demonstrated record of attracting and mentoring a diverse group of students, trainees, and research personnel, and establishing an equitable and inclusive research environment. Nominees to the Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program will be expected to develop and implement a plan for establishing and maintaining a diverse team and an inclusive research and training environment.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below), as well as strong letters of reference. Candidates must also provide evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment, as demonstrated through the application materials.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto Scarborough recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., parental leaves, slowdowns due to illness or disability, impacts of COVID-19) can have on a nominee’s record of research achievement. These leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the review and assessment of application materials.

As Canada’s leading university and a global Top 20 institution, the University of Toronto is uniquely positioned to lead life-changing research and innovation that addresses the most pressing global challenges of our time. The University of Toronto’s exceptional complement of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and postdoctoral fellows partner with leading researchers and institutions worldwide. Together, with their hospital partners, they annually attract $1.4 billion in research funding from a rich array of national and international sources, including federal and provincial governments, the not-for-profit sector and private-sector partnerships.

As one of the University of Toronto’s three campuses, the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) is the embodiment of inclusive excellence, a bold community of conscientious and adaptable global leaders in scholarship, innovation, teaching, and learning, who constructively disrupt the status quo, connect the world, and advance transformative change for the good of all. Set in the beautiful Highland Creek Valley of one of the most vibrant and multicultural cities in the world, the UTSC is home to over 1,000 faculty and staff and more than 14,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs across 16 academic departments, representing the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and management. Our commitment to inclusive excellence has made us a destination of choice for leading researchers, innovative teachers, talented learners and excellent staff from around the globe. Together, they engage in and support cutting-edge scholarship in diverse fields, thereby sustaining a vibrant intellectual community where we strive every day to inspire boundless ingenuity, address the pressing issues of our day, and generate solutions that are boundless in their impact. For more information about UTSC, please visit https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/home/.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; one recent publication; and a teaching dossier to include a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations.

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.

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 any questions about this position, please contact the Vice-Principal Research & Innovation, Professor Irena Creed at [email protected].

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by May 24, 2022.

In order to meet the Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program timelines, the University of Toronto must select and confirm the nominee in advance of the registration deadline of September 15, 2022, with a full nomination package submitted to the Program by October 13, 2022.

The Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program does not impose any restrictions regarding the nationality or country of residence of the nominee. However, given the Program’s focus on the attraction of outstanding researchers to Canadian institutions, the University of Toronto Scarborough will prioritize the nomination of those candidates who currently hold an academic appointment outside of Canada.

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].


For further information on the Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program, including eligibility criteria, please consult the Program website.


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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.

U of T is committed to providing a learning experience that benefits from both a scale almost unparalleled in North America and from the close-knit learning communities made possible through its college system and academic divisions. Located in and around Toronto, one of the world's most diverse regions, U of T's vibrant academic life is defined by a unique degree of cultural diversity in its learning community.The University is sustained environmentally by three green campuses, where renowned heritage buildings stand beside award-winning innovations in architectural design.

 

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