Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Computational Linguistics
Date Posted: 09/13/2022
Closing Date: 11/14/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 26134
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Mississauga
Department: Department of Language Studies
Campus:University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)
The Department of Language Studies and the Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a full-time teaching stream appointment in the area of Computational Linguistics. The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment in the Department of Language Studies (55%) and in the Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences (45%). The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an expected start date of July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.
The successful candidate must have earned a PhD in Linguistics, Computer Science, or Computer Science Education by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. The ideal candidate will have formal training in both linguistics and computer science.
Candidates must have evidence of excellence in teaching in a degree granting program at the undergraduate program level, including (but not limited to) preparation and delivery of lessons, curriculum development, development of online material/lectures, and development of equity, diversity inclusion, and decolonization (EDID) initiatives. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities.
Evidence of excellence in teaching and a commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, publications and/or presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, pedagogically informed syllabi and course materials, outstanding teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.
Responsibilities include teaching introductory computer science and computational linguistics to students with diverse disciplinary backgrounds (esp. humanities and social sciences) in addition to linguistics and computational linguistics courses at intermediate and advanced undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will also be expected to create experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students and to participate in the development of interdisciplinary programs that would involve linguistics and computer science. Scholarly activities for this position include active engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning and/or disciplinary research as it relates to the faculty member’s teaching. In addition to teaching and scholarly activity, the successful candidate will be expected to perform standard professional and administrative activities typical of an academic department.
The University of Toronto is an international leader in both Linguistic and Computer Science research and education. We seek candidates who demonstrate the intellectual curiosity and drive to pursue innovative pedagogical methods and pioneer new programs and curricula in Computational Linguistics. The successful candidate will join a vibrant group of teaching stream faculty members in both departments who are engaged in pedagogical and curricular innovations and research. Faculty are expected to combine their expertise in the discipline with best practices in teaching to create rich learning environments that embrace diversity, promote equity, and integrate research in a manner that challenges students to develop skills and ethics to be leading citizens.
For more information about University of Toronto Mississauga and the Department of Language Studies, please visit: https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/ and https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/language-studies/. For more information about the Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, please visit https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/math-cs-stats/home.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must include:
- a cover letter
- a curriculum vitae
- a teaching dossier (including a teaching statement, sample syllabi of previously taught courses & course materials, and teaching evaluations)
- two innovative syllabi: a second-year introduction to programing for linguistics students (est. enrollment of 45 students) and one for an upper-year seminar in computer science appropriate for students enrolled in either linguistics or computer science (est. enrollment of 20)
- an outline of current and future teaching-related interests
- a diversity statement as it relates to teaching, research, and service (as outlined below)
- one or two representative samples of teaching-related scholarship (e.g., publication, working paper, or poster) in the area of Computational Linguistics and/or the scholarship of teaching and learning in (Computational) Linguistics.
At UTM we are committed to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion. With an enviable diverse student body, we especially welcome applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, Black, or racially visible (persons of colour), and who have experience working with teaching or mentoring diverse groups or students. Candidates must demonstrate, in their application materials, an ability to foster diversity on campus and within the curriculum or discipline, and must show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial environment. Candidates must submit a statement describing their contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities; efforts undertaken to develop inclusive pedagogies, collaboration, and engagement with underrepresented communities; and mentoring of students from underrepresented groups. If you have questions about this statement, please contact Professor Salvatore Bancheri, the Chair at [email protected].
Applicants must provide the names and contact information of three referees. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that referees submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) and that the letters are submitted by the referees 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. Questions about this position should be directed to Joanna Szewczyk, Assistant to the Chair at [email protected].
All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by 11:59pm EDT on November 14, 2022.
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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