Assistant Professor - Public Policy
Date Posted: 10/19/2022
Closing Date: 11/30/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 26542
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Scarborough
Department: UTSC: Department of Political Science
Campus:University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
The Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Public Policy. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.
Candidates must have earned a PhD degree in Political Science or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek scholars with expertise on Canada or Canada from a comparative perspective in the areas of policy analysis, public administration, program evaluation, and/or public budgeting, and whose teaching and research interests complement, enhance, or otherwise contribute to the strengths of the department. Candidates should submit a sample syllabus as part of the teaching dossier.
The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.
Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.
Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier (with required materials outlined below) submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference. Applicants must also show 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 position will include a graduate appointment in the Department of Political Science on the St. George campus of the University of Toronto. Candidates should also explain in their one-page research statement how they can contribute to the development of the tri-campus graduate program. For information about the graduate program please visit our website at https://politics.utoronto.ca.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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. Additional information on the Department can be found at https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/polisci/.
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; a recent writing sample; and a teaching dossier that includes a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations.
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 any questions about this position, please contact Sue-Ann Hicks at [email protected].
All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by November 30, 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].
Political Science, Public Policy, Equity, Social Sciences, Legal, Government, Research, Finance