Assistant Professor - Contractually Limited Term Appointment - Dante and Italian Medieval Studies
Date Posted: 05/01/2023
Closing Date: 06/05/2023, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 30630
Job Category: Faculty - Contractually Limited Term Appointment
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Dept of Italian Studies
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
The Department of Italian Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a three-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) position in the areas of Dante and Italian Medieval Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and is expected to begin on July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter, and end on June 30, 2026.
Candidates must have earned a PhD degree in Italian Studies or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths (https://www.italianstudies.utoronto.ca).
The successful candidate will be expected to independently carry out research in the field of Dante Studies and, more broadly, Medieval Italian Literature, and to contribute to the development of long-lasting research activities promoted by the Department of Italian Studies in these fields. The successful candidate will also foster new research initiatives in collaboration with St. Michael’s College Book and Media Studies.
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.
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.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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 to include a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations. 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. More details on the automatic reference letter collection are available in the FAQ’s .
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 Prof. Luca Somigli at email@example.com.
All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by June 5, 2023.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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