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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Canadian Art and Architecture

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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Canadian Art and Architecture

Date Posted: 11/03/2023
Closing Date: 01/04/2024, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 32651
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Department of Art History
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Description:

The Department of Art History in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in the field of Canadian Art and Architecture. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024 or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Canadian Art or Architectural History or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. We seek candidates who will augment the coverage of Canadian art and architecture in the Department of Art History, complementing and enhancing our existing strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to fortify the Department's connections with local Toronto/Canada art, architecture, and heritage organizations, therefore experience building this kind of partnership is an asset.

Applicants must have teaching experience in a degree granting program at the undergraduate level, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellent pedagogical practices, including the development of inclusive teaching methods to maximize student access and participation, the creation of effective writing assignments, and the integration of experiential learning. Candidates experienced in coordinating or supervising internships and independent study projects on Canadian topics are preferred. We anticipate that the successful candidate will work closely with University of Toronto instructional support offices, elevating the level of teaching excellence and improving student experience within the Department.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and a committment to excellent pedagogical inquiry in the field of Canadian Art and Architecture can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below), as well as strong letters of reference. Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI), 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.

This position will be held at the University of Toronto, St. George campus in downtown Toronto. The Department of Art History is an internationally renowned department dedicated to the study of history, theory, and methodology or art in a global context. For more information about the University of Toronto, and the Department of Art History, please visit www.utoronto.ca and https://arthistory.utoronto.ca.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; and a teaching dossier including a teaching statement, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity and inclusion. 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 the day after an application is submitted. Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit recent letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. At least one reference must primarily address the candidate's teaching. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the candidate FAQ.

Submission guidelines can be found at https://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. Giancarla Periti, Interim Chair at art.chair@utoronto.ca

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by January 4, 2024.

This search aligns with the University's commitment to strategically and proactively promote diversity among our community members (Statement on Equity, Diversity & Excellence). Recognizing that Black, Indigenous, and other Racialized communities have experienced inequities that have developed historically and are ongoing, we strongly welcome and encourage candidates from those communities to apply.

Preference will be given to candidates who self-identify as Indigenous. Recognizing that there are a variety of terms that potential candidates may use to self-identify, the University uses the term "Indigenous" in this search, which forms part of the U of T Response to Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, to encompass the people of Turtle Island, including those who identify as First Nations, Métis, Inuk (Inuit), Alaska Native, Native American, and Native Hawaiian people.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

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 uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.


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