Professor - Gender, Violence, Ethics, and Religion in Antiquity
Date Posted: 11/23/2023
Closing Date: 01/11/2024, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 33524
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Women and Gender Studies Institute & Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
The Women and Gender Studies Institute (WGSI) and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies (CDST) in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invite applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in the area of gender, violence, ethics, and religion in antiquity. This will be a joint appointment between the Women and Gender Studies Institute (51%) and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies (49%). The appointment will be at the rank of Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024.
Applicants must have earned a PhD in Women and Gender Studies, Religious Studies, or a related area in the humanities or interpretive social sciences, and have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen both our existing departmental strengths: https://wgsi.utoronto.ca/ and https://cdts.utoronto.ca/. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. We seek candidates who are clearly versed in the comparative history of gender, violence, ethics, and religion in antiquity, especially those with a research focus on diaspora and disability studies. We also welcome applicants whose scholarship in this area considers the construction of the boundaries between humans and animals. Command of relevant ancient and contemporary scholarly languages expected.
Experience teaching across interdisciplinary boundaries is strongly preferred. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked, field-relevant, and peer-reviewed journals, the submitted research statement outlining current and future research interests, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. Candidates must also provide evidence of an active research program as well as an established reputation in research and publication.
Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments; the teaching dossier that outlines past experience and includes a teaching statement outlining teaching philosophy and plans for future teaching, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations; and 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.
The University of Toronto is a large, tri-campus institution in a vibrant, multi-ethnic region with a very diverse student population. For the past 40 years, WGSI has trained students to think about the entanglements of gender, race and sexuality. Teaching and scholarship at the WGSI address how colonialisms, national borders, labour, and migration shape life, knowledge, and politics. The Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies is an incubator for research across the humanities and social sciences with a vibrant undergraduate program and a growing collaborative graduate program. For more information about the Women and Gender Studies Institute, please visit https://wgsi.utoronto.ca/. For more information about the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, please visit https://cdts.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, a research statement, a sample of academic writing, and a complete teaching dossier that includes a teaching statement, sample syllabi, course materials, and teaching evaluations. It may also include sample assignments and exams, and/or descriptions of teaching strategies. 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 referee the day after an application is submitted. Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that referees submit recent letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the candidate FAQ.
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 email@example.com.
All application materials, including recent reference letters, must be received by January 11, 2024.
The University of Toronto has adopted the AAU Principles on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Academia, including the requirement that applicants release personnel information from prior employers regarding sexual misconduct. Full details and requirements can be found here.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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.
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