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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Anishinaabemowin Language

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University of Toronto
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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Anishinaabemowin Language

Date Posted: 03/18/2024
Closing Date: 04/23/2024, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 33853
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Centre for Indigenous Studies
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Description:

The Centre for Indigenous Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in the area of Anishinaabemowin Language and Culture. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024.

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.

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.

Candidates must have at least a Master’s degree or equivalent (e.g. combination of educational and professional experience) in Indigenous Studies or a cognate discipline, by the time of appointment. A PhD in the same area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, is preferred. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and enhance our existing department strengths. Candidates must have expertise teaching Anishinaabemowin in a degree granting program, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities. Candidates must have fluency or near fluency in one or more Anishinaabemowin dialects and knowledge of Anishinaabemowin grammar, along with knowledge of historical and contemporary Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Metis) issues, including beliefs, traditions, cultures, politics, histories, values, and languages. Community engagement and participation in language revitalization work are also required. Priority will be given to candidates who have an oral proficiency level of a minimum of "Advanced-Low" on the ACTFL proficiency scale (https://www.actfl.org/) or equivalent.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and a commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry 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.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Building upon the expertise of our faculty and the extensive resources of the University, the Centre for Indigenous Studies houses an interdisciplinary program within the Faculty of Arts & Science and is uniquely positioned to nurture critical scholarship and teaching. We draw faculty members and students from across the world and are situated in one of the most diverse metropolitan regions in North America, on the traditional land of many Indigenous nations, including the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca (Haudenosaunee), and the Mississaugas of the Credit.


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 complete teaching dossier which includes 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. 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): 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, including at least one who can address the candidate’s direct Indigenous community engagement. Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference (on letterhead, signed and dated) sent directly by the referee via email to indigenousstudies.admin@utoronto.ca by the closing date. Reference letters should be addressed to Professor Susan Hill, Director, Centre for Indigenous Studies. At least one reference letter must primarily address the candidate’s teaching.

PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the University's automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.

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 indigenousstudies.admin@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including recent reference letters, must be received by April 23rd, 2024.

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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