Assistant Professor - Gender and Indigeneity

Location
Canada, North America
Posted
Apr 05, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Job Description

Requisition Title:Assistant Professor - Gender and Indigeneity - 1301805

Job Field:Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division:Faculty of Arts and Science
Department:Women and Gender Studies Institute
Campus:St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting:Feb 3, 2014
Job Closing:Jan 31, 2014 Open Until Filled

Description:
The Women and Gender Studies Institute (WGSI) at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a focus on Gender and Indigeneity. The start date for the position will be July 1, 2014.

The successful candidate may work on Indigenous issues in a range of settings and geographical locations and will have an ability to set this work within a comparative and relational framework, with an understanding of Aboriginal/Indigenous issues in Canada strongly preferred. We are especially interested in intersectional research that grapples with gender, race, class, sexuality, religion and other important differences, research which draws on or is in conversation with critical transnational, diasporic, and post- and anti-colonial feminist scholarship. Candidates may apply from any disciplinary or interdisciplinary background. We particularly welcome applications from scholars with a commitment to community-based research and to working directly with Aboriginal/Indigenous communities, and an engagement with Indigenous methodologies, including storytelling and arts-based methodologies.

Applicants will have the opportunity to work closely with, and cross-list courses in, relevant affiliated departments, including Aboriginal Studies, but also African Studies, Canadian Studies, Caribbean Studies, Centre for the Study of the U.S., East Asian Studies, and/or Latin American Studies, as well as other departments.

Situated on or near the traditional territories of various First Nations, including the Anishinabe, the Haudenosaunee, and the Huron-Wendat, faculty at WGSI recognize the transcolonial and transnational links that extend throughout the Americas, and elsewhere, and the Indigenous political, social and cultural issues that have given rise to international Indigenous rights and decolonization movements. WGSI at the University of Toronto includes undergraduate and graduate programs, including a new Ph.D. program (www.wgsi.utoronto.ca). WGSI adopts a transnational approach to women and gender studies, an approach which speaks both to the distinctively global character of the city of Toronto, but also to anti- and post-colonial and transnational contexts throughout the world. The transnational perspective explores the global processes in which women's and men's lives, gender relations, gendered subjectivities and sexualities are situated. In particular, WGSI has distinctive strengths in the following five fields: (1) feminist anti- and post-colonial, diasporic and transnational studies; (2) gender, sexuality and queer studies; (3) cultural studies; (4) feminist studies of technology, science, environment and biomedicine; and (5) transnational political economy and development studies. WGSI is devoted to creative, conceptual and empirical research; critical pedagogy; collaborations with a broad group of affiliated faculty; and projects developed with a wide ranging collection of communities and other social justice actors.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. by date of appointment or shortly thereafter, with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research, and Indigenous community engagement. Duties consist of research and teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply. Applications should include: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement outlining current and future research interests; one writing sample of no more than 50 pages; teaching dossier (including course outlines, and student evaluations, as well as a statement on teaching philosophy).

The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

Applicants should also ask three referees to e-mail letters directly to the Director of WGSI at bonnie.mcelhinny@utoronto.ca by January 31, 2014.

We will begin reviewing applications on January 31, 2014, but will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

If you have questions about this position, please contact the Director of WGSI at  bonnie.mcelhinny@utoronto.ca.

For more information about WGSI please visit our website at www.wgsi.utoronto.ca.


The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priorityPI75293925