Assistant Professor - Agroecosystems and Development

Canada, North America
Apr 25, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Job Description

Requisition Title:Assistant Professor - Agroecosystems and Development - 1400856

Job Field:Contractually Limited Term (Professoriate)
Faculty / Division:University of Toronto Scarborough
Department:UTSC: Physical & Environmental Sciences
Job Posting:Apr 24, 2014
Job Closing:May 30, 2014


The Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences (DPES) and the Centre for Critical Development Studies (CCDS) at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a three-year contractually limited term appointment in the area of Agroecosystems and Development, with a geographic focus in the Global South. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, cross-appointed with 51% in DPES and 49% in CCDS, and will begin on July 1, 2014 and end June 30, 2017. There is a possibility of renewal for a further two years.


We seek candidates who can communicate effectively as an undergraduate and graduate teacher and who will contribute to the intellectual life of the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences and the Center for Critical Development Studies. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in a related field by July 1, 2014 or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research. Interdisciplinary research that crosses both physical and social disciplines is an asset. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the environmental science and international development studies programs at UTSC and will have opportunities to build new graduate courses in the Graduate Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, or undergraduate courses in CCDS. The Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences and the Centre for Critical Development Studies are both committed to collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and research. Specific disciplines may range from environmental science, plant ecology, and physical geography but the specific field of specialization should include agriculture as a land use system.

The University of Toronto, including the University of Toronto Scarborough, is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, teaching dossier, a research statement. If you have any questions about this position, please email All application materials should be submitted online.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letter direclty to the department via e-mail to by the closing date, May 30, 2014.

For further information on the Department can be found at and on the Centre at


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 priorityPI76341682