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Assistant Professor (CLTA) in Environmental Planning

University of Toronto

The Department of Geography & Planning in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) in the area of Environmental Planning. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor for a one-year term, with an expected start date of August 1, 2020 and ending on July 30, 2021.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in Environmental Planning or a related field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated through the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application to include: teaching accomplishments, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi related to the teaching of Environment Planning, a statement regarding career goals, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities, as well as strong letters of reference. Other teaching-related activities can refer to previous experience as a teaching assistant or course instructor, leading workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or awards for oral presentations and posters at conferences.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the Professional Master of Science in Planning (MScPl) program and undergraduate courses in the Department of Geography & Planning at the advanced level. In the MScPl program, the candidate will offer some courses for the program’s environmental planning concentration. Especially desirable are both the undergraduate and graduate program levels, in areas such as: sustainability and resilience planning, planning for climate change, and environmental impact assessment, although other specialized courses will be considered.

Membership in the Ontario Professional Planner’s Institute (OPPI) and/or the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) will be considered an asset but is not required.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is a tri-campus, research-intensive institution. This appointment is at the St. George campus, which is located in the heart of Toronto and offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The University also offers opportunities to work in a wide range of collaborative programs and centres of research. For more information about the Department of Geography & Planning, please visit our home page:

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a complete current curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, examples of publications, and a complete teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi related to the teaching of Environmental Planning, a statement regarding career goals, and teaching evaluations or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities, as listed above). All application materials must be submitted online.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference, including one primarily addressing the candidate’s teaching, sent directly by the referee via e-mail (on letterhead and signed) to by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at We encourage applicants to combine PDF or MS Word documents into one or two files. Inquiries should be directed to Professor Richard DiFrancesco, Chair of the Search Committee, at

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by May 29, 2020.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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

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