Assistant Professor - Science and Technology Studies, Environmental Sociology, and Social Theory
University of Toronto Mississauga
The Department of Sociology at University of Toronto Mississauga within the University of Toronto invites applications for one (1) full-time tenure stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of Science and Technology Studies, Environmental Sociology, and Social Theory. The appointment will begin July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Sociology by the date of the appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative, independent, impactful research and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program with a focus on Science and Technology Studies, Environmental Sociology, and Social Theory. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will also contribute to developing and implementing innovative teaching programs for our highly diverse student body.
Candidates must have a record of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, a demonstrated capacity to attract external research funding, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through strong letters of reference, teaching accomplishments, and the teaching dossier, including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and sample course materials, submitted as part of the application. The successful candidate must demonstrate that they have a proven record of activities that contribute to equity and diversity with respect to indigeneity, gender, sexuality, (dis)ability, race, and ethnicity among others, addressing this in their letter of application.
The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate programs in Sociology and Criminology, Law & Society, at the University of Toronto Mississauga. They will also be a member of the Graduate Department of Sociology, University of Toronto and will teach and supervise students in the tri-campus graduate program housed at the St. George (downtown) campus. Additional information on the Department can be obtained at www.utm.utoronto.ca/sociology (for undergraduate studies), and www.sociology.utoronto.ca (for graduate studies).
The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s leading university. The University of Toronto offers a wide range of opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, the excitement of working with a highly diverse student population and actively encourages innovative scholarship, including, for example, community-based research and activities that contribute to wider knowledge transfer. The Greater Toronto Area offers amazing cultural and demographic diversity and one of the highest standards of living in the world.
Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience.
To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted by clicking the link below. Applicants should include 1) a letter of application describing their research agenda and contributions to equity and diversity, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and sample course materials), and 4) up to three sample publications. They should also request three (3) confidential signed letters of reference on letterhead to be sent directly by the referee to Ms. Diana Becevello, email@example.com.
All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by March 11, 2019, 11:59PM EST.
Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Please submit attachments in PDF format only and label each file accordingly as cover letter, CV, sample publications, or teaching dossier. We recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.
If you have questions about this position, please contact Ms. Diana Becevello, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 http://uoft.me/UP.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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