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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - (CLTA) - Polish Language, Literature & Culture PO SLAVIC023

University of Toronto

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a two-year contractually limited term appointment (CLTA) at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in Polish Language, Literature and Culture beginning July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter, and ending on June 30, 2021.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Polish Culture or a related field by the time of appointment. The candidate must show prior experience, expertise and excellence in teaching Polish language, literature and culture at a North American university. Excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be found through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample syllabi, course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing. Excellent (native or near native) knowledge of Polish and of English is required, as are knowledge of current teaching methodologies, culture-based instruction, and use of technology and prior teaching experience in Polish as a second language at the University level in a North American program.

We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing program strengths. (See http://sites.utoronto.ca/slavic/polish/index.html.) The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in language, literature and culture (both in the original and in translation). In addition, the candidate will be expected to organize Polish extra-curricular events.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations and sample syllabi/course materials. Any inquiries about the application should be sent to the Department Chair, Professor Donna Orwin, at donna.orwin@utoronto.ca. All application materials must be submitted online.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Applicants must also ask three referees to send signed letters of reference (on letterhead), including at least one primarily addressing the candidate’s teaching, directly to the Department Chair via email to donna.orwin@utoronto.ca by the closing date.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received in the department by May 15, 2019.

For more information about the Department of Slavic Languages, please visit our home page at: http://sites.utoronto.ca/slavic/.

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.