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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Public Policy, International Development in the Global South

University of Toronto Scarborough

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Public Policy, International Development in the Global South

The Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in the field of public policy of international development with focus on the Global South. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor,Teaching-Stream with an expected start date of July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.

This search aligns with the University’s commitment to strategically and proactively promote diversity among our community members (Statement on Equity, Diversity & Excellence). Recognizing that Black, Indigenous, and other Racialized communities have experienced inequities that have developed historically and are ongoing, we strongly welcome and encourage candidates from those communities to apply.

In addition, the University of Toronto Scarborough is implementing a new Strategic Plan: Inspiring Inclusive Excellence. Consistent with the values and objectives in that plan, we especially welcome candidates who self-identify as Indigenous or those who have lived experience in Black or other racialized (persons of colour) communities. This position is part of a cohort of similar faculty searches in Anthropology, Arts, Culture & Media, Biological Sciences, Health & Society, Historical and Cultural Studies, Language Studies, Political Science, Management, and Sociology. New colleagues will have the opportunity to be connected with previous cohorts of faculty from under-represented groups, including those hired in the last three years in departments spanning the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. For this important cohort hire, the University is partnering with BIPOC Executive Search. Individuals seeking more information and guidance during the application process can email Candice Frederick or Jason Murray at cfrederick@bipocsearch.com.


Candidates must have earned a PhD in Political Science or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths. We especially encourage applications from experts on Sub-Saharan Africa and/or with experience using experiential learning to teach program evaluation, budgeting, policy briefing, and/or data management and visualization. Candidates must have teaching experience in a degree granting program, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and a commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments preparing students with knowledge and skills required for effective citizenship and careers in public policy or related professions, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, an inclusive and effective teaching practice, continued professional development, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below), as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.The successful candidate also will be expected to work with colleagues to contribute to the professional and administrative needs of the Department and University.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Applicants must also show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and to the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment, as demonstrated through the application materials. Candidates are also asked to submit a 1- to 2-page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups. The statement should describe how the candidate’s lived experience has influenced their understanding of and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI), the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment, as well as examples of how it is reflected in their research or teaching.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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. Additional information on the Department can be found at https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/polisci/.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Assistant-Professor%2C-Teaching-Stream-Public-Policy%2C-International-Development-in-the-Global-South-ON/565337217/ . Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; and a complete teaching dossier that includes a strong teaching statement, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. At least one reference letter must primarily address the candidate’s teaching.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Sue-Ann Hicks at sueann.hicks@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by January 31, 2023.

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

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

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.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca