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Assistant Professor Tenure-Stream - History of Mathematics

University of Toronto

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in history of mathematics or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing and emerging departmental strengths. Areas of special interest to the Institute are (i) histories of race, gender, and identity; ii) non-Western histories of science and technology; and iii) histories of computing, information, artificial intelligence, and/or data science. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence, which can be 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 international standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier, including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, well as strong letters of reference. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the IHPST’s research-intensive graduate programs and its undergraduate major and minor programs. They will also be expected to teach the Institute’s core history of mathematics courses in addition to developing new courses related to their own research expertise.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates are also expected to show evidence in the application materials of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment through the application materials.

The IHPST is dedicated to the humanistic understanding of science, technology, and medicine in their local and global contexts. It adds to that interdisciplinary mission an ongoing commitment to engage deeply with contemporary political and social issues, including in the areas of technology and ethics, science and race, and medicine and social justice.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a recent writing sample; and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations. Sample course material should include: a) syllabi of any relevant courses previously taught (as instructor or teaching assistant); and b) 2-3 brief descriptions (maximum 150 words) of proposed new courses the candidate would like to design.

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. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐2 page statement on equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): familiarity with research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

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 once 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.

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 Professor Edward Jones-Imhotep, Chair, History of Mathematics Search Committee at search.ihpst@utoronto.ca.