Assistant Professor – Feminist Studies in Culture and Media
Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: University of Toronto Mississauga
Department: UTM: Historical Studies
Job Posting: Sep 12, 2016
The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Feminist Studies in Culture and Media at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position is affiliated with the Department’s Women and Gender Studies program. The appointment begins July 1, 2017.
A PhD is required in the humanities or social sciences in the area of feminist studies on culture and media by the start date of the appointment, or shortly thereafter. We seek applicants whose scholarly record demonstrates expertise in the study of popular culture, media studies, political aesthetics, and feminist representations of women and gender grounded in transnational or Global South feminisms. Candidates for the position must display theoretical mastery of the subject area using intersectional feminist research methodologies, as well as engagement with current debates and initiatives in the field.
The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in and commitment to both research and teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by representative writing samples or publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. Demonstrated commitment to students and to university service and community engagement is also an important qualification.
We seek a candidate whose research complements and enhances existing strengths in the Department of Historical Studies and the Women and Gender Studies program. The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s largest university. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is one of the most fascinating, diverse and “livable” places in the world. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a range of thematically focused courses engaging with Women and Gender Studies, contributing to the undergraduate program on the Mississauga campus, and will hold a graduate appointment at the Women and Gender Studies Institute on the St. George campus of the University of Toronto. Information about these two departments is available at: http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/historical-studies, http://www.wgsi.utoronto.ca, and the WGS Program at: http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/women-studies/women-gender-studies.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants are invited to apply online via the link below. Applications must be submitted by November 30, 2016, and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of academic writing such as representative articles, statement of research interests, academic transcripts, and a teaching dossier (teaching evaluations; sample syllabi, assignments and tests; descriptions of teaching strategies and innovations, etc.). The U of T application system can accommodate up to fifteen attachments per candidate profile (8MB size limit per attachment); please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Arrangements should also be made for three letters of reference, at least one of which must comment on the applicant’s teaching abilities, to be submitted directly by the referee (on letterhead, signed and scanned) by November 30, 2016 via email to the Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Referees should include the candidate’s name and “Feminist Studies Search” in the subject line.
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.