Assistant Professor - Luso-Brazilian Literature and Cultures

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Job Field: Tenure Stream 

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science 

Department: Spanish & Portuguese 

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto) 

Job Posting: Sep 18, 2019 

Job Closing: Nov 18, 2019, 11:59pm EST 


The Department of Spanish and Portuguese in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Luso-Brazilian Literature and Culture. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have a PhD in Portuguese-Language Literatures and/or Cultures, or closely related disciplines by the date of the appointment, or shortly thereafter. We seek candidates with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research and whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will teach courses in Portuguese Language and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and/or Cultures and must demonstrate a commitment to help develop our undergraduate program. Research expertise in the field of Luso-Brazilian literature and culture and experience in teaching in those areas is required.  


The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding and competitive research program in support of the research and teaching missions of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as 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 conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier, a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations submitted as part of the applications, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below.

Applicants must submit a cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages, a current curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, one writing sample of no more than 25 pages, relevant to the position, and a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format as follows: (1) Cover letter, CV, one recent article-length writing sample, and research statement; (2) Teaching dossier. If you have questions about this position, please contact

All application materials, including reference letters, must be submitted online by Nov. 18, 2019. 

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

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

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