Assistant Professor - African American Literature
- Location details
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Literature, African American
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Tenure or tenure track
The Department of English in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of African American Literature. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2024.
Applicants must have earned a PhD in English with a focus on African American Literature by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter. Scholarly expertise in poetry would be an asset. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated record of excellence in both teaching and research. 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. Teaching and research skills will also need to be demonstrated in the context of interviews and during an on-campus scholarly presentation.
The Department of English offers the opportunity to teach and to pursue research at the highest level. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing strengths in the Department of English. The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant scholarly community committed to anti-racist research and pedagogy. For more information about the Department of English, please visit www.english.utoronto.ca.
Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.
Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, excellent teaching evaluations, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. A teaching dossier which includes these materials must be submitted as part of the application.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
All qualified applicants are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials and teaching evaluations), statement outlining current and future publication interests, and a substantial writing sample (e.g., article or book chapter). 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 of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover such topics 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.
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. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. They should be addressed to Professor Naomi Morgenstern, the Chair of the Search Committee. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the candidate FAQ.
Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded in the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have questions about this position, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by the closing date of November 2, 2023.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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.
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.
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