Please circulate widely this announcement for a three-year contractually limited term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor at the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. The position is for a scholar in gender and sexuality studies with preferred foci in the areas of new media studies, performance studies, cultural production, or cultural studies whose scholarship complements the Instituteâ€™s strengths in transnational and postcolonial feminist studies.
The Women and Gender Studies Institute (WGSI) at the University of Toronto, St. George campus, invites applications for a three-year contractually limited term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. This appointment will begin on July 1, 2012 and end on June 30, 2015.
WGSI is seeking applicants with demonstrated scholarship in gender and sexuality studies with preferred foci in the areas of new media studies, performance studies, cultural production, or cultural studies whose scholarship compliments our Instituteâ€™s strengths in transnational and postcolonial feminist studies.
Candidates should have an excellent record of research and experience in teaching at the undergraduate level and have earned a PhD in a related discipline by the time of the appointment. The successful candidate will have a sufficient breadth of training and interests to provide a basis for teaching a variety of courses in WGSI. Specific teaching assignments will be determined by the Director. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful applicant will join a vibrant intellectual community dedicated to politically-engaged and community-engaged scholarship. WGSIâ€™s strength in transnational feminist studies is characterized by interdisciplinary research and collaborations with Aboriginal Studies, African Studies, Caribbean Studies, East Asian Studies, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Sexual Diversity Studies, South Asian Studies, and United States Studies. The University of Toronto, St. George campus, is located downtown, offering the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.
Applications should include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a sample of academic writing, a statement of research interests, and a teaching portfolio. The teaching portfolio should demonstrate outstanding teaching ability and the capacity to teach a wide range of courses. It may include, for example, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, assignments and exams, and/or descriptions of teaching strategies. Names and e-mail addresses of three referees should be sent directly to Professor Michelle Murphy c/o Meghan Sbrocchi at meghan.sbrocchi AT utoronto.ca.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all materials online by clicking on the link below. For submission guidelines, please visit http://uoft.me/how-to-applyÂ Please combine your application into one or two files. The online system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per profile. All applications must be received by April 20, 2012.
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