JOB: Assistant Professor, Critical Development Studies, U of Toronto

University of Toronto – Scarborough, Center for Critical Development Studies

Critical Development Studies/ Assistant Professor

The Centre for Critical Development Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a tenure-stream position in the area of Critical Development Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2013. 51% of the appointment will be in the department of your disciplinary specialty (e.g. Anthropology, Human Geography, Political Science, Sociology, etc.) and 49% will be in the Centre for Critical Development Studies.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) at the time of appointment or be very close to completion and be able to demonstrate excellence in research and teaching. Disciplinary specialization is open. The candidate will be expected to combine expertise in development theory with extensive fieldwork experience with respect to the study of development processes, policies, and/or practices in the Global South.

We also seek someone who is able to communicate effectively as an undergraduate and graduate teacher. Teaching obligations will include a core semester course in the ethics, philosophy, and epistemology of development and contributions to an introductory course in development theory. The candidate will also be a member of the tri-campus School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto and will be expected to teach in graduate programs and supervise graduate students in the disciplinary department of her/his specialization. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independently funded program of research that furthers the academic mission of the Centre for Critical Development Studies. S/he may also have the opportunity to participate in developing new graduate programs at UTSC.

The University of Toronto, including the University of Toronto Scarborough, is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The University also offers opportunities to work in a range of collaborative programs and centers of research.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and concise descriptions of current research activity and graduate student supervision experience and future research plans. If you have questions about this position, please contact Paul Kingston, Director, at All application materials should be submitted online.

The U of T application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at:

Three letters of reference should be sent directly to the attention of Professor Paul Kingston, Director, at, by the closing date: December 20, 2012.

For more information about the Center for Critical Development Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough, please visit:

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.