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The Founding College of the University of Toronto

University College Invites Applications for UC Fellow in Early American History

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University College at the University of Toronto invites applications for the University College Fellow in Early American History, a one-year part-time (0.50) position (with the possibility of a one-year renewal) at the rank of Assistant Professor generously funded by a bequest from Madeleine Cummins Meyer. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2023, by which time the successful candidate must hold a Ph.D.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in and commitment to research and teaching in an interdisciplinary environment at the undergraduate level. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

The UC Fellow will be expected to teach one term-long course in early American history for the Department of History in the Faculty of Arts and Science, and one term-long course in Canadian-American relations for University College’s Canadian Studies program, and to conduct an independent research program. In addition, the UC Fellow will be expected to contribute to the University College community by being available to meet with Canadian Studies students and serving as a member of the Canadian Studies Advisory Committee.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto has both a collegiate and departmental structure. University College is the founding college of the University and has a long-standing commitment to challenging its diverse body of over 5200 undergraduate students to excel intellectually and to preparing them to engage in the wider world. Canadian Studies is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program, which includes a minor in Asian Canadian Studies as well as hosting a Certificate in Black Canadian Studies. In addition to Canadian Studies, University College sponsors two other innovative undergraduate programs – Cognitive Science and Health Studies – and is affiliated with the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, and the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies. 

In their curriculum vitae and their research statement, candidates must provide evidence of research excellence, which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or peer-reviewed books or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, research creation through various media, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and grants, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing. 

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference. 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, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a statement (1-2 pages) of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such 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.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by sending the following to uc.searches@utoronto.ca: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a sample of academic writing, statement of contributions to equity and diversity, and a statement outlining current and future research interests. Applicants should ask at least three referees to send letters directly to the College via e-mail to uc.searches@utoronto.ca.  

To ensure full consideration, all application materials should be received by January 13, 2023.

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan areas in the world.  For more information about University College, please visit uc.utoronto.ca; for the Canadian Studies Program, please visit uc.utoronto.ca/canadianstudies. 

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

Diversity Statement

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, LGBTQ2S+ 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.

Accessibility Statement

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.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.