Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor – Black Feminisms in Canada

The Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in the area of Black Feminisms in Canada. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant, multi-disciplinary scholarly community at UTSC and in the tri-campus University of Toronto with related regional, temporal, and thematic foci.

Candidates must have earned a PhD degree in Women and Gender Studies or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching in the field of Black Feminisms in Canada both conceptually and methodologically. Candidates must be rooted in the tradition of Black feminist genealogies and have a demonstrated record of activist work and strong ties with Black communities. Candidates must demonstrate an active, interdisciplinary research agenda focusing on one or more of the following thematic areas: the transnational politics of policing; detention and deportation; carcerality and abolition; Black-Indigenous collaboration; and Black feminist political thought. A significant element of the candidate’s current and future research interests must locate Canada/Turtle Island within the global contexts of Black life. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths in the study of mobilities of people, objects, ideas, and practices within and across imperial formations, and will share our commitment to non-Eurocentric, decolonial pedagogy. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in both Women’s and Gender Studies and at least one other Historical and Cultural Studies undergraduate program, based on their thematic and/or regional specialization. The successful candidate should be able to contribute meaningfully to the master’s and doctoral program at the University of Toronto’s Women and Gender Studies Institute, where the candidate will hold a graduate appointment.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in innovative and independent research of a recognized international caliber and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a research statement, a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, presentations at significant conferences, and awards and accolades and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier (with required materials outlined below) submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Candidates must also show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment, as demonstrated through the application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The multidisciplinary Department of Historical and Cultural Studies (HCS) is located at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), a comprehensive university and a fully integrated part of the tri-campus system of the University of Toronto, one of the world’s leading research universities. Building upon the expertise of our faculty and the extensive resources of the university, HCS is uniquely positioned to nurture interdisciplinary and critical scholarship and teaching, drawing students from across the world and situated in one of the most diverse metropolitan regions in North America. For more information about the Department, please visit The successful candidate will join a campus that fulfills the University’s priorities ( while centering Inclusive Excellence in its own strategic plan

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at (Req ID: 23091.) Applications must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a research statement that explicitly situates the candidate’s scholarship in relation to the study of Black Feminisms in Canada and their record of activist work and strong ties with Black communities, a writing sample (up to 25 pages, single spaced), and a teaching dossier (including a strong teaching statement, two sample syllabi of relevant courses, and teaching evaluations). 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‐ to 2-page statement 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.

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 after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at: Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Further inquiries about the position can be directed to Prof. Connie Guberman, Acting Chair at

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by March 29, 2022.

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

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.

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