Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Caribbean Studies and Community-Engaged Learning

Date Posted: 07/14/2022
Closing Date: 08/18/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 24520
Job Category: Faculty – Teaching Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Faculty of Arts & Science
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)

New College in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in the areas of Caribbean Studies and Community-Engaged Learning. This will be a joint appointment between New College (51%) and the Faculty of Arts &
Science (49%) at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream. The minority appointment will be made to the Dean’s Office (49%) in anticipation of the establishment of a proposed Centre for Caribbean Studies in the Faculty. The expected start date will be September 1, 2022.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in the social sciences by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter with a research focus on the Caribbean and/or its diaspora. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement our existing, interdisciplinary pedagogical strengths, and who have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence in one or more of the following areas: Caribbean political economy; Caribbean intellectual and political thought; and radical traditions and activist engagement in the Caribbean. Candidates must have substantial experience teaching courses on Caribbean topics in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate level, including lecture preparation and delivery, and curriculum development. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent and innovative pedagogical practices and demonstrated experience in teaching-related scholarly activities and mentoring.

The successful candidate must also have teaching expertise relevant to community-engaged learning in a degree-granting program, particularly at the undergraduate level, including lecture preparation and delivery, and curriculum development. Where relevant teaching experience is not
in courses directly about community-engaged learning, candidates must be able to demonstrate the relevance of their teaching experience to community-engaged learning.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and and a commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, course syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing reflecting on both excellent teaching and evidence of commitment to pedagogical innovation.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto has both a collegiate and departmental structure. New College has a long-standing commitment to social justice, and to supporting its diverse body of 5400 undergraduate students to excel intellectually and to engage in the wider
community. New College supports four interdisciplinary undergraduate programs—African Studies, Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health, Caribbean Studies, and Equity Studies—and houses two departments (Human Biology and Women and Gender Studies). For more information on New College, see

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants should submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; and a complete teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, a teaching statement, sample course syllabi and course materials,
and copies of teaching evaluations. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose 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 topics such as (but not limited to): 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. At least one reference must primarily address the candidate’s teaching. 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.

Submission guidelines can be found at: Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional applicational application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this
position, please contact

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by August 18, 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.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact