Job Opportunities

Professor – Political Theory

Date Posted: 07/15/2020
Closing Date: 07/30/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 175
Job Category: Faculty – Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Scarborough
Department: UTSC: Dept of Political Science
Campus:University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)


The Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the field of Political Theory. The appointment will be at the rank of Professor and will commence on July 1, 2021 or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Political Science and must have a demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and deepen our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate must specialize in Black or Afro-Caribbean thought and critical race theory with publications centered on black political thought and/or the creolization of the canon. Candidates must have lived experience related to Africa and its diaspora. We welcome applicants who examine religious and cultural dimensions of political life as part of their research.

Candidates must have an established international reputation, and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. The successful candidate must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in leading, field-relevant, academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, leadership roles in professional organizations, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of the core curricula in the Department of Political Science (UTSC) and will also offer graduate seminars and supervise doctoral students in the Graduate Department of Political Science.

Evidence of excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong endorsements from referees, and the teaching portfolio submitted as part of the application. This should include a strong teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and excellent course evaluations. Experience teaching Africana Studies at the undergraduate level is an asset. Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community of scholars at Canada’s leading university. The University of Toronto Scarborough is a research-intensive campus of the University of Toronto, with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and Inclusive Excellence in research and teaching as core values. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. Scarborough, as part of the Greater Toronto Area offers amazing cultural richness and demographic diversity. Additional information on the Department can be found at

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; one recent publication (of no more than 30 pages); and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations.

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 once an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Sue-Ann Hicks at

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by July 30, 2020

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, LGBTQ 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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