Oct 162019

1904108 – Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – English Language Linguistics and Online Teaching

Department of Language Studies
University of Toronto Mississauga

The Department of Language Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a teaching stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the area of English Language Linguistics and Online Teaching. The position start date is July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

The successful candidate must have earned a PhD in Linguistics or a related area by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. A record of excellence in teaching, including extensive knowledge of pedagogical content development and curriculum design, and a demonstrated commitment to continued pedagogical/professional development are required. Candidates must have teaching expertise in a degree granting program at the undergraduate level, including lecture preparation and course responsibilities, curriculum development, teaching of large classes and development of online material/lectures. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and build on our existing departmental strengths. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellent pedagogical practices in Linguistics, as well as interest in teaching-related scholarly activities. Native or near-native proficiency in English is required.

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

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake teaching at the undergraduate level at the University of Toronto Mississauga, to participate in the periodic reviewing and development of undergraduate curriculum, and to collaborate on teaching projects with colleagues in the Department and beyond the Department. In addition to core teaching responsibilities in face-to- face and online formats, the position includes coordinating and developing pedagogy-oriented scholarship, developing curricular materials and teaching tools, as well as recruiting, training and supervising Teaching Assistants. Further, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in and contribute to the co-curricular and experiential learning activities offered in the Department and to engage in community and international outreach.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information about the University of Toronto Mississauga and the Department of Language Studies, please visit https://www.utm.utoronto.ca and https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/language-studies/

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1904108. Applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (including a teaching statement, sample syllabi, course materials, and teaching evaluations), an outline of current and future teaching-related interests, a diversity statement as it relates to research, teaching, and service (as outlined below), and one representative sample of scholarship.

Equity and diversity are among UTM’s core values and 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 1-2 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.

The application deadline is December 12, 2019. All application materials must be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Please consolidate all application attachments into one or two files in PDF/Microsoft Word format. Please direct questions to joanna.szewczyk@utoronto.ca.

Arrangements must be made for three recent letters of reference, which must comment on the applicant’s teaching abilities, to be addressed to Professor Pascal Michelucci, Chair of the Search Committee, and sent directly by referees to langstudies.chair@utoronto.ca by the closing date. Please ensure that the candidate’s name and “English Language Linguistics and Online Teaching Search” are included in the subject line and that letters are on letterhead, signed, and dated.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 12, 2019.

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 http://uoft.me/UP.

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