Job Title: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Contractually Limited Term Appointment – Sustainability (3431)
Faculty: School of the Environment, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto
Date Posted: 04/06/2021
Closing Date: 05/19/2021, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 3431
Job Category: Faculty – Teaching Stream, Contractually Limited Term Appointment
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Office of the Dean and School of the Environment
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
The School of the Environment in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a three-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) in the area of Sustainability. The appointment will be made to the Dean’s Office (51%) and the School of the Environment (49%) at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream. Pending approval of a change to the status of the School, the appointment will be solely in the School of the Environment. The expected start date will be July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter, ending June 30, 2024.
Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, or another field related to sustainability by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching.
We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen the existing expertise at the School of the Environment, as we launch a new undergraduate Certificate in Sustainability, and continue to grow our undergraduate programs in Environmental Science and Environmental Studies (https://environment.utoronto.ca/undergraduate/programs/). More specifically, we seek candidates who have demonstrated expertise in integrated sustainability education using a variety of pedagogical strategies including experiential and reflexive learning, and a demonstrated ability to teach courses that integrate different forms of knowledge (including local and Indigenous knowledge), and examine sustainability from multiple disciplinary perspectives, across the physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
Candidates must have teaching expertise in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate level, including lecture preparation and delivery, development of innovative course materials in sustainability, and development of online materials/lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent, novel, and impactful pedagogical methods, as well as collaboration or engagement with the broader community of teaching, and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities.
Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, grants, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong statement of teaching philosophy and pedagogical research interests, sample syllabi, course materials (lecture slides, lab manuals), and teaching evaluations, and a demonstration of a commitment to collaboration or engagement with the broader community of teaching through the submitted application materials. Also required are strong letters of reference from referees of high standing, highlighting excellence in teaching and commitment to pedagogical inquiry and teaching innovation, ideally in the context of courses with large enrolments.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach core and elective courses across a range of subjects and levels within the School of the Environment. Responsibilities include undergraduate teaching, managing and training teaching assistants, developing course materials, and curriculum development. In addition, the successful candidate will have some responsibility for program administration, and may have opportunities for student supervision, e.g. undergraduate research projects. The successful candidate must also possess strong interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues across our undergraduate courses and programs.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Toronto is a leading academic institution with a diverse student population. The School of the Environment is an interdisciplinary hub within the Faculty of Arts & Science, running undergraduate and graduate programs in environment and sustainability, bringing together many different perspectives to bear on today’s pressing environmental challenges. In collaboration with the U of T President’s Advisory Committee on Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability, the School is launching a new Certificate in Sustainability, which will be open to all 27,000 students in the Faculty of Arts & Science. The Certificate is designed to provide students the opportunity to complement their degree program with a framework that situates their expertise in a global sustainability context, and integrates the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The appointment will be held at the University of Toronto campus in downtown Toronto (St. George campus). Toronto is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, one of the most desirable in the world in which to work and live.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a complete teaching dossier to include a statement of teaching philosophy and pedagogical research interests, sample syllabi, course materials (e.g., lecture slides, lab manuals), teaching evaluations, as well as evidence of a demonstrated commitment to collaboration or engagement with the broader community of teaching.
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 (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.
Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Prof Steve Easterbrook, Director of the School of the Environment ( [email protected] ).
All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by May 19, 2021.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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.
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