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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Educational Design and/or Writing

Date Posted: 12/22/2020
Closing Date: 01/27/2021, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 1751
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Information
Department: Faculty of Information
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)

 

Description:

 

The Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in Educational Design and/or Writing. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an expected start date of May 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will be appointed as the Director of the Learning Hub for a 5-year term, renewable by the Dean.

 

Applicants must have a PhD degree in education design, communication, English, information studies or a related area by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, plus a minimum of 3 years of university teaching experience and a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement our existing strengths and support the development of learning strategies, curriculum development and communication skills. Candidates must have teaching expertise in a degree granting program at both the undergraduate and graduate program levels, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures. We especially invite candidates who have a record of leadership in writing center positions and experience working with academic support programs. Strong candidates will also have experience training writing tutors and working directly with diverse student writers as well as excellent organizational skills. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities.

 

Evidence of excellence in teaching and 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, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

 

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. 

 

As part of the University of Toronto, the Faculty of Information offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.  Because of our campus’ incredibly diverse student body, and our Faculty’s commitment to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion, we seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment through their application materials. Candidates therefore must submit a 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.  

 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

 

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a diversity statement and a complete teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations.

 

Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee to the hiring unit via email at dean.ischool@utoronto.ca by the closing date (on letterhead, dated, and signed). At least one reference must primarily address the candidate’s teaching. PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the University's automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters. 
 

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. If you have any questions about this position, please contact us at dean.ischool@utoronto.ca
 

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by January 27, 2021.

 

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 http://uoft.me/UP.

 

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 uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

 


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