Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Spanish as a Foreign Language

Date Posted: 10/26/2022
Closing Date: 12/14/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 26970
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Dept of Spanish & Portuguese
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)

 

Description:

 

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in the area of Spanish as a Foreign Language. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an expected start date of July 1, 2023.

 

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Spanish, Spanish Linguistics, Spanish Applied Linguistics, Spanish Language Pedagogy or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths.  Applicants must also have a strong record of excellence in teaching in a University Spanish Language Program, a strong record of pedagogical inquiry, expertise in language assessment, and demonstrated experience in language program development, and program coordination. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities. 

 

Evidence of excellence in teaching and a commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below), as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing. 

 

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 qualification and experience.

 

The department of Spanish and Portuguese is a vibrant, collegial community which houses three undergraduate programs (Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies) and one graduate program in Hispanic literatures and cultures, and in Hispanic linguistics. Our office is located in the beautiful Old Victoria College, in the St. George campus of the University of Toronto, a world class university and leading institution in Canada.

 

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 strong teaching statement, sample syllabi and course materials, teaching evaluations, and a link to a clip of teaching demonstration. 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. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. At least one reference letter must primarily address the candidate’s teaching.

 

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Prof. Ana T. Pérez-Leroux, at spanport.chair@utoronto.ca. All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 14, 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 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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