Assistant Professor of Sociology – University of Toronto Scarborough

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The Department of Sociology, University of Toronto Scarborough, invites applications for a full- time teaching stream position in the area of Social Inequality and a focus on Community-Engaged Teaching. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, effective July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in sociology or a closely related area by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. We seek a candidate who has a record as an outstanding instructor and is enthusiastic about the opportunity to enjoy a long-term career in teaching at the University of Toronto Scarborough. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to teach courses in social inequality with a focus on Indigenous experiences in Canada within at least one of the following areas: education, race, youth, gender and/or family. This position is part of the University of Toronto’s response to the calls to action in Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report. Preference will be given to candidates who self- identify as Indigenous. Recognizing that there are a variety of terms that potential candidates may use to self-identify, the University uses the term “Indigenous” in this search, which forms part of the U of T Response to Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, to encompass the people of Turtle Island, including those who identify as First Nations, Métis, Inuk (Inuit), Alaska Native, Native American, and Native Hawaiian people. Concurrent to this search, UTSC is undertaking two other hires, one in Creative Writing, Indigenous Literatures, and Oral Traditions and another in Indigenous Politics. UTSC has also created a postdoctoral fellowship program for Indigenous scholars as a part of its commitment to inclusive excellence and to help ensure a supportive cohort for new Indigenous colleagues. Candidates must show evidence of an innovative community-based teaching practice both within and outside the classroom. Expertise in innovative community-based pedagogy is required, as is evidence of engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL). A record of engaged collaboration with, and commitment to, working with Indigenous communities and organizations in Canada is required, as well as ongoing engagement with Indigenous issues and/or communities in the candidate's specialty areas. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the development of the undergraduate curriculum, engage in undergraduate mentorship, and provide leadership in the development of an undergraduate curriculum that reflects a commitment to the Calls to Action of the TRC. Candidates must also posses 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 portfolio submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, course materials, and teaching evaluations, 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 qualifications and experience. For more information on the Department, visit All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Application materials must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio that consists of a statement of teaching philosophy and techniques, sample course syllabi and teaching evaluations. Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference, including at least one primarily addressing the candidate's teaching sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to by the closing date. An additional letter of support commenting on the candidate’s Indigenous community engagement is welcome but not required. 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 Ann-Marie Smith at All application materials and reference letters must be received by November 7 th , 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 All qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.