The Women and Gender Studies Institute (WGSI) at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a focus on Gender and Indigeneity. The start date for the position will be July 1, 2014.
The successful candidate may work on Indigenous issues in a range of settings and geographical locations and will have an ability to set this work within a comparative and relational framework, with an understanding of Aboriginal/Indigenous issues in Canada strongly preferred. We are especially interested in intersectional research that grapples with gender, race, class, sexuality, religion and other important differences, research which draws on or is in conversation with critical transnational, diasporic, and post- and anti-colonial feminist scholarship. Candidates may apply from any disciplinary or interdisciplinary background. We particularly welcome applications from scholars with a commitment to community-based research and to working directly with Aboriginal/Indigenous communities, and an engagement with Indigenous methodologies, including storytelling and arts-based methodologies.
Applicants will have the opportunity to work closely with, and cross-list courses in, relevant affiliated departments, including Aboriginal Studies, but also African Studies, Canadian Studies, Caribbean Studies, Centre for the Study of the U.S., East Asian Studies, and/or Latin American Studies, as well as other departments.
Situated on or near the traditional territories of various First Nations, including the Anishinabe, the Haudenosaunee, and the Huron-Wendat, faculty at WGSI recognize the transcolonial and transnational links that extend throughout the Americas, and elsewhere, and the Indigenous political, social and cultural issues that have given rise to international Indigenous rights and decolonization movements. WGSI at the University of Toronto includes undergraduate and graduate programs, including a new Ph.D. program (www.wgsi.utoronto.ca<http://
Applicants must have a Ph.D. by date of appointment or shortly thereafter, with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research, and Indigenous community engagement. Duties consist of research and teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply. Applications should include: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement outlining current and future research interests; one writing sample of no more than 50 pages; teaching dossier (including course outlines, and student evaluations, as well as a statement on teaching philosophy).
The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.
Applicants should also ask three referees to e-mail letters directly to the Director of WGSI at email@example.com<
We will begin reviewing applications on January 31, 2014, but will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.