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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - CLTA - Comparative Slavic Studies

University of Toronto - Toronto, Canada

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a one‐year contractually limited term appointment (CLTA) in the area of Comparative Slavic Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream beginning July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter, and ending on June 30, 2024.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Slavic Studies or a related field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. The candidate must show a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching Czech and another Slavic language and culture at the University level in a North American program. Candidates must have teaching expertise in a degree granting program at the undergraduate program level, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence pedagogical practices and a demonstrated interest in teaching‐related scholarly activities. Excellent (native or near-native) knowledge of Czech and another Slavic language, in addition to English is required. The successful candidate must also have knowledge of current teaching methodologies, culture‐based instruction, and use of technology.

We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing program strengths. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in language, literature and culture (both in the original and in translation). In addition, the candidate will be expected to organize extracurricular events in Czech and another Slavic language.

Excellence in teaching and a commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, 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 to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link: https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Assistant-Professor%2C-Teaching-Stream-CLTA-Comparative-Slavic-Studies-ON/565437417/.
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, and teaching evaluations. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. 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 https://jobs.utoronto.ca/content/Frequently-Asked-Questions/.

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 Leo Livak at a.kampouris@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by January 20th, 2023.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

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.

Posted on November 28, 2022.