Professor - Black / Economic Geographies

Location
Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
Posted
12 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
16 Dec 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Professor - Black / Economic Geographies
Date Posted: 11/11/2020
Closing Date: 12/16/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 423
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Dept of Geography & Planning
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Description:

The Department of Geography & Planning in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Black / Economic Geographies. The appointment will be at the rank of Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter. 

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Geography or a related area, with a clearly demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. Candidates must demonstrate a considered and long-term engagement with economic geography and Black geographies scholarship, both conceptually and methodologically. Regional specialization is open, but candidates working in the Global South and Black majority regions of the world are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must have active research agendas focusing on one or more of the following thematic areas: feminist political economy; critical development studies; race, gender and diaspora; underdevelopment; urban governance; relational poverty; work, labour and social reproduction. Candidates must have lived experience related to Africa or its diaspora. 

We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths in economic geography, feminist geography, critical development studies and political economy: https://geography.utoronto.ca/people/faculty/st-george-undergrad-faculty/.

Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level, and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.   

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing. 

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample course materials and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

The Department of Geography & Planning is located at the University of Toronto, one of the world’s leading research universities. Building upon the expertise of our faculty and the extensive resources of the university, Geography & Planning is uniquely positioned to nurture critical scholarship and teaching, drawing students from across the world and situated in one of the most diverse metropolitan regions in North America. For more information about the Department, please visit https://geography.utoronto.ca. The successful candidate will join a campus that fulfills the University’s priorities (https://threepriorities.utoronto.ca/).  

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; one recent publication; and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample 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 jobs.geoplan@utoronto.ca by the closing date (on letterhead, dated, and signed). 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. Inquiries should be directed to Professor Richard DiFrancesco, Chair of the Search Committee, at chair.geoplan@utoronto.ca

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 16, 2020.  

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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