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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Critical Citizenship and Development
University of Toronto-Scarborough

  • Dec. 14, 2017
  • Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Critical Citizenship and Development
  • Political Science
  • University of Toronto-Scarborough
    Toronto, ON
  • Feb. 15, 2018
  • Jul. 1, 2018
  • Assistant Professor
  • Political Science - International
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The University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a teaching-stream appointment in Critical Citizenship and Development at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream. The position will be held jointly in the Centre for Critical Development Studies (CCDS) (49%) and in the Department of Political Science (51%) and will commence on July 1, 2018.

We seek candidates with teaching and research expertise in critical citizenship studies in global South contexts with interests in the themes of participation, action, and resistance. Candidates should be well versed in democratic pedagogies and have experience translating these into their teaching practice. We are also looking for candidates with expertise in experiential learning practices and who can bring to the CCDS their active participation in global development networks with interests in the nexus between research, pedagogy, and practice.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Political Science by the time of appointment. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching in critical development studies at the university level and to pedagogical enquiry, curriculum development, and teaching innovation. They also must demonstrate an interest in developing a long-term career in teaching and related scholarly activity in critical citizenship and development.

Evidence of excellence in, or a commitment to, teaching will be demonstrated in a teaching portfolio that includes a compelling statement of teaching philosophy and goals, accompanied by a narrative that demonstrates how the candidate’s teaching practice aligns with their philosophy and goals and how they will integrate their research interests in critical citizenship and development with pedagogical practice. Additional evidence can include strong letters of reference; strong student course evaluations; evidence of excellent pedagogical practice; course syllabi with samples of course assignments; and evidence of leadership initiatives in other teaching related activities, including those related to the activities of global research and development networks.

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Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier including a teaching statement, evidence of teaching excellence, course evaluations and samples of syllabi and course assignments. Submission guidelines can be found at We encourage applicants to combine PDF or MS Word documents in one or two files. Candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference (on letterhead, scanned, and signed) sent directly by the referees by e-mail to These letters should explicitly consider the applicant’s teaching strength.

The deadline for applications is February 15th, 2018. If you have inquiries about this position, please e-mail:

UTSC is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment and a multicultural student body speaking a wide range of languages. The university offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. For more information about the Centre for Critical Development Studies please see: For more information on the Department of Political Science, please see:

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 encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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  • Sue-Ann Hicks
    Political Science
    University of Toronto-Scarborough
    1265 Military Trail
    Toronto, ON
  • 416-208-2898
  • 416-287-7283


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