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Posted November
28 2016

Academic: IMFG Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG), within the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, invites applications for a one-year IMFG Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Municipal Finance and Governance. Research should be pertinent to IMFG’s focus on the finance and governance issues faced by large cities and city-regions in Canada and around the world.

The Fellowship will commence September 1, 2017, offers $50,000 (CAD) of financial support for the following twelve months, and provides benefits pursuant to the collective agreement between the University of Toronto and CUPE 3902, Unit 5.

Qualifications

Fellowship recipients are expected to live in Toronto, Canada, while pursuing their research, and will have the opportunity to participate generally in the intellectual life of the Munk School of Global Affairs and larger University of Toronto community.

Eligibility is limited to applicants who will have received their Ph.D. in a relevant discipline within three years prior to the time they begin their fellowship at IMFG (i.e. between September 1, 2014 and September 1, 2017). Please note that applicants must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. before the start date of the fellowship.

Responsibilities

In addition to pursuing an intensive research project, the post-doctoral fellow is expected to participate as a member of the IMFG team.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Presenting their research in the form of two seminars at the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, with the first in the fall of 2017 and the second in the spring of 2018.
  • Preparing an original, full-length research paper for publication as part of the IMFG Papers series (10,000-15,000 words), as well as a short summary of that paper or a paper on another topic for publication as part of the IMFG Perspectives series (5,000-8,000 words).

Other responsibilities, based on the fellow’s interests and IMFG’s research agenda, could include:

  • Planning IMFG conferences, events or roundtables, in conjunction with IMFG staff;
  • Preparing research papers for publication as part of one or more of IMFG’s three publication series;
  • Developing other IMFG research projects and initiatives; and
  • Providing research assistance and support to the IMFG Director.

Applications

Applications must arrive at the Munk School of Global Affairs no later than March 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm. View application instructions.

Deadline: March 27, 2017

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Posted November
24 2016

Academic: Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars Program 2017-2018

Scholars studying Ukraine outside Ontario are invited to apply for appointments as a Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars at the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at the University of Toronto for the 2017-2018 academic year. The appointees will conduct research and interact with Canadian scholars during their stay at CERES. They will also be invited to give a presentation on the topic of their research and are expected to take part in relevant scholarly events. As a rule, visits are scheduled during the fall and winter sessions of the university, that is between September and April.

In addition, each year the Petro Jacyk Program—in partnership with the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC)—may support one visiting scholar whose research relates to the Holodomor. Successful applicants will benefit from interaction with not only scholars in the University of Toronto community but also those who are involved in HREC projects. Visiting scholars will have access to the archives of the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre, where HREC is located (a ten-minute walk from CERES), archives that include unpublished eyewitness accounts of the Holodomor, as well as the extensive Holodomor microfilm collection from the Central State Archive of Popular Organizations (Kyiv) at the University of Toronto Library. HREC is a project of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (University of Alberta).

Eligibility:

Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars program is open to scholars at all stages of their careers working in the social sciences and humanities, including recent PhD or kandydat nauk degree recipients. Advanced doctoral students may also be considered.

The Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars Program especially welcomes applicants whose work relates to its thematic focus “Challenges of Independent Ukraine.” This focus includes state- and institution-building in Ukraine; law and governance; problems of democratization; education, culture and identity of the nation and ethnic groups in Ukraine; history and the imperial past; and foreign policy and international relations.

Solid knowledge of English is essential for successful participation in the program.

Invitations to successful applicants are conditional upon applicants’ ability to fulfill the requirements for entering Canada as set by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Funding:

The following cost will be covered by the Petro Jacyk Program: (1) lowest round-trip economy airfare to the maximum of CAD $1,200; (2) visa costs if applicable; (3) medical insurance for the approved stay at the University of Toronto; and (4) allowance calculated at a rate of CAD $55/full day up to the maximum of CAD$3,080 for 56 full days at CERES.  The appointees will use this allowance to defray the cost of housing and other living expenses while in Toronto. The minimum length of stay at CERES for Petro Jacyk Visiting Professors and Petro Jacyk Visiting Post-Doctoral Fellows will be 28 days. Successful applicants who are advanced doctoral students will spend one term at CERES.

The program will provide shared office space and access to the university library.  Upon request, it may also assist the appointees in finding a reasonably priced accommodation.

Application Procedure:

Completed applications (MS Word versionAdobe Acrobat PDF version) should be received along with:

  • a two-page description of their research proposal (double-spaced);
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • two confidential letters of reference.

In the cover letter, please indicate the proposed length and the approximate starting date of your stay. You may identify a CERES faculty member who, in your opinion, could provide guidance for you during your tenure at the University of Toronto (you do not need to contact this faculty member personally). Otherwise, a faculty member will be assigned by the selection committee.

Applications should be sent electronically to jacyk.program@utoronto.ca. The two referees should email their letters directly to the same email address. If sending the letter of reference electronically is not possible, your referee should mail a hard copy of the reference in a sealed and signed envelope to the address indicated below.

All application materials, including the letters of reference, must be in English.  Letters of reference which are not in English must be translated by a qualified translator or agency, and submitted together with the original letter by the referee.

Mailing Address:
Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine
c/o Olga Kesarchuk
Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place Toronto, ON
M5S 3K7 Canada

Deadline: All documents should be received by February 1, 2017

For more information regarding the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine and the Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars Program, please visit our website.

Deadline: February 1, 2017

http://sites.utoronto.ca/jacyk/index.html

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Posted November
24 2016

Academic: Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society, 2017-2018

The Petro Jacyk Education Foundation and the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at University of Toronto are accepting applications for the Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society for the 2017-2018 academic year. The objective of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship is to support annually one of the most promising junior scholars studying contemporary Ukraine and thereby to advance academic understanding of Ukrainian politics, culture, and society. The Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Petro Jacyk Education Foundation.

Description:
The Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship has both research and teaching components. The successful candidate will spend most of the Fellowship period in residence at CERES and a period of time in Ukraine (typically 2-4 weeks), conducting research and giving lecture(s) at educational institutions. While at CERES, the Fellow is expected to devote her/his time preparing his/her dissertation for publication and/or to start a new research project. The Fellow will work closely with an appointed research supervisor and participate in activities of the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine housed at CERES. This will include guest lectures, workshops, and conferences. In addition to research, he/she is expected to teach a one-semester course (usually a seminar) that deals with contemporary Ukraine.

Eligibility:
The Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship is available to junior scholars in the social sciences and humanities with a research and teaching focus on contemporary Ukraine. The fellowship is open to recently awarded PhDs (persons holding doctorates for no more than three years at the time of application). The program is advertised internationally and does not have any restrictions with respect to citizenship. However, the successful candidate who is not Canadian will have to meet the necessary requirements in order to obtain the work permit as mandated by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The successful candidate will also have to have proof of doctoral degree by June 30, 2017.

Fellowship tenure:
The Fellowship runs for twelve months.

Funding:
The Fellowship holder will receive CAD $40,000, which includes payment for teaching a semester-long course, and separately an allowance of up to CAD $2,500 for research and travel expenses.

Application Procedure:
Applications with all required attachments should be received by February 1, 2017. The application form can be downloaded here in Word format or PDF format.

Please send applications by email to: the Foundation at pjef@bellnet.ca AND the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine at the University of Toronto at jacyk.program@utoronto.ca simultaneously. Three letters of recommendation should be e-mailed directly to both email addresses either by the referees or by confidential graduate dossier services. Emailed letters will be treated as confidential. Please make sure that you receive an acknowledgement of your application’s receipt by email. In exceptional circumstances (when emailing is not possible), application and letters can be sent by express mail to the address indicated below (please call to confirm delivery).

Mailing address:
Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine
Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7
Canada
Tel: (416) 946-8938
Fax: (416) 946-8939
Short-listed candidates may be contacted for an interview. Inquiries may be sent by e-mail to jacyk.program@utoronto.ca

For more information on the post-doctoral fellowship, please visit our website.

Deadline: February 1, 2017

http://sites.utoronto.ca/jacyk/postdoctoral%20fellowship/call%20for%20applications.htm

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Posted November
24 2016

Academic: Network Research Fellowship for Faculty

The Halbert Fellowship supports the creation and early maintenance of collaborative research networks involving both faculty and their graduate students and requires a three-year commitment, renewable each year. The Fellowship provides a maximum of $45, 000, evenly divided over the three years. While researchers may find it necessary to pursue additional funding, the fellowship offers substantial support.
In the first year, funds are provided to visit the Hebrew University in order to create collaborative relationships with colleagues at the Hebrew University. Together, faculty develop a research program built on shared or complementary interests.

In the second year, funds are provided to pursue collaborative research while in the third, funds are to be used for a conference or the equivalent to facilitate public presentation and publication of team results.

The application process proceeds in two stages:

  1. The deadline for the first round of the process is Monday, January 16, 2017. The Stage I application form with a short overview of the project is submitted for review. The Halbert Review Committee will evaluate the applications in meeting in January. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a Stage II application.
  2. The deadline for the Stage II application (which will be available below) is Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The Committee will notify applicants of their decision in April 2017.

Applications are available on the Halbert Exchange Program website.

For more information, please contact Olga Kesarchuk at halbert.munk@utoronto.ca or (416) 946 8938. 

Deadline: Multiple

http://sites.utoronto.ca/halbert/HalbertNetwork.shtml

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Posted November
24 2016

Academic: Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Halbert Exchange Program at the Munk School of Global Affairs invites applications for the 2017-2018 Post-Doctoral Fellowship to be held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Fellowship recipients are expected to live in Jerusalem for the academic year and to participate in the life of the department with which they are affiliated. The value of the fellowship is CAD 35,000.

Applications must arrive at the Munk School of Global Affairs no later than Monday, January 16, 2017. The committee will notify applicants of their decision by March.

Successful applicant(s) will be chosen from a pool of candidates made up of Hebrew University graduates who wish to study at the University of Toronto and candidates from the University of Toronto who wish to study at the Hebrew University.

Application form and instructions can be found on the Halbert Exchange Program website.

Please note: Applicants from Hebrew University who wish to study at the University of Toronto must use the forms and instructions found at the Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies.

For more information, please contact Olga Kesarchuk at halbert.munk@utoronto.ca or 416 946 8938.

Deadline: January 16, 2017

http://sites.utoronto.ca/halbert/HalbertPostDoc.shtml

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Posted November
9 2016

Academic: Richard Charles Lee Postdoctoral Fellow At The Asian Institute

Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs
Faculty of Arts and Science
University of Toronto

JOB POSTING – POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Area of Research:

The Richard Charles Lee Asian Pathways Research Lab (APRL), housed within the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship. The APRL focuses on Asian migration and mobility as seen through Asian life histories and experiences. In the 2016-17 academic year, the APRL cultivates engaged qualitative research, student training, and public dialogue on migrations from Asia to Canada in the context of cross-cutting global themes. These themes include: Asian modernities, broadly conceived – East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, capitalisms, and urban life in global contexts. The Fellow will serve as the Lab Manager for the Asian Pathways Research Lab, a position that includes academic, research, outreach and administrative responsibilities. The fellow will also provide support to the faculty member teaching the course CAS450H (Asian Pathways Research Practicum).

Description of duties:

In addition to pursuing an intensive research project, the post-doctoral fellow is expected to participate as a member of the APRL team, including:

  • Managing the daily and long-term planning activities of the lab, including overseeing and mentoring specific student-led lab projects.
  • Supporting the faculty member teaching CAS450H – Asian Pathways Research Practicum, a course that includes training student researchers in a range of research methodologies field research projects.
  • Presenting their research as part of one seminar at the Asian Institute during the fall term of the fellowship.
  • Preparing an original, full-length research paper for publication.
  • Planning APRL events, in conjunction with Asian Institute Centre Directors, including a public panel to showcase student research from the practicum course.
  • Managing the Lab and reporting to the Director of the Asian Institute.

Salary:

The Fellowship offers $43,000 (CAD) of financial support (inclusive of vacation pay), and provides benefits pursuant to the collective agreement between the University of Toronto and CUPE 3902, Unit 5.

Please note that should the minimum rates stipulated in the collective agreement be higher than rates stated in this posting, the minimum rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Required qualifications:

Fellowship applicants’ research and experience should be pertinent to the goals of the APRL as stated above. Fellowship recipients are expected to live in Toronto, Canada, while pursuing their research and study, and will have the opportunity to participate generally in the intellectual life of the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs and larger University of Toronto community during the tenure of the fellowship. Eligibility is limited to applicants who will have received their Ph.D. in a relevant discipline within three years prior to the time they begin their fellowship at APRL (i.e., by January 1, 2017).  Please note that applicants must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. before the start date.

Application instructions:

All individuals interested in this position must submit a statement of interest, CV (including publications), and names of three referees to Katherine MacIvor via email at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca by the closing date, with the following subject line: Application for Richard Charles Lee Postdoc.

Closing date:  November 23, 2016
Supervisor: Richard Charles Lee Director of the Asian Institute
Expected start date: January 1, 2017
Term: 12 months, with possibility of 6 month extension
FTE:    80%

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

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.

Deadline: November 23, 2016

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Posted September
23 2016

Research: G20 Research Group Compliance Analyst

The G20 Research Group at the Munk School of Global Affairs is currently recruiting Compliance Analysts for the 2016 Hangzhou Compliance Cycle. The G20 Research Group focuses on analyzing compliance on issues related to global macroeconomic imbalances, financial regulatory reform, and corruption and energy reforms; it is among the world’s leading independent sources of research and analysis on the G20.

Compliance Analyst:

Compliance analysts are responsible for writing, editing, and updating analytical reports on G20 member states’ compliance to commitments they make at annual G20 Summits. Compliance analysts are responsible for conducting research on and writing 4 individual country compliance reports within their assigned commitment. Compliance analysts are assigned a lead analyst, who provides some background information on the commitment, as well as directions for assigning ‘compliance scores’ to the countries they are assessing.

Compliance analysts are expected to:

• Conduct thorough research on their commitments and countries,
• Maintain regular communication with their lead analyst (including attending meetings scheduled by lead analysts),
• Email their lead analysts with any and all questions related to reports or other issues related to the G20RG,
• Submit their reports in time for assigned deadlines.
• Follow up on any requests made by their lead analysts before and after their assigned deadlines.
• Inform their lead analysts of any schedule changes or issues that might prevent them from meeting their commitments for the duration of the compliance cycle.

Compliance analysts may also have opportunities over the course of the compliance cycle to take on additional responsibility for material in the compliance report, and to apply for a position on the G20RG Summit Team or Home Team.

To apply, please complete and submit an application form

Deadline: open

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Posted September
21 2016

Academic, Employment: Sessional Lecturer

EUR498H1S Special Topics in European Studies

Course Description:

This is a fourth year capstone seminar for students with a major or minor in European Studies only. The course looks at issues of central significance to Europe and the European Union in that academic year. These issues might include immigration, integration, migration, fiscal/monetary union, common foreign and security policies, peacekeeping/peacebuilding and EU enlargement/deepening.

The precise issues for the course will be determined in consultation with the Director of CERES and the Coordinator of the European Studies Undergraduate Program.

Estimated course enrollment: 25
Estimated TA Support: N/A
Class Schedule: Fridays 10 – 12 (spring term)
Dates of the Appointment: 1 January – 30 April 2017

Salary: SLI $7,359.07; SLI Long Term $7,498.50; SLII $7,823.85; SLIII $8,185.35

Please note that should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Qualifications: Applicants for this position must have at least 5 years’ experience teaching in a Canadian University and a PhD in Political Science or History.

Brief Description of Duties: planning and setting goals of the course, preparing lectures, teaching in class, designing and administering tests as appropriate, reading and grading course papers, providing students with adequate feedback.

Application is due on October 14, 2016. All individuals interested in this position must submit a Curriculum Vitae and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form, available at http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/resources/forms.htm to:

Dr. Olga Kesarchuk
Business Officer, Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7
olga.kesarchuk@utoronto.ca

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement.
Please note: Undergraduate or graduate students and post-doctoral fellows of the University of Toronto are covered by the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 collective agreement rather than the Unit 3 collective agreement, and should not apply for positions posted under the Unit 3 collective agreement.

Preference in hiring is given to qualified individuals advanced to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II or Sessional Lecturer III in accordance with Article 14:12.

Deadline: October 14, 2016

http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/resources/forms.htm

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Posted September
15 2016

Employment: System Administrator

The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs is hiring a system administrator.

The Citizen Lab is based at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. We conduct original research on information security that bears on international human rights law and policy. Our research is high-profile, technically rigorous, and regularly generates significant impact on public policy and advocacy.

Key responsibilities: Primary network administrator for the Citizen Lab; managing and overseeing of the use of all information technology in the Citizen Lab; design Linux network infrastructure design; develop, maintain, and monitor network security policies, ensure all workstations and related components are kept operationally effective and secure, oversees administration and security of on site and off site servers, administers and maintains security for websites and web servers, provides training in computer security tools and practices to staff, collaborates on IT purchases by providing recommendations, cost estimates and tracking expenses. There are also opportunities to directly contribute to ongoing research projects on information security.

Supervisor: The System Administrator will report directly to the Director of the Citizen Lab.

Required Skills and Experience: Administration of Linux systems and Windows systems; experience with python and Django; firewall administration and troubleshooting such as Cisco ASM, iptables, pfilter, or similar; automation and staging software (e.g, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, etc.); virtualized environments (e.g, VMWare vCentre, Xen, or VirtualBox); SSH and its advanced use cases such as reverse SSH tunneling, key agent troubleshooting, X Forwarding, and security considerations; demonstrated network security experience; effective interpersonal skills to develop good working relationship among staff, clients, and peers; ability to train staff members in best security practices (e.g., encrypted communications, secure file storage, etc.)

Desirable Skills: General experience supporting analysts workflows; familiarity with malware analysis environments.

Desirable Attributes: We are interested in applicants with a strong sense of professional discretion and interest in civil society issues.

Note: Candidate must be based in Toronto or be willing to relocate

Contact: Interested applicants should send an email with cover letter and resume to info@citizenlab.org with subject line “Sys Admin Application”

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Posted August
19 2016

Academic: POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Description: Post Doctorate Fellow for the “Entrepreneurship Hub” and “Impact Survey” projects at the Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs

The Post Doctorate Fellow will perform research in two projects with substantive inputs broken down as follows:

(1) Entrepreneurship Hub. In this project the Post Doctorate Fellow will analyze secondary and survey data. This project will include the supervision of undergraduate and graduate research assistants, interviews and writing the final report.

(2) Impact Survey. In this project the Post Doctorate Fellow will analyze the impact of university alumni through secondary and first hand data. Duties will include participating in weekly meeting, providing inputs for survey, and analyzing quantitative data.

Across the two projects, the Post Doctorate Fellow will author field reports, research reports and articles under the guidance and supervision of Professor Shiri Breznitz. The Post Doctorate Fellow will also provide mentorship to students and junior researchers involved in the projects, manage project timelines and milestones, and provide progress reports to the Director. As part of these projects the Post Doctorate Fellow will also represent the Innovation Policy Lab at conferences, workshops and other engagements with stakeholders. These duties may include international travel.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in a social science with experience conducting empirical research. The Post Doctorate Fellow will have experience in economic geography, political science, management, or related fields particularly in economic development, public policy, entrepreneurship, and the role of the university. The Post Doctorate Fellow will have experience conducting semi structure interviews, surveys, and running mixed methods research projects. The Post Doctorate Fellow must have the ability to communicate and effectively collaborate with collaborators from diverse disciplinary backgrounds.

Salary: $50,000 + Benefits (Annually)

Application instructions

All individuals interested in this position must submit a cover letter, CV and three references by the closing date to:

Kafayat Scott
Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place, Room 064S
Toronto, ON
M5S 3K7
kafayat.scott@utoronto.ca

Closing date: September 30, 2016
Supervisor: Professor Shiri Breznitz
Expected start date: October 1, 2016
Term: Two years
FTE:    100%

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

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.

The University of Toronto’s globally-recognized network of faculty members, alumni and partners creates a unique educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students. With one of the strongest teaching faculties across all disciplines – spanning medicine to business, urban studies to engineering, humanities to education, and more – our students have the opportunity to learn from and work with professors who are some of today’s thought leaders. The ideas and inventions that are created here make their way into the global economy in many ways, through start-ups, small businesses, commercialization and partnerships. You can see U of T members engaged in community projects, our faculty experts in the news, and over 500,000 graduates spread across 140 countries.

The University of Toronto is proudly recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2016), Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2016), Canada’s Greenest Employers (2016), Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers (2016), Greater Toronto’s Top Employers (2016), and Canada’s Top Employers for Canadians over 40 (2016).

Deadline: September 30, 2016

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