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Posted April
6 2014

Academic, Grants & Awards, Research: CPHS POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY – APPLICATION DEADLINE MAY 27TH

The Comparative Program on Health and Society (CPHS), with the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a one-year CPHS Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the following research themes: Social Determinants of Health; Human Rights, Ethics and the Philosophical Dimensions of Health; and Globalization and Health. Generously funded by the Lupina Foundation, the Fellowship will commence in September 2014 to August 2015 and offers financial support up to $15,000 (CAD).

Deadline: May 27th, 2014

http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/cphs/apply/

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Posted April
2 2014

Academic, Grants & Awards, Research: IMFG POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY – APPLICATION DEADLINE MAY 1ST

The Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG), within the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, 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, 2014, and offers $50,000 (CAD) of financial support for the following twelve months.

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. September 2011 or later).

Deadline: MAY 1ST, 2014

http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/imfg/fellowships/about-our-fellowships/post-doctoral-fellowship/

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Posted November
4 2013

Academic, Employment: Assistant Professor – Cities and Innovation

The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Comparative Political Economy of Cities and Innovation. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2014.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a field related to Global Affairs. Applicants must have innovative research programs and teaching interests with a broad understanding of the comparative political economy of growth and innovation. The School is especially interested in those candidates whose work relates to how cities and other sub-national units develop innovation-based growth policies, and their implications for growth and equity. The candidate ideally would have demonstrated ability to lead fieldwork globally, and possess in-depth knowledge on the innovation and growth process of more than one region. Familiarity with, and research interests in, the distributive consequences of innovation are encouraged as well.

Applicants must have excellent theoretical knowledge of the core literature in their disciplines as well as superior research and teaching abilities. The successful candidate will be fully appointed in the professional Master of Global Affairs (MGA) program at the Munk School, and will be expected to contribute to the core teaching needs of the program. The Masters of Global Affairs degree at the Munk School is an exciting, new professional graduate degree designed to equip students with knowledge and skills for careers in government and international institutions, the private sector, and NGOs.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will be fully appointed in the professional Master of Global Affairs (MGA) program at the Munk School, and will be expected to contribute to the core teaching needs of the program. The Master of Global Affairs degree at the Munk School is an exciting, new professional graduate degree designed to equip students with knowledge and skills for careers in government and international institutions, the private sector, and NGOs.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at:  http://uoft.me/academicopportunities Job# 1301625.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a writing sample. If you have questions about this position, please contact munkschool.director@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online. The U of T application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10MB) 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 at least three referees to send letters, at least one of which should comment on the candidate’s teaching, directly to the department via email to the attention of Professor Janice Stein, Director, Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, at munkschool.director@utoronto.ca by the closing date, January 10, 2014.

For more information about the Munk School of Global Affairs please visit us at: www.munkschool.utoronto.ca .

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

Deadline: January 10, 2014

https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1301625

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Posted October
4 2013

Academic, Employment, Research: Halbert Exchange Program – 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 Friday, November 22, 2013. 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 due Friday, February 7, 2014. The Committee will notify applicants of their decision by April 2014.

Application’s forms:  http://www.utoronto.ca/halbert/HalbertNetwork.shtml

For more information, please contact:

Sylvia Adler – halbert.munk@utoronto.ca

Deadline: Friday, November 22, 2013

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Posted October
4 2013

Academic, Employment, Research: Halbert Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2014-2015

The Post-Doctoral Fellowship provides $27,500 to support research related expenses incurred while studying 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.

Applications must arrive at the Munk School of Global Affairs no later than Friday, February 7th, 2014. The committee will notify applicants of their decision by late May.

The 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 instructions and the application form can be found at:

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

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:

Sylvia Adler – halbert.munk@utoronto.ca

Deadline: Feb 7th, 2014

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

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Posted May
30 2013

Employment: SESSIONAL LECTURER

Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs

Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto

Course Number and Title: CAS200Y1Y: Global Asia 

Course description: This course introduces students to the study of contemporary global processes through important new interdisciplinary research on Asia and its regions. With a particular emphasis on the dynamic movement of people, ideas, and resources across borders, it draws attention to the very concept of “Asia” as an idea, political vocabulary, and economic space. The course will be structured on four major modules directed at thinking global themes through Asian lenses: democracy and authoritarianism; empire and revolution; markets and economic imaginaries; and media and public culture. Asian Institute core faculty will deliver “big ideas” lectures on these themes. The course instructor will work closely with core faculty to develop intensive seminar-style co-sessions and strategic assignments. The course will provide grounding for students aiming to take more advanced courses on Asia and for students interested in the Contemporary Asian Studies major and minor as well as the South Asian Studies minor.

Estimated course enrolment: 60

Estimated TA support: n/a

Schedule: Tuesdays 10-11 am (weekly lectures by faculty members), Thursdays 1-2pm and 2-3pm (sessional lecturer-led seminars with 30 students each)

Sessional dates: September 1, 2013 – April 30, 2014

Salary: Sessional Lecture I (SL I): $14,250; Sessional Lecturer I Long Term (SL I LT): $14,520; Sessional Lecturer II (SL II): $15,150; Sessional Lecturer III (SL III): $15,850

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: Completed or nearly completed PhD (or equivalent) in the disciplines of History, Anthropology, Political Science, Religion, or Asian Studies, as well as current knowledge of research in these areas required. A strong scholarly background in disciplines relevant to the course preferred. The candidate would preferably have pedagogical and/or research experience that addresses large global themes, such as democracy and authoritarianism, public culture, and capitalism, through deep site-located study.

Description of duties:

  • This course will be led by Professors Joseph Wong and Ritu Birla. The sessional lecturer will work with the lead instructors to finalize the syllabus and coordinate weekly 1-hour guest lectures by faculty members in various departments across the Faculty of Arts and Science. Each guest lecturer will be responsible for assigning the readings for their module of 3-4 lectures.
  • All 60 students in the class and the sessional lecturer will attend the weekly lecture on Tuesdays. The class will also be divided into two groups of 30 students each for weekly 1-hour seminars led by the sessional lecturer. The sessional lecturer will be responsible for planning and leading these two 1-hour seminar discussions, working with students to break down, synthesize, and discuss each week’s lecture and readings.
  • The sessional lecturer will also be responsible for creating and marking tests and assignments and providing office hours for academic counseling of students

Closing date: June 20, 2013

All individuals interested in this position must submit a Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter, and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form, available at http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/resources/forms.htm to:

Katherine MacIvor
Program Administrator, Contemporary Asian Studies Program
Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place, room 228N
Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7
Email: ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca
Phone: 416-946-8832

Please note:  Undergraduate or graduate students and postdoctoral 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 by the Centre for South Asian Studies.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement.

Deadline: June 20, 2013

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Posted May
30 2013

Employment: Internship Opportunity at Canadian Trade Office in Taipei-Trade

Trade and Investment Section

SUMMER PROGRAM APPLICATION DEADLINE IS June 7, 2013, 5:00 PM 

The Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT) seeks an intern in the Trade and Investment (TD) Section to begin in July/August 2013. The CTOT represents Canada in Taiwan in the absence of official relations and is staffed by officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). This internship will provide the successful candidate with an in‐depth understanding of how an overseas mission puts Canadian diplomacy into practice.

The Trade and Investment (TD) Section is responsible for facilitating commercial relations between Canada and Taiwan. In addition to helping Canadian businesses develop commercial opportunities with Taiwan, the TD Section also encourages Taiwanese investment in Canada and innovation partnerships which link Canadian high-end research capabilities with Taiwan’s commercialization know-how. An intern in the TD Section will:

Research and draft sector-specific market studies in priority commercial sectors such as ICT, clean technologies and agriculture; assist with the planning and delivery of all aspects of incoming visits and mission events; develop special projects and perform other duties as required.

The internship is for a six month period. Please note that in exceptional cases, the duration of the internship may be shorter or longer than six months. The intern must be able to relocate to Taiwan. The costs associated with the internship (relocation, housing, and living expenses) are to be supported by the candidate. In accordance with Government of Canada policy, interns will not be eligible for benefits such as statutory holiday, overtime compensation, sick leave, etc. The candidate must complete a standard federal government security check before the internship begins.

Duration: Internships may be full or part time, with working hours to be determined in consultation with the CTOT intern supervisor.

Eligibility: Canadian citizenship or permanent residency required. Applicants should be comfortable working in a foreign environment. Excellent speaking and writing skills in English or French are essential; knowledge of written and/or spoken Mandarin is an asset. A Bachelor’s degree in Business, International Relations or any other fields related to the work of the Trade Section is required. The applicant must be a student or recent graduate from the University of Toronto.

HOW TO APPLY 

To be considered for an internship, applicants must submit the following: (1) applicant summary form; (2) CV, maximum 2 pages; (3) formal statement of interest – strictly one page – stating why you are interested and why you would make a good candidate; (4) complete and updated unofficial transcript.

Only complete applications will be accepted. Email submissions must be sent as a single word or pdf document to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca. The document title should be in the following format: “SURNAME Given name CTOT2013”. The subject line of the email should read “Internship position at CTOT”.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

Deadline: June 7, 2013, 5:00 PM

http://webapp.mcis.utoronto.ca/ai/pdfdoc/CTOTInternshipTD2013.pdf

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Posted May
30 2013

Employment: Internship Opportunity at Canadian Trade Office in Taipei-General

General Relations Section (Political, Economic and Public Affairs) 

SUMMER PROGRAM APPLICATION DEADLINE IS June 7, 2013, 5:00 PM

The Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT) seeks an intern in the General Relations (GR) Section to begin in July/August 2013. The CTOT represents Canada in Taiwan in the absence of official relations and is staffed by officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). This internship will provide the successful candidate with an in‐depth understanding of how an overseas mission puts Canadian diplomacy into practice.

The General Relations (GR) Section is responsible for providing wide‐angle, integrated policy advice and analysis on the full range of bilateral issues between Canada and Taiwan. It also provides mission-wide communications services, organizes public affairs activities, develops programming on public policy issues and promotes Canadian education and youth exchanges. An intern in the GR Section will: monitor Taiwan’s political and economic landscape, drafting timely reports on trends and events affecting Canada’s bilateral interests/activities in Taiwan; conduct advanced research covering various issues of interest including governance and democratic development, human rights (incl. LGBT issues), domestic politics, and security issues; create content, monitor and seek ways of improving the mission’s social media platform and other communications tools; assist with the planning and delivery of all aspects of incoming visits and mission events; develop special projects and perform other duties as required.

The internship is for a six month period. Please note that in exceptional cases, the duration of the internship may be shorter or longer than six months. The intern must be able to relocate to Taiwan. The costs associated with the internship (relocation, housing, and living expenses) are to be supported by the candidate. In accordance with Government of Canada policy, interns will not be eligible for benefits such as statutory holiday, overtime compensation, sick leave, etc. The candidate must complete a standard federal government security check before the internship begins.

Duration: Internships may be full or part time, with working hours to be determined in consultation with the CTOT intern supervisor.

Eligibility: Canadian citizenship or permanent residency required. Applicants should be comfortable working in a foreign environment. Excellent speaking and writing skills in English or French are essential; knowledge of written and/or spoken Mandarin is an asset. A Bachelor’s degree in Business, International Relations or any other fields related to the work of the Trade Section is required. The applicant must be a student or recent graduate from the University of Toronto.

HOW TO APPLY 

To be considered for an internship, applicants must submit the following: (1) applicant summary form; (2) CV, maximum 2 pages; (3) formal statement of interest – strictly one page – stating why you are interested and why you would make a good candidate; (4) complete and updated unofficial transcript.

Only complete applications will be accepted. Email submissions must be sent as a single word or pdf document to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca. The document title should be in the following format: “SURNAME Given name CTOT2013”. The subject line of the email should read “Internship position at CTOT”.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

Deadline: June 7, 2013, 5:00 PM

http://webapp.mcis.utoronto.ca/ai/pdfdoc/CTOTInternshipGR2013.pdf

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Posted January
16 2013

Academic, Employment: Lecturer – Munk One Coordinator and Master of Global Affairs Program

Academic Employment Opportunity

Requisition Title:            Lecturer – Munk One Coordinator and Master of Global Affairs Program

Job Field:                         Global Affairs

Faculty / Division:           Faculty of Arts and Science

Department:                    Munk School of Global Affairs

Campus:                          St. George (downtown Toronto)

 Job Posting:

Closing Date:                     February 15, 2013

Description:

The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto invites applications for a teaching-stream appointment in the area of Global Affairs. The appointment will be at the rank of Lecturer   and will begin on July 1, 2013.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in a related field by July 1, 2013, or soon thereafter. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching.   The successful applicant will be expected to teach 2.0 FCE in the Munk School, focussed on innovation and global problem-solving, in the newly established Munk One program and the Master of Global Affairs (MGA) program.  In addition, the incumbent will have administrative responsibilities for coordinating the Munk One program and serve as Deputy Director of the MGA program.   Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Appointments at the rank of Lecturer may be renewed annually to a maximum of five years. In the fifth year of service, Lecturers shall be reviewed and a recommendation made with respect to promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at: http://uoft.me/academicopportunities.  Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a writing sample.  If you have questions about this position, please contact Lucinda.Li@utoronto.ca.   All application materials should be submitted online.

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 at least three referees to send letters, at least one of which should comment on the candidate’s teaching, directly to the Munk School via email to the attention of Professor Ron Levi, Director, Master of Global Affairs program, Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, care of Lucinda Li at Lucinda.Li@utoronto.ca by the closing date February 15, 2013.

For more information about the Munk School of Global Affairs please visit our web page at www.munkschool.utoronto.ca

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

Deadline: February 15, 2013

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Posted November
2 2012

Academic, Employment: Job Posting – Assistant Professor – Economic Geography

Department of Geography and the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.

The Department of Geography and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto invite applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Economic Geography with expertise in Innovation, Technology, and Regional Economic Development. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2013.

We seek a dynamic scholar with an excellent track record whose work displays evidence of a strong interest in understanding how institutions, particularly research organizations shape innovation, technology and the dynamics of economic growth. Scholars with an understanding of the influence of institutions and actors at the city, region, national, and international levels will be of particular interest. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geography, or a related discipline and a superior teaching record. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is required.

The successful candidate will be cross-appointed to the Department of Geography (51%) and the Munk School of Global Affairs (49%) and will teach in both units at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Masters of Global Affairs degree at the Munk School is an exciting, new professional graduate degree designed to equip students with knowledge and skills for careers in government and international institutions, the private sector, and NGOs.

How to apply:
All qualified applicants are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Please include a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, a writing sample and teaching materials, a research statement and teaching statement and sample publications. If you have any questions about this position, please contact jobs@geog.utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online at http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/careers.htm

The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10MB) 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.htm.

Reference letters:
Three letters of reference, at least one of which should comment on the candidate’s teaching, should be sent directly by the referees to the attention of Professor Richard DiFrancesco, Acting Chair, Department of Geography at jobs@geog.utoronto.ca by Monday December 10, 2012.

The application deadline is Monday December 10, 2012

For more information about the Department of Geography, please visit our web page at http://www.geog.utoronto.ca. For more information about the Munk School of Global Affairs please visit our web page at http://www.munkschool.utoronto.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

 

Deadline: Monday December 10, 2012

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