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Posted October
13 2017

Academic, Employment: Assistant Professor – Teaching Stream for the Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice

Posting date: October 13, 2017
Closing date for receipt of applications: November 27, 2017

The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto invites applications for a teaching-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, in the field of Peace, Conflict and Justice. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2018.

The School seeks a scholar with an emerging record of exceptional teaching and pedagogical research, with experience and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical enquiry and teaching innovation. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in any field, with a focus on peace, conflict,and justice, by date of appointment or shortly thereafter.

Evidence of excellence in teaching is necessary, as demonstrated through strong letters of reference, teaching evaluations, and the teaching dossier also submitted here as part of the application. Candidates should also provide evidence of pedagogical research of an internationally competitive calibre, as evidenced by publications in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees.

The successful candidate will be expected to be committed to both undergraduate and graduate education. Applicants should also show well-articulated and innovative pedagogical practices and research and teaching interests that speak to the broad field of global peace, conflict, and justice. Areas of specialization could include post-conflict labour markets, poverty and inequality as drivers of conflict, and the effects of economic inequality. The School is particularly interested in a candidate with interests in the global south.

The successful candidate will be appointed in the Munk School of Global Affairs. The Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice hosts an undergraduate program that attracts outstanding students. The successful candidate would be expected to teach in the Peace, Conflict and Justice program. Collaboration with colleagues in disciplinary departments of the University of Toronto is encouraged.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a teaching statement, course evaluations, as well as samples of syllabus), a statement outlining current and future pedagogical research interests, and a writing sample. If you have questions about this position, please contact Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF format.

In addition to the online submission, applicants must also arrange for at least three referees to e-mail letters (PDF format, signed, on letterhead) directly to the department via email to the attention of Professor Randall Hansen, Interim Director, Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, at Letters must be submitted by the closing date of November 27, 2017.

For more information about the Munk School of Global Affairs please visit us at

The University of Toronto is a preeminent research university and located at the center of one of North America’s largest and the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, offering the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most vibrant intellectual and cultural settings in the world.

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.

Closing Date: November 27, 2017

Deadline: November 27, 2017

Posted September
23 2017

Research: Researchers and Compliance Analysts for the G7 and G20 Research Groups

The G7 Research Group and the G20 Research Group based at the Munk School of Global Affairs always welcome volunteer Researchers and Compliance Analysts. The Research Groups conduct various research projects, including analyzing compliance with commitments made at G7 and G20 summits on issues related to climate change, gender equality, trade, global macroeconomic issues, financial regulatory reform, corruption, energy and many other issues. Other research projects might involve analyzing media coverage or civil society engagement in the G7 and G20 process. The two groups serve as the world’s leading independent sources of research and analysis on the G7 and the G20.

The Summit Studies sections of the G7 and G20 Research Groups are responsible for producing the annual and final compliance reports for each summit. These reports are published on the G7 Information Centre website and the G20 Information Centre website and distributed to the participating governments, international organizations, civil society and other stakeholders as well as to the media. The Summit Studies sections oversee the recruitment process for those volunteers, as well as for other projects they have developed.

Other research opportunities may be available through the G7 Research Group and the G20 Research Group. These might focus on specific issues and involve retroactive compliance or econometric analysis as well as other tasks.

Compliance Analyst:

Compliance analysts are responsible for writing, editing and updating analytical reports on G7 or G20 members’ compliance with the commitments they make at annual summits. Compliance analysts are responsible for conducting research on and writing 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 members they are assessing.

Compliance analysts are expected to:

  • Conduct thorough research on their commitments and members;
  • 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 related issues;
  • Submit their reports by assigned deadlines;
  • Follow up on any requests made by their lead analysts before and after their assigned deadlines; and
  • 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 G7 or G20 Research Group Field Team or Home Team.

The Summit Studies section recruits volunteers at the start of each academic year, but there can be opportunities to participate throughout the year. Participants do not need to be students at the University of Toronto, nor do they have to be geographically based in Toronto. To inquire about getting involved, please contact the G7 Research Group at or the G20 Research Group at

Deadline: Open



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