All Recent Opportunity Postings from the American Studies:


Posted October
31 2018

Academic: Associate Professor – Tenure Stream

The Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in the area of Migration Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor and will commence on July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter. The appointment is contingent upon a successful tenure review. The successful candidate will also be eligible to be appointed as the newly established endowed Munk Chair in Immigration.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in any relevant field, including but not limited to: migration studies, political science, sociology, economics, law, anthropology, geography, or contemporary history. The School seeks a scholar with a strong background in migration studies. We are particularly interested in candidates who attend to issues of public policy in their teaching and research. Regional specialization is open, as is disciplinary background. Preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on more than one country. A demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching is required. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths: https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/. Candidates should have an established international reputation based on a scholarly record of excellence appropriate to their career stage 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 as 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 demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample course syllabi, teaching evaluations, graduate supervisions, as well as strong letters of reference. A demonstrated commitment to graduate education and mentorship are required. The successful candidate will teach full-time in the Master of Global Affairs and Master of Public Policy programs. In addition, they will be part of the Global Migration Lab: https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/program/global-migration-lab/. Collaboration with colleagues in disciplinary departments of the University of Toronto is encouraged and the successful candidate may apply for a non-budgetary cross-appointment to their disciplinary department. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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 and immigration-intensive cities, and offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most vibrant intellectual and cultural settings in the world. For more information about the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and our research and teaching profiles, please visit our home page at https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, a writing sample (of no more than 30 pages), and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations.

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 Professor Randall Hansen, Interim Director, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto, at munkschool.director@utoronto.ca. Letters must be submitted by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have questions about this position, please contact munkschool.director@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 6th, 2018.

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. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online.

Deadline: December 6, 2018

https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1804219&tz=GMT-04%3A00

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Posted October
31 2018

Academic: Associate Professor – full-time tenure-stream

The Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in the area of Applied Economics. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor, and will commence on July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter. The appointment is contingent upon a successful tenure review. The successful candidate will also be eligible to be appointed as the newly established endowed Munk Chair in Economics.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in Economics or a related area, with a demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching in any field of applied economics. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths: https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/. Candidates 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 will have an established international reputation in research. Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by sustained high-impact contributions and a publication record in top-ranked Economics and field-relevant academic journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at major conferences, prestigious awards and accolades from within the field, evidence of an extensive externally funded program of research, 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 demonstrated through teaching accomplishments (including PhD supervision), the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference. The successful candidate will teach in both our professional graduate programs: the Master of Global Affairs (MGA) and Master of Public Policy (MPP). She or he must be able to teach micro and macroeconomics to MGA and MPP students with a wide range of backgrounds and interests, as well as applied economics courses in either program. 

The successful candidate will enjoy working in an interdisciplinary School of global affairs and public policy and may apply for a non-budgetary cross-appointment with the Department of Economics.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information about the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto St. George campus, please visit our home page at https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, up to three working papers (of no more than 30 pages each), and a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample of course syllabi, and teaching evaluations). Please note that paper applications will not be accepted.

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 Professor Randall Hansen, Interim Director, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto, at munkschool.director@utoronto.ca. Letters must be submitted by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have questions about this position, please contact munkschool.director@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 6, 2018.

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.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online.

Deadline: December 6, 2018

https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1804216&tz=GMT-04%3A00

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Posted October
18 2018

Academic, Employment: Teaching Assistant Position: USA300H1S

AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM – ST. GEORGE – POSTING
Posting Date: October 18, 2018
Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: November 12, 2018

The American Studies undergraduate program is seeking one Teaching Assistant for the following course in the Winter 2019 semester:

USA300H1S: Theories and Methods in American Studies
Instructor: Dr. A. Rahr; Thursdays 12-2 pm
This course, required for majors and minors, but open to all who have met the prerequisites, explores a range of approaches to the field of American Studies. Students will be introduced to some of the many ‘theories and methods’ that have animated the field of American Studies, including historical methods; formal analysis of visual and literary texts; and key concepts, such as commodity chain analysis, ‘race,’ ‘commodity,’ ‘gender,’ ‘diaspora,’ and ‘affect.’

Description of Duties: Designing tutorials in consultation with the instructor; teaching tutorials; marking/grading student papers and examinations; holding office hours for academic counselling of students.
Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

Enrollment: The estimated course enrollment is a maximum of 60 students.One Teaching Assistant will be hired; the appointment size, and number of hours, varies with the entitlement of the hired graduate student assistant.

Number of tutorial sections and dates/times: Maximum of 2; Thursdays: 2:00-3:00pm and 3:00-4:00pm.

Hours of work: Approx. 110 hours in total

Qualifications: Teaching experience in leading tutorials as well as an Americanist research focus are preferred. First consideration will be given to full-time graduate students at the University of Toronto.

Rate of Pay: $45.33 per hour (+ 4% vacation pay). Salary and qualifications are per the latest agreement with CUPE, Local 3902; standards and policies regarding the agreement are available in the Centre for the Study of the United States and in the CUPE Local 3902 office.

Final availability of the position is contingent upon enrollment, budgetary consideration, and the determination of appointments as governed by the collective agreement.

Application Process: Applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V. (including previous teaching evaluations, if applicable), and the names of two referees by November 12, 2018. Please submit applications electronically to Prof. Nic Sammond at csus.director@utoronto.ca.

If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact csus@utoronto.ca.

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.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The Departmental Hiring Policy is available in the Department office and in the CUPE Local 3902 office.

Deadline: November 12, 2018

http://unit1.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/posting/usa300h1s-theories-and-methods-in-american-studies/

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Posted July
12 2018

Academic: Japan Endowed Chair

The University of Toronto invites applications for a joint tenure-stream, endowed chair appointment in the Department of Political Science (51%) and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (49%) in the area of Japanese Politics and Global Affairs. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor and will commence July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in politics, government, international relations, or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment and be able to provide evidence of innovative research excellence of an internationally competitive calibre, as evidenced by a record of publications in leading outlets in the field, presentations at significant conferences, accolades or awards, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

Candidates should have an established international reputation based on a scholarly record of excellence appropriate to their career stage. Evidence of excellence in teaching and a demonstrated commitment to graduate education and mentorship are required. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by strong letters of reference, teaching evaluations, graduate supervision, dossier and/or syllabi submitted as part of the application. The ideal candidate will focus on Japanese politics (including political history) in comparative and international perspective, Japanese policy in global and regional context, or international relations and contemporary Japan.

The appointment will be contingent upon a successful tenure review. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We seek applications from candidates whose research program fits well with the Department and with the global focus of the Munk School. The appointee will contribute to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students in both the Department and the School. The opportunity is also available to direct a new Centre for the Study of Global Japan established in the School to stimulate collaborative scholarship and public outreach.

We encourage applicants to review both academic units’ research and teaching profiles prior to applying. Please visit our home pages: Department of Political Science http://politics.utoronto.ca/; Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy https://www.munkschool.utoronto.ca/.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining current and future research interests. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Sari Sherman at chair.polisci@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted through the University of Toronto’s online application system. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters (on letterhead, signed and scanned) directly to the Chair of the search committee in the Department of Political Science, Professor Antoinette Handley, via e-mail at chair.polisci@utoronto.ca by the closing date, October 9, 2018.

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

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Deadline: October 9, 2018

http://uoft.me/how-to-apply

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Posted June
21 2018

Academic: Postdoctoral Fellow

The Applied Moral Psychology lab (PI: Dr. Laura Niemi, Assistant Professor, Social Psychology and Global Justice) is looking to hire a full-time (with benefits) Postdoctoral Fellow in the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. The term of appointment is for one year beginning approximately September 2018, with the possibility to extend for an additional year. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to contribute to the research program of the lab by conducting research involving novel applications of moral psychology findings and basic research on moral cognition. This includes contributing to ongoing projects at the intersection of political/social psychology and the psychology of language. A variety of research approaches are welcome, such as text analysis, field-based studies, in-lab and web-based experiments.

Applications are encouraged from those with:

  •  Expertise conducting research in a relevant field such as social psychology, moral psychology, and/or the psychology of language, acquired through PhD or post-doctoral experience.
  • Team approach and leadership ability, as evidenced by collaborative research practices, ability to deliver open and constructive scholarly feedback, and an interest in helping with the start-up of the lab and research program.
  • Extensive know-how in research design, reproducible and transparent research practices, participant recruitment, data management, statistical analysis, and scientific writing — and an interest in mentoring junior lab members in these areas.
  • Excellent follow-through, as evidenced by first-author publications.Applicants should send the following to laura.niemi@utoronto.ca with the subject line: Postdoc Application (Last Name)
  • Current CV
  • Cover letter that describes their research interests and their relevance to lab’s research program
  •  Up to 2 publications
  •  List of three referencesApplications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on June 11, 2018 until the position is filled. Email with questions about the position (Contact Name: Laura Niemi, Ph.D.; email: laura.niemi@utoronto.ca). Location: St. George Campus, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto.

Deadline: open until filled

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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 G7@utoronto.ca or the G20 Research Group at G20@utoronto.ca.

Deadline: Open

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