Job Opportunity (Toronto) – Feminist & African Studies

Title: Assistant Professor – Tenure Stream – 0800817
Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Women and Gender Studies Institute

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Job Posting:23/Jul/08

Closing Date: 01/Nov/08 Open until filled

The Women and Gender Studies Institute (WGSI) and the Program in African
Studies at New College, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of
Toronto, invite applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of
Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2009.

The successful candidate will have a research program and teaching
experience in feminist studies with a focus on Africa. We especially
encourage applications from scholars in any discipline who will enhance
WGSI’s strengths in transnational feminist studies and the existing
African Studies Program at New College. We would welcome expertise in
the following areas, but not limited to: postcolonial studies or
literature; cultural production and media; migration and diasporas;
economics, geography, and the politics of the region.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. completed or near completion
in Women and Gender Studies, African Studies, or any relevant area,
demonstrated potential for excellence in research and in teaching. We
anticipate a teaching load equivalent to two full-year courses. The
majority of the teaching and administrative responsibilities will lie in
WGSI (70%), with one half course and light administrative
responsibilities in the African Studies program (30%). Salary will be
=2 0commensurate with qualifications and experience. Additional
information on the Institute and College can be obtained through the
World Wide Web at and  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.

Applications will be accepted online until November 1, 2008. We
encourage you to submit your application online by clicking on the link
below. Please ensure that you include a covering letter with a
curriculum vitae, a writing sample, an outline of your research program,
and a teaching portfolio including evaluations. Please arrange for three

letters of reference to be sent directly by the referees to the mailing
address below. If you are unable to apply online (or alternatively have
large documents to send), please submit your application and other
materials to: Prof Bonnie McElhinny, Director, Women and Gender Studies
Institute, 40 Willcocks Street, New College, University ot Toronto,
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1C6 CANADA

Please visit our home pages for more information about the Women and
Gender Studies Institute and the New College African Studies Program.


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