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Assistant Professor, Francophone Canadian or Indigenous Literatures

University of Toronto at Mississauga, Language Studies Department

Job Title: Assistant Professor, Francophone Canadian or Indigenous Literatures
Job Location: Mississauga , Ontario
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Humanities: Languages & literature
Application Closing Date: January 15, 2018
Date Posted: 2017-11-29
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant Professor, Francophone Canadian or Indigenous Literatures
University of Toronto at Mississauga, Language Studies Department

The Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Francophone Canadian and/or Francophone indigenous literatures at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position start date is July 1st, 2018.

Job Requirements

Qualified candidates must have a PhD in French literature with a focus on francophone Canadian and/or indigenous literatures by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter. Duties will include teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as supervision of graduate students.

The successful candidate will be expected to mount and maintain a productive research agenda, and participate in the academic life of the department.

The department is looking for a strong candidate with a proven record of academic and teaching excellence. S/he is expected to develop and maintain a successful, innovative and independent program of externally funded research.

Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated through publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, a research pipeline that is at high international levels, presentations at major conferences, awards and accolades.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, students’ evaluations, letters of reference, and a solid teaching dossier submitted as part of the application.

Candidates must have a native or near-native fluency in French, as well as a strong command of oral and written English are required.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Application Information:

For further details and to apply online please visit

To ensure consideration, applicants must submit all application materials online by January 15, 2018.

Complete applications will include:

  1. a curriculum vitae;
  2. a cover letter including a description of future research plans;
  3. a teaching dossier with a detailed statement outlining a teaching philosophy, a list of courses taught, course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and a proposal for a new literature course proposal intended for advanced undergraduates in French Studies;
  4. one writing sample of no more than 30pp;
  5. three recent letters of reference, one of which must comment on the applicant’s teaching abilities. Letters of reference should be addressed to Professor Emmanuel Nikiema, Chair of the Search Committee, and sent directly by writer to langstudies.chair@utoronto.ca by the closing date.

Please, ensure the candidate’s name and “Francophone Literatures Search” are included in the subject line and that letters are on letterhead, signed, dated and scanned.

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2018.

For inquires about this position, please contact Joanna Szewczyk, Assistant to the Chair, at joanna.szewczyk@utoronto.ca

For more information about the Department of Language Studies, please visit our homepage at http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/language-studies/

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply . We strongly recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of color, 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.

When inquiring or applying for this position, please also reference AcademicCareers.com.

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at the University of Toronto at Mississauga and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers-Canada.com or www.AcademicCareers.com or www.UniversityJobsCanada.com

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Chair of the Search Committee as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on www.AcademicCareers.com. Thank you.

Chair of the Search Committee
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