Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - CLTA - Anthropology, Society, Culture and Language

The Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a two-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in Society, Culture and Language beginning July 1, 2021 or shortly thereafter, ending June 30, 2023.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in Social-Cultural Anthropology or a related area by the time of the appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and enhance existing departmental strengths ( Candidates must have teaching expertise in a degree granting program at the undergraduate level, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities. Candidates must be able to demonstrate experience teaching large introductory courses in social-cultural and linguistic and/or medical anthropology. Regional focus is open, but expertise in Indigenous North America or Africa and the African Diaspora, and digital ethnographic methods, is preferred. In addition to instructing large introductory courses, they will have the opportunity to offer upper-level courses in their area of expertise.

As part of the application, candidates must provide evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry by submitting a teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and any pedagogical training received, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as three strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier as outlined above.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three referees. Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee to the hiring unit via email at by the closing date (on letterhead, dated, and signed). PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose 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): teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Submission guidelines can be found at If you have any questions about this position, please contact Ms. Juliana Gomes, Assistant to the Chair at

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by February 22, 2021.

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

Diversity Statement

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

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

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