The University of Toronto’s Urban Studies Program at Innis College in the Faculty of Arts & Science invites applications for a full-time, teaching stream position in the field of Urban Studies with a specialization in community-engaged learning. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2021.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Urban Studies, or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. Candidates must have at least three years of experience teaching at the post-secondary level. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities. We seek candidates with extensive knowledge of contemporary urban theory and action. We are looking for an individual who is a creative and thoughtful teacher and familiar with community-engaged learning and other active-learning pedagogies. The successful candidate will also have an interest in community engagement and research, and will support and mentor undergraduate Urban Studies students. Expertise in research methods and knowledge of challenges facing cities at a global scale would be an asset. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths.

Ideally, the candidate will be equipped to teach any number of courses currently offered by the program, a listing of which appears on the program website, The candidate must have experience teaching a range of courses, from lecture-based survey courses to seminars, and, preferably, possess experience supervising teaching assistants. The candidate will also be expected to teach select courses within the core curriculum of the program, which may include INI 236H and INI 342H. The successful candidate will be expected to take on an active role within the Urban Studies Program and at Innis College.

Candidates must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching as demonstrated by strong endorsements from referees, teaching accomplishments highlighted as part of the application, awards and accolades, a statement outlining teaching philosophy, and the teaching dossier to include a list of course, taught, course syllabi and teaching evaluations.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining documentation into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Applications should include:

  1. a cover letter of no more than two single-spaced pages, and containing a concise articulation of the candidate’s teaching philosophy;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. a teaching dossier containing a list of courses taught, course syllabi, and teaching evaluations;
  4. an example of published teaching-related scholarship not exceeding twenty pages (10,000 words).

Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of recommendation focusing on teaching experience, and teaching-related scholarship abilities sent directly by the referee to, addressed to Charlie Keil, Principal, Innis College, and Chair of Search Committee. PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.

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. 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.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received before the closing date of May 20, 2021.

All inquiries should be directed to Maitri Vosko, Assistant to the Principal (

The University of Toronto is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities and, with its multicultural student body and cosmopolitan setting, it offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the world’s most diverse and dynamic cities.

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, LGBTQ2S+ 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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