Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, CLTA (2 Year term) in Urban Planning (University of Toronto)

University of Toronto

Job title: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, CLTA (2 Year term) in Urban Planning (University of Toronto)
Hiring institution: University of Toronto
Location: Toronto, | Canada
Application deadline: 06/27/2024

The Department of Geography & Planning in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto (St. George campus) invites applications for a 2-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in Urban Planning with an anticipated start date of August 15, 2024, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a professional Master’s Degree in Planning, and a Ph.D. in Planning, or a closely related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. Applicants must also have expertise in some combination of the following theoretical, methodological, and/or topical areas: planning theory, environmental policy and planning, urban form and design, experiential/service learning, qualitative research methods, professional communication skills. Membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners (or eligibility for membership) will be considered an asset but is not required.

We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. Candidates must have teaching experience in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate level, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures in planning. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and a commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry can be provided by strong letters of reference; teaching awards and accolades; presentations at significant, discipline-relevant conferences; and in a teaching dossier which includes teaching accomplishments; a statement of teaching philosophy; sample course syllabi in Planning or relevant Geography courses; and teaching evaluations.

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.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of courses that may include introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses in urban planning for our graduate MSc. in Planning program and undergraduate programs in geography. The successful candidate will also be expected to undertake normal departmental service duties including various committee memberships, potential roles on undergraduate and graduate thesis committees, identifying possible internship opportunities in the area of planning, and contributing to the development of the planning curriculum.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is a tri-campus, research-intensive institution. This appointment is at the St. George campus, which is located in the heart of Toronto and offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The University also offers opportunities to work in a wide range of collaborative programs and centres of research. For more information about the Department of Geography & Planning, please visit our home page:

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 complete teaching dossier which includes a teaching statement, sample course syllabi and course materials in Planning or relevant Geography courses, and teaching evaluations. 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.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each referee the day after an application is submitted. Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit recent letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. At least one reference letter must primarily address the candidate’s teaching. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the candidate FAQ.

Submission guidelines can be found at Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Michael Widener at

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by Thurs. June 27, 2024.

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

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