Assistant Professor in Museum Studies

University of Toronto

Canada

 

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Information

Department: Faculty of Information

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Description:

The Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto invites applications for a two-year Contractually Limited-Term Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the area of Museum Studies, beginning on July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter, and ending on June 30, 2021.

The CLTA would be a contributor to museum and academic communities' understanding of: exhibition development, curation, audience engagement, and/or access and inclusion within a range of cultural institutions; or, museum management and leadership, with interests in sustainability, advocacy, transitional justice, climate action, accessibility, inclusion, and/or global heritage initiatives.

Candidates must have a Master’s level degree, in Museum Studies, or a related field. The successful candidate must also have a Ph.D. in Anthropology, Art History, Cultural Studies, History, Museum Studies, or a relevant field at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, or an advanced masters in the field and an exceptional portfolio of professional work, in or for cultural institutions, and an outstanding record of excellence in teaching. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing strengths. The successful candidate must have previous experience teaching at the graduate or undergraduate level including syllabus and curriculum development and the successful use of experiential learning pedagogies, strong endorsements from referees, excellent communication and expository skills, demonstrated interest in teaching related scholarly activities and demonstrated ability to expertly incorporate praxis into graduate courses, and demonstrated excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated by strong endorsements from referees of high standing, teaching accomplishments, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, to include a teaching statement, teaching evaluations, and sample course syllabi and select course materials. The successful candidate must also demonstrate the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues on our graduate courses and programs. Teaching duties are in the professional graduate program, and will include mainly courses in the Master of Museum Studies Program.

Information about the University of Toronto Faculty of Information is available at: http://www.ischool.utoronto.ca.

Salary is to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications must be submitted online at the link below. A completed application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae,a creative and coherent teaching dossier (to include a teaching statement, teaching evaluations, sample course syllabi, and select course materials). Please note that paper applications will not be accepted. If you have questions about this position please contact the Associate Dean, Academic, Prof. Kelly Lyons at dean.ischool@utoronto.ca. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference (signed and on letterhead) to be sent directly to the Faculty by the closing date, which comment specifically on the applicant’s experience in teaching and curriculum development. These letters should be sent to dean.ischool@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by April 22, 2019.

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 http://uoft.me/UP.

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


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