Associate Professor of Social Science

University of Toronto



Associate Professor/Professor and Munk-Trinity Chair in International Relations & Global Economics

Date Posted: 07/27/2023
Closing Date: 09/14/2023, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 32597
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)




The Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of International Relations & Global Economics. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2024, or shortly thereafter.  The successful candidate may be appointed as the endowed Munk-Trinity Chair in International Relations & Global Economics for a five-year term.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in any social sciences or humanities field and have demonstrated expertise relating to Global Economics, with a clearly demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. The Munk School seeks a scholar whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance one or more of our existing strengths, which include the Future of Democratic Societies, the Changing World Order, the Political Economy of Innovation, and the Digital World. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, externally funded research program. The Committee especially welcomes candidates whose work focuses on macroeconomics, international political economy, global finance and global economic migration. 

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked disciplinary and/or field-relevant academic journals or academic presses, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the field, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.  
Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, through the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a teaching statement, sample course materials, teaching evaluations, and through endorsements of teaching in the letters of reference.  

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 teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including in the Munk School’s professional graduate programs (the Master of Global Affairs and the Master of Public Policy) to students from a wide range of academic backgrounds and interests and will also expand teaching capacity in Trinity College.  The successful candidate will have experience or demonstrable interest in a professional school and/or in an interdisciplinary environment.
Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
For more information about the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto St. George campus, please visit our home page at 
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; writing sample; teaching dossier (including a teaching statement and sample course materials and teaching evaluations); and a research statement outlining current and future research interests. 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.


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 after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. 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 the PDF/MS Word format.  If you have any questions about this position, please contact
All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by September 14, 2023.


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


Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.


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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