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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, TEACHING STREAM – CLTA – POLISH LANGUAGE, LITERATURE & CULTURE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
10 February 2022 at 3:05 pm #2461
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – CLTA – Polish Language, Literature & Culture
Date Posted: 02/02/2022
Closing Date: 03/09/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 22252
Job Category: Faculty – Teaching Stream, Contractually Limited Term Appointment
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a three-year contractually limited term appointment (CLTA) at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in Polish Language, Literature and Culture beginning July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter, and ending on June 30, 2025.
Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Polish Culture or a related field by the time of appointment. The candidate must show excellence in teaching the Polish language, literature and culture at a North American university. Candidates must have teaching expertise in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate program level, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in pedagogical practices and a demonstrated interest in teaching‐related scholarly activities. Excellent (native or near-native) knowledge of Polish and English is required, as well as knowledge of current teaching methodologies, culture-based instruction, and use of technology.
We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing program strengths. For more information about the Department of Slavic Languages, please visit our home page at: http://sites.utoronto.ca/slavic/<https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsites.utoronto.ca%2Fslavic%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cnewsnet%40PITT.EDU%7Cd863495624104265a14708d9eb3c1124%7C9ef9f489e0a04eeb87cc3a526112fd0d%7C1%7C0%7C637799465526745568%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=UNSB0oim4j6ilC467FTfoO%2F8z6smf8hVX3aBu37jsqw%3D&reserved=0>. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in language, literature and culture (both in the original and in translation). In addition, the candidate will be expected to organize Polish extra-curricular events.
Evidence of excellence in teaching and a commitment to the pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below) as well as 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 respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a complete teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations and sample syllabi/course materials.
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 once 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. At least one reference letter must primarily address the candidate’s teaching.
Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply<https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fuoft.me%2Fhow-to-apply&data=04%7C01%7Cnewsnet%40PITT.EDU%7Cd863495624104265a14708d9eb3c1124%7C9ef9f489e0a04eeb87cc3a526112fd0d%7C1%7C0%7C637799465526745568%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=eKQ9Q%2BCo7hPolmXmZGFdyNvptSP%2F45l4wa5Ciu2NIxM%3D&reserved=0>. Any inquiries about the position should be sent to the Department Interim Chair, Professor Taras Koznarsky, at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:%email@example.com> . All application materials must be submitted online.
All application materials, including reference letters, must be received in the department by March 9, 2022.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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 http://uoft.me/UP<https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fuoft.me%2FUP&data=04%7C01%7Cnewsnet%40PITT.EDU%7Cd863495624104265a14708d9eb3c1124%7C9ef9f489e0a04eeb87cc3a526112fd0d%7C1%7C0%7C637799465526745568%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=w736wEjfsTg%2FcFNWa9G9B09uuBCQcMsPpfekDEfVU7A%3D&reserved=0>.
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.
If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.
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