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University of Toronto: Assistant Professor Contemporary Comparativist

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    The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Contemporary Comparativist. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and will commence on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

    Applicants must have earned a PhD in Slavic literatures or cultures or a related area by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter and have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates who complement and strengthen our existing Departmental streams, including Czech, Polish, Russian, South Slavic, and Ukrainian. Areas of research specialization might include but are not limited to disciplines such as literature, film, new media, or new aesthetic theories, or topics such as the relation of culture and politics, the resurgence of religion, or the reemergence of nationalism. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both language and literature/culture in at least two of our streams, pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level, and establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

    Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

    Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier, a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

    Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a recent writing sample (of no more than 7000 words); and a teaching dossier to include a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations.

    Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to Anthoula Vlahakis at by the closing date.

    Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Donna Orwin at

    All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by October 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

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

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