University of Toronto - Scarborough, Historical and Cultural Studies
Professor, South Asian History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Position:||Administrator, Full Professor|
The Department of Historical and Cultural Studies of the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenured position at the rank of Full Professor in the historical study of South Asia with particular focus on women, gender, and empire. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2013.
Applicants must demonstrate excellence in research and teaching, as well as experience in academic leadership. Special consideration will be given to applicants whose teaching and research methods engage with a multidisciplinary department that includes historians, gender and women’s studies scholars, and area studies (including Asian) specialists. Applicants will be expected to assume a departmental leadership position by July 1, 2014.
The successful candidate will draw upon, develop, and expand the department’s present strengths in one or more of social, cultural, intellectual, and comparative history as well as histories of gender, race, colonialism/empire, diaspora and nationalism. The department particularly encourages applications from scholars who can contribute to interdisciplinary teaching, research, and programming. The candidate will be responsible for the development of a range of undergraduate courses, including a thematic course in global/world history to be taught occasionally and a transnational South Asian survey course. As a full member of the integrated tri-campus Graduate History Department of the University of Toronto, the successful candidate will supervise graduate students and supervise masters and doctoral theses. S/he will be expected to provide leadership in relevant trans-disciplinary programs, initiatives, public events, and in the potential development of graduate programs. S/he will develop an independently funded program of research. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a writing sample, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and sample syllabi relevant to the position), and a statement outlining current and future research interests. If you have questions about this position, please contact Prof. Daniel Bender, Chair, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at SouthAsianSearch@utsc.utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online.
The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.
Applicants should also ask three referees to email letters directly to the Department at SouthAsianSearch@utsc.utoronto.ca.
The closing date for applications is September 30, 2012.
UTSC is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment and a multicultural student body speaking a wide range of languages. The university offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. Additional information on the Department can be found at http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~humdiv/index.html and on the tri-campus Graduate Department of History at http://www.history.utoronto.ca/.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Prof. Daniel Bender, Chair
|Primary Category:||South Asian History / Studies
Asian History / Studies
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies
Cultural History / Studies
Social History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
World History / Studies