University of Toronto - Mississauga, Historical Studies
Assistant Professor, Religion and Media
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The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Religion and Media at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence July 1, 2015.
Preference will be given to candidates who conduct research in any aspect of Religion and Media. This may include new media, multimedia, social media, print media, broadcast media or otherwise. Candidates should have the ability to comprehend and analyze the religious, historical, literary, cultural, performative and/or ritual contexts of the materials they study. Applicants with expertise in any religious tradition are welcome to apply. Research and teaching interests that complement and enhance existing departmental strengths would be an asset. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of excellence in and commitment to both research and teaching. A PhD in Religion is required by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter.
The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a broad range of courses from the introductory to advanced levels about diverse aspects of Religion and Media, contributing to the undergraduate program on the Mississauga campus, and will hold a graduate appointment at the Department for the Study of Religion or other appropriate Department on the St. George campus of the University of Toronto. The successful applicant will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s leading university. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is one of the most fascinating, diverse, and “livable” places in the world. Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Information about the Department of History and Historical Studies is available at: www.utm.utoronto.ca/historical-studies/ and www.history.utoronto.ca.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online on the University of Toronto Careers web site: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobsearch.ftl. Applications should be addressed to Professor Rebecca Wittmann, Chair, Department of Historical Studies, and must be submitted by October 31, 2014. The application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of academic writing, statement of research interests, all academic transcripts, and a teaching dossier (i.e. all teaching evaluations; sample syllabi, assignments and/or tests; descriptions of teaching strategies and innovations, etc.).
Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.
Arrangements should be made for three letters of reference, at least one of which must comment on the applicant’s teaching abilities, to be submitted by the deadline to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the candidate’s name and “Religion and Media Search” in the subject line. Questions about this position may be addressed to the same email address.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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