Associate Professor - Social/Cultural Geography
University of Toronto Scarborough, Department of Human Geography

Associate Professor - Social/Cultural Geography

Job Field: Tenure Stream

Faculty / Division: University of Toronto Scarborough

Department: UTSC: Human Geography

Campus: Scarborough

Job Posting: Dec 22, 2018

Job Closing: Jan 31, 2019, 11:59pm EST


The Department of Human Geography at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Social/Cultural Geography. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor and will commence July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.


The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Geography or a related field, with a demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates who conduct research in one or more of the following areas: critical social/cultural theory, Black geographies, Indigenous geographies, feminist geographies, queer geographies, geographies of inequality, the politics of place, diaspora and transnational studies, and geographies of religion. We seek applicants considering these themes from contemporary or historical perspectives, as well as with qualitative or mixed methods experience.

The successful candidate will have an established international reputation, a record of innovative and independent research of the highest quality and success in attaining competitive external funding. Candidates will be expected to sustain and lead research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding and competitive, and externally funded research program Applicants will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.


Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference. The successful candidate will be expected to teach large introductory and senior undergraduate seminar courses, and supervise independent research of senior undergraduate students. Candidates must l have experience with mentorship, and will be expected to actively participate in departmental affairs and administration.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The appointment is in the Department of Human Geography at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Social/cultural geography is one of the Department’s three concentrations, the other two being environmental and urban geography. For more information about the Department of Human Geography, please visit The successful candidate also will become a member of the Tri-campus Graduate Department of Geography and Planning, and will teach and supervise graduate students in that department.

The University of Toronto Scarborough is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The University also offers opportunities to work in a range of collaborative programs and centers of research.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by visiting the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests; up to three representative publications; and a teaching dossier (including a teaching statement, 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 by the closing date. All application materials should be submitted online.


Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have questions about this position, please contact Sue-Ann Hicks at


All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by the closing date of January 31, 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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