Free open Job in North, South & Central America Assistant Professor – South Asian Literatures at University of Toronto Mississauga

The Department of English and Drama at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in South Asian Literatures. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2019 or shortly thereafter. 

Candidates with expertise in South Asian literatures of any period will be considered. We are most interested in applications from scholars whose research is focused on Anglophone South Asian literatures but whose courses will integrate Anglophone writing with South Asian literatures from a range of periods and traditions (in translation where necessary). 

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in literature or a closely related field by the time of appointment or soon thereafter. Excellence in teaching and research is required. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. 

Candidates must have a record of scholarly accomplishment including publications with highly ranked academic journals and presses and other evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by forthcoming and/or in print publications meeting high international standards, a submitted research statement, presentations at major conferences, fellowships or other research awards, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching through documented teaching accomplishments, teaching evaluations, sample course syllabi, strong letters of reference, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. 

The successful candidate will be a full member of the Graduate Department of English, which consists of faculty from the University’s three campuses (UTM, University of Toronto Scarborough, and the Faculty of Arts and Science). Duties will consist of research; the supervision of PhD dissertations; and teaching undergraduate courses at the Mississauga campus and graduate classes at the St. George campus. For further information on the UTM Department of English and Drama, the tri-campus Graduate Department of English, and the University of Toronto, see, and 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and sample course syllabi), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a substantial writing sample of no more than 25 pages. 

Equity and diversity are among UTM’s core values and are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a one to two page statement about their contributions to equity and diversity in the communities to which they belong, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on marginalized literatures; the development of inclusive pedagogies; or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups. 

Submission guidelines can be found at: 

Please submit attachments in PDF format only. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in the following format: 

  1. letter, CV, research statement, statement on contributions to equity and diversity, teaching dossier;
  2. writing sample. 

Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent directly by the referee–on official letterhead, signed and scanned–by email to 

All application materials including letters of reference are due by 1 November, 2018. 

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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