Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Digital and Public History

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Digital and Public History

Date Posted: 11/09/2020
Closing Date: 12/14/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 445
Job Category: Faculty – Teaching Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Scarborough
Department: Department of Historical and Cultural Studies
Campus:University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)


The Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in the field of Digital and Public History. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

We seek individuals with the demonstrated ability to enhance our students’ educational experience through the development of critical, community-engaged historical research, awareness of the ends of historical knowledge production both globally and locally, and a range of digital analysis and presentation skills that can be deployed in the pursuit of equity and scholarship.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in History or in a related field by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter with a demonstrated engagement with digital and public historical methods, and a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths. Candidates must have teaching expertise in a degree granting program at the undergraduate levels, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities.

Applicants must be prepared to teach courses in digital and public history across all levels of undergraduate instruction, from large survey courses to research-intensive seminars. They also must be prepared to offer a second-year course in Critical Writing and Research for Historians and to spearhead the development of writing-enhanced courses for students pursuing our major and specialist programs. The successful candidate’s courses will integrate the teaching of expository skills with the development of digital tools, skills and methods, as well as numeracy and quantitative reasoning skills. Whereas candidates’ field of specialization is open, we are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in community-engaged scholarship, and/or a focus on histories of food, environments, science and technology, and social-justice approaches to Indigenous, racialized, and subaltern knowledge production.

The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry, including the capacity to expertly bring current historiographical debates, concepts, and research methods to the undergraduate classroom. Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry will be provided through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

Candidates must also show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.



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