[URBANTH-L]FW: position in women's studies and African studies

Gaudio, Rudolf Rudolf.Gaudio at purchase.edu
Tue Oct 7 23:47:34 EDT 2008

Dear all,

The University of Toronto is advertising a position in women's studies  
and African studies.  Area of specialization is open.

Women and Gender Studies/African Studies Tenure Stream Faculty Position

The Women and Gender Studies Institute (WGSI) and the Program in  
African Studies at New College, Faculty of Arts and Science,  
University of Toronto, invite applications for a tenure-stream  
position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2009.

The successful candidate will have a research program and teaching  
experience in feminist studies with a focus on Africa. We especially  
encourage applications from scholars in any discipline who will  
enhance WGSI's strengths in transnational feminist studies and the  
existing  African Studies Program at New College.  We would welcome  
expertise in the following areas, but not limited to: postcolonial  
studies or literature; cultural production and media; migration and  
diasporas; economics, geography, and the politics of the region.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. completed or near  
completion in Women and Gender Studies, African Studies, or any  
relevant area, demonstrated potential for excellence in research and  
in teaching. We anticipate a teaching load equivalent to two full-year  
courses. The majority of the teaching and administrative  
responsibilities will lie in WGSI (70%), with one half course and  
light administrative responsibilities in the African Studies program  
(30%). Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  
Additional information on the Institute and College can be obtained  
through our respective websites: http://www.utoronto.ca/wgsi/ and http://www.newcollege.utoronto.ca/ 

Applications will be accepted online until 1 November, 2008. We  
encourage you to submit your application online at: http://www.jobs.utoronto.ca/faculty.htm 
  See Ad# 800817.

Please ensure that you include a covering letter with a curriculum  
vitae, a writing sample, an outline of your research program, and a  
teaching portfolio including evaluations. Please arrange for three  
letters of reference to be sent directly by the referees to the  
mailing address below. If you are unable to apply online (or  
alternatively have large documents to send), please submit your  
application and other materials to:

Professor Bonnie McElhinny,

Director, Women and Gender Studies Institute,

New College, 40 Willcocks Street

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario,


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.

Bonnie McElhinny
Associate Professor, Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies

Director, Women and Gender Studies Institute


WGSI:  Rm 2033, Wilson Hall, New College
Ph:   416-946-383; Fax:  416-946-5561

Anthropology Office:  Room 364, Anthropology Building, 19 Russell St.
Ph:  416-978-3297


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