Assistant Professor – Contractual Limited Term Appointment – Urban Innovation

University of Toronto

Date Posted: 09/19/2023
Closing Date: 11/20/2023, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 33747
Job Class: School – Contractually Restricted Time period Appointment
School/Division: College of Toronto Mississauga
Division: UTM: Inst. for Administration & Innovation
Campus: College of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)


The Institute for Administration and Innovation  (IMI) on the College of Toronto Mississauga  (UTM) invitations functions for a 2-year contractually restricted time period appointment (CLTA) place on the rank of Assistant Professor within the space of City Innovation. The appointment is anticipated to start July 1, 2024.

Candidates should have earned a PhD diploma in city research, financial geography, political science, planning or a associated area by the appointment date or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated document of excellence in analysis and educating. The profitable candidate will likely be anticipated to conduct analysis and educate and contribute to – the Grasp of City Innovation  (MUI), which focuses on city financial growth, group capability constructing, innovation administration, native and regional governance, and the social sustainability of city economies. Candidates should be comfy with utilized and experiential studying approaches within the classroom, together with managing client-based capstone initiatives and have the flexibility to show in two or extra of the next areas: social sustainability of cities, city and regional financial growth, city politics and governance, and concrete sustainability. Choice will likely be given to candidates which have a document of group engagement, utilized skilled expertise, and some educating in knowledgeable diploma program.

Candidates should present proof of analysis excellence which may be demonstrated by a document of publications in top-ranked and area related journals or forthcoming publications assembly excessive worldwide requirements, the submitted analysis assertion, displays at tutorial conferences, awards and accolades, and powerful endorsements from referees of excessive scholarly standing.

Proof of excellence in educating will likely be offered by way of educating accomplishments, the educating file (with required supplies outlined beneath) submitted as a part of the appliance, in addition to sturdy letters of reference. The profitable candidate will show a dedication to constructing IMI’s sturdy tradition {of professional} graduate schooling and experiential, practice-based and utilized studying.  Total, the profitable candidate’s analysis and educating experience will align with MUI’s targets, together with coaching our college students to develop a deeper understanding of the essential connections between city innovation, city politics and governance, the problem of reaching equitable and inclusive development, and avoiding the pitfalls of precarious employment in innovation-driven city economies. 

The Institute for Administration & Innovation (IMI)  encourages collaboration and empowers transformational, inter-disciplinary  considering to mix and share data and uncover new and higher options to the world’s depraved issues. IMI’s college are world class students from a variety of disciplines, together with administration, political science, economics, planning, geography, and chemistry. IMI is dwelling to UTM’s skilled graduate and undergraduate teaching programs, which goal to develop innovation-focused leaders who will contribute to making a extra sustainable world. IMI’s interdisciplinary applications mix enterprise, pure/bodily sciences, and social sciences, and are distinctive of their concentrate on experiential and utilized studying. IMI college members contribute to graduate applications together with: Grasp of Forensic Accounting (MFAcc) ; Grasp of Administration of Innovation (MMI) ; Grasp of Administration & Skilled Accounting (MMPA) ; Grasp of Science in Sustainability Administration (MScSM) Grasp of Biotechnology (MBiotech) ; and Grasp of City Innovation (MUI) ; and undergraduate applications together with: Minor in Enterprise, Science, and Entrepreneurship , and the Certificates in World Sustainability . IMI is dwelling to the BigDataAIHUB , UTM’s enterprise incubator, the ICUBE , and delivers impactful govt teaching programs by way of IMIx .  

The profitable candidate will likely be inspired to take part in analysis {and professional} growth initiatives, have a chance to have interaction in UofT and IMI-wide programming, and affiliate with a number of Institutional Strategic Initiatives such because the Faculty of Cities, the Mobility Community, or the Knowledge Sciences Institute.

Wage will likely be commensurate with {qualifications} and expertise. 

At UTM we’re dedicated to fostering an setting of variety and inclusion. With an enviable numerous pupil physique, we particularly welcome functions from candidates who establish as Indigenous, Black, or racially seen (individuals of color), and who’ve expertise working with educating or mentoring numerous teams or college students. Candidates should show, of their software supplies, a capability to foster variety on campus and throughout the curriculum or self-discipline, and should present proof of a dedication to fairness, variety, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial setting. Candidates should submit an announcement describing their contributions to fairness, variety, and inclusion, which could cowl matters corresponding to (however not restricted to): educating that includes a concentrate on underrepresented communities; efforts undertaken to develop inclusive pedagogies, collaboration, and engagement with underrepresented communities; and mentoring of scholars from underrepresented teams. In case you have questions on this assertion, please contact Dr. Shauna Brail, Director, IMI at: [email protected]

All certified candidates are invited to use on-line by clicking on the hyperlink beneath. Purposes should embody a curriculum vitae, an announcement outlining present and future analysis pursuits, an announcement on fairness and variety, as much as 3 consultant article-length publications, and a educating file that features a educating assertion, educating evaluations and consultant course supplies supporting proof of educating high quality and expertise. 

Candidates should additionally present the title and make contact with data of three references. The College of Toronto’s recruiting device will routinely solicit and acquire letters of references from every referee the dayafter an software is submitted. Candidates stay accountable for making certain that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the deadline. Extra particulars on the automated reference letter assortment, together with timelines, can be found within the candidate FAQ

All supplies should be obtained by November 20, 2023 (no electronic mail functions will likely be accepted). Any inquiries concerning the software must be despatched to the Institute for Administration & Innovation at: [email protected] . Software supplies should be submitted on-line. Your CV and canopy letter must be uploaded into the devoted fields. Please mix extra software supplies into one or two recordsdata in PDF/MS phrase recordsdata within the following format: 

  • Analysis assertion, educating file (together with educating assertion and educating evaluations), fairness and variety assertion. 
  • Pattern publications 
  • Submission pointers may be discovered at: . 

    All certified candidates are inspired to use; nevertheless, Canadians and everlasting residents will likely be given precedence.

    Variety Assertion
    The College of Toronto embraces Variety and is constructing a tradition of belonging that will increase our capability to successfully deal with and serve the pursuits of our world group. We strongly encourage functions from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized individuals, ladies, individuals with disabilities, and other people of numerous sexual and gender identities. We worth candidates who’ve demonstrated a dedication to fairness, variety and inclusion and acknowledge that numerous views, experiences, and experience are important to strengthening our tutorial mission.

    As a part of your software, you’ll be requested to finish a short Variety Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any data straight associated to you is confidential and can’t be accessed by search committees or human assets workers. Outcomes will likely be aggregated for institutional planning functions. For extra data, please see .

    Accessibility Assertion
    The College strives to be an equitable and inclusive group, and proactively seeks to extend variety amongst its group members. Our values relating to fairness and variety are linked with our unwavering dedication to excellence within the pursuit of our tutorial mission.

    The College is dedicated to the ideas of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we attempt to make our recruitment, evaluation and choice processes as accessible as doable and supply lodging as required for candidates with disabilities.

    If you happen to require any lodging at any level in the course of the software and hiring course of, please contact [email protected] .

    View or Apply
    To assist us observe our recruitment effort, please point out in your electronic mail – cowl/motivation letter the place ( you noticed this job posting.

    Job Location