JOB: Women & Gender Studies & Religion, U Toronto

Assistant Professor in Women & Gender Studies and Religion (tenure‐stream appointment)

The Department of Historical Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Women & Gender Studies and Religion. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor andwill begin July 1, 2010.

Qualified candidates should have completed the PhD in a related discipline with a focus in the area of women and gender studies and religion, and with a demonstrated record of outstanding teaching at the undergraduate level and an emerging record of scholarly accomplishments. Breadth of training and ability to teach a wide range of courses will be a major asset. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching a diverse program of courses in feminism and sexuality as well as the historical study of religion. The particular religion (or religions) of specialization will be determined by the successful applicant’s profile, but should complement the department’s other resources in the historical study of religion.  The successful candidate will also be appointed to the tri-campus graduate Centre for the Study of Religion, with the same graduate responsibilities as colleagues at the other campuses of the University of Toronto.

Historical Studies is a transdisciplinary department that provides students with a globally‐framed historical education that encompasses programs in Classical Civilization, Diaspora and Transnational Studies, History, History of Religions and the Study of Women and Gender.

All applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio, and a cover letter of no more than two single‐spaced pages outlining their research interests and teaching qualifications. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Professor Johnson under separate cover.

Applications may be submitted online via the University of Toronto, Academic Career Opportunities website at (see position ad 0900782); or by e‐mail to:; or in
hard copy to:
Professor Robert E. Johnson, Chair,
Department of Historical Studies,
University of Toronto Mississauga,
3359 Mississauga Road North, Mississauga,
Ontario, Canada L5L 1C6.

The deadline for submission of all materials is November 30, 2009. For more information about this position and the Department of Historical Studies, please visit our home page at For more information on the graduate Center for the Study of Religion please
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.

Ayesha Alli

Assistant to the Chair and Administrative Coordinator
UTM Department of Historical Studies
3359 Mississauga Road North
Room 151, North Building
Mississauga, ON Canada L5L 1C6
T: 905-569-4913; Fax: 905-569-4412

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