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EMERGENY POSTING
CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
LITERATURE AND CRITICAL THEORY PROGRAM AT VICTORIA COLLEGE
 
Teaching Assistant: one position
VIC 205H1S
Empires II
 Closing date for applications:  January 20, 2021

This course examines literary representations of intercultural encounters in the context of imperial conquest and hegemony from the emergence of the modern nation-state through more recent developments in globalization. We will consider four novelists (Aphra Behn, Herman Melville, Chinua Achebe, and Shusaku Endo), each writing from a distinct cultural perspective, who represent encounters with the “Other” at different points in the history of imperialist expansion. We will frame our analysis of these literary authors with reference to several key 20th-century philosophical reflections on the relationship between the self and others. Drawing on phenomenological examinations of the same theme in the work Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Fanon, Buber, and Levinas, we will attend to the novel’s special power as a medium for encountering and imagining the Other in the context of colonial expansion and globalization.

Includes Texts By: Montaigne, Aphra Behn (Oroonoko), Melville (Moby Dick), Achebe (Things Fall Apart),  and Endo (Silence). Critical works by Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Fanon, Levinas, and Buber.

Estimated course enrolment:  45
Hours of work: 95 hours
Class schedule:  W 10-12 (Lectures- Online Synchronous);  W12-1 , W 1-2 (tutorials-Online Synchronous)
Dates of appointment: 1 January 2021 to 30 April 2021
Salary:  $46.24 per hour as per CUPE agreement

Qualifications: MA in Comparative Literature or a closely related discipline. Demonstrated knowledge of critical and literary theory relevant to the course. Scholarly expertise relevant to the course material (as shown, for example, by dissertation research). At least two years of prior experience as a Teaching Assistant in position(s) involving tutorials or as a Course Instructor. Evidence of effective teaching and communication skills. Knowledge of some of the literature in the original language is a preferred qualification.

Duties: The TA will conduct two weekly tutorial sections, hold regular office hours, meet periodically with the instructor, and mark student essays. The TA will also keep a record of student progress, which will be used by the instructor to help determine final marks.  Due to the current circumstances, it is likely that some TA duties will be carried out online (e.g. video conferencing for one or both tutorials).

Application Procedure: Submit a letter of application, a brief Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and a current CV to Aphrodite Gardner, Centre for Comparative Literature (aphrodite.gardner@utoronto.ca).

If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact Ms. Aphrodite Gardner, Business Officer at the Centre for Comparative Literature aphrodite.gardner@utoronto.ca

 Closing date for applications:  January 20, 2021

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement.

 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.

 The University of Toronto invites all qualified applicants to make application.
 

 The Centre’s Hiring policy is available in the Centre office and at the CUPE Local 3902 office.


Associate Professor – Comparative Caribbean Literatures and Cultures

Date Posted: 10/30/2020
Closing Date: 12/15/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 1331
Job Category: Faculty – Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Centre for Comparative Literature (51%) and Caribbean Studies/New College (49%)
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Description:

The Centre for Comparative Literature and the Caribbean Studies Program, New College, in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus invite applications for a full-time tenure stream position (51% Comparative Literature & 49% New College) in the area of Comparative Caribbean Literatures and Cultures. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Comparative Literature or a related field, with a clearly demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate must have a strong grounding in literary methodologies and may work across a range of textual media. We seek candidates with lived experience of the Caribbean and its diasporas, whose work engages multiple linguistic traditions across the Caribbean and who can address current topics including transnationalism and diaspora, colonialism, postcolonialism, indigeneity, ecocriticism, gender, sexuality and race as informed by the intellectual history and literary traditions of the Caribbean.

The successful candidate will join two vibrant interdisciplinary intellectual communities. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing strengths in the Centre for Comparative Literature and the Caribbean Studies Program. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the Caribbean Studies Program in New College, the Literature and Critical Theory Program at Victoria College, and graduate courses in the Centre for Comparative Literature and will be expected to develop the field of comparative literary Caribbean Studies at the graduate level.

The successful candidate will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals, the submitted research statement, the submitted sample of writing, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, a teaching dossier including a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Candidates are also expected to 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.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications should include a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a recent writing sample (40pp max); and a teaching dossier that includes a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations.

Equity and diversity 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 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover such topics as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee to the hiring unit via email at jill.ross@utoronto.ca by the closing date (on letterhead, dated, and signed).  PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Jill Ross at jill.ross@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 15.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
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 http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

Assistant Professor – Comparative Caribbean Literatures and Cultures

Date Posted: 10/30/2020
Closing Date: 12/15/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 1330
Job Category: Faculty – Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Centre for Comparative Literature (51%) and the Caribbean Studies Program (49%)
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Description:

The Centre for Comparative Literature and the Caribbean Studies Program, New College, in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus invite applications for a joint full-time tenure stream position (51% Comparative Literature & 49% New College) in the area of Comparative Caribbean Literatures and Cultures. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Comparative Literature or a related field by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate must have a strong grounding in literary methodologies and may work across a range of textual media. We seek candidates with lived experience of the Caribbean and its diasporas, whose work engages multiple linguistic traditions across the Caribbean and who can address current topics including transnationalism and diaspora, colonialism, postcolonialism, indigeneity, ecocriticism, gender, sexuality and race as informed by the intellectual history and literary traditions of the Caribbean.

The successful candidate will join two vibrant interdisciplinary intellectual communities. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing strengths in the Centre for Comparative Literature and the Caribbean Studies Program. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the Caribbean Studies Program in New College, the Literature and Critical Theory Program at Victoria College, and graduate courses in the Centre for Comparative Literature and will be expected to develop the field of comparative literary Caribbean Studies at the graduate level.

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive research program. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, the submitted sample of writing, presentations at significant conferences, awards, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, a 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.

Candidates are also expected to 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.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications should include a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a recent writing sample (40pp max); and a teaching dossier that includes a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations.

Equity and diversity 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 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover such topics as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the hiring unit via email at jill.ross@utoronto.ca by the closing date (on letterhead, dated, and signed).  PLEASE NOTE:  This search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Jill Ross at jill.ross@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 15.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
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 http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

Associate Professor – Comparative Literature/Russian Literature | 1701624 –CLOSED

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Centre for Comparative Literature and Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job posting: September 20, 2017
Job Closing: October 5, 2017

 The Centre for Comparative Literature and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Toronto invite applications for a tenure stream position in Comparative Literature and Russian Literature, at the rank of Associate Professor.   The appointment will commence on January 1, 2018.

We are looking for a candidate with strong research and teaching interests in the area of late Soviet literature and culture, with a focus on the theorizing of dissident Samizdat literature, including that produced by Jewish writers. Interest and expertise in Jewish communities, identities and activism in a late and post Soviet context would also be an asset. The successful candidate will have a significant background in the digital humanities, and a broadly comparative cross cultural approach in a range of non-literary media, including visual art. The successful candidate will also have a significant background in Russian and other literary theory.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature or Slavic Literature. They must have demonstrated excellence in both teaching and research. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by strong endorsements from referees, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, and dossier and/or syllabi submitted as part of the application. The successful candidate must be able to teach a wide range of courses from the introductory to the advanced levels, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will teach graduate seminars at the Centre for Comparative Literature and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and undergraduate courses in the interdisciplinary Literature and Critical Theory Program at Victoria College in the University of Toronto and in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

The candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level. Strong evidence of excellence in research is required, demonstrated by publication of at least one monograph with a leading university press as well as articles in internationally significant journals relevant to the field, presentations at significant conferences, strong endorsement by academic referees, and the quality of an academic writing sample.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample of academic writing consisting of one essay or one chapter-length piece, a research statement, and a teaching dossier. Questions about the position should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Jill Ross, Director, Centre for Comparative Literature or to the Business Officer of the Centre for Comparative Literature, Ms. Aphrodite Gardner 

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We strongly recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS format.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters, signed and on letterhead, directly to the Centre for Comparative Literature via email to  jill.ross@utoronto.ca by October 10, 2017

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 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 http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Assistant Professor – Comparative Literary Theory | 1701184

CLOSED

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Centre for Comparative Literature
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job posting: July, 2017
Job ClosingOctober 16, 2017, 11:59 EST

The Centre for Comparative Literature and the Program in Literature and Critical Theory at Victoria College invite applications for a tenure-stream position in Comparative Literary Theory at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2018.

We are looking for a candidate with strong research and teaching interests in the area of critical theory, with a focus on questions of comparativity, including the cultural dynamics of translation and representation. We require a candidate with a fluent command of critical theory in a wide range of historical periods, literatures, media, and disciplines. The successful candidate will have a significant background in literary theory and literatures from non-English language traditions, including non-Western cultures.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (strongly preferred) or a closely related discipline with demonstrated specialization in comparative literature at the time of appointment. They must have demonstrated excellence in both teaching and research. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by strong endorsements from referees, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, and dossier and/or syllabi submitted as part of the application. The successful candidate must be able to teach a wide range of courses from the introductory to the advanced levels, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will teach graduate seminars at the Centre for Comparative Literature and undergraduate courses in the interdisciplinary Literature and Critical Theory Program at Victoria College in the University of Toronto.

The candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level. Strong evidence of excellence in research is required, demonstrated by publications in leading journals relevant to the field, presentations at significant conferences, strong endorsement by academic referees, and the quality of an academic writing sample.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample of academic writing consisting of one essay or one chapter-length piece, a research statement, and a teaching dossier. Questions about the position should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Jill Ross, Director, Centre for Comparative Literature or to the Business Officer of the Centre for Comparative Literature, Ms. Aphrodite Gardner 

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We strongly recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS format.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters, signed and on letterhead, directly to the Centre for Comparative Literature via email to jill.ross@utoronto.ca by October 16, 2017.

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 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 http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

All faculty opportunities are listed on the faculty job board available at https://jobs.utoronto.ca/go/Faculty-Opportunities/2607417/.