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 Subject : Assistant Professor – Spanish Second Language Education, Department .. 11/04/2019 12:21:22 PM 
Joanna Szewczyk
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Subject :Assistant Professor – Spanish Second Language Education, Department of Language Studies, UTM

The Department of Language Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure stream appointment in Spanish at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position start date is July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

We seek candidates whose research expertise is in Second Language Education with a clear research agenda in Language Teaching & Learning or Educational Technology. Spanish must be the primary language of research focus and candidates’ research and teaching interests must complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths.

The successful candidate must have a PhD, or an equivalent doctoral degree, in Spanish Second Language Education, or a related area, by the start date of the appointment or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching and research. Excellence in research can be demonstrated by publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, presentations at significant conferences, research grants and awards, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference, and the teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations, submitted as part of the application. Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish, the ability to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and the ability to work effectively in English are required. A demonstrated ability to develop and coordinate a university-level Spanish language series is an asset.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate Spanish Language, Education Studies, Linguistics, and/or Language Teaching and Learning courses at the Department of Language Studies, UTM and engage in the experiential learning activities offered in the Department. The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain an active, independent, innovative, internationally competitive, and externally funded program of research, to contribute to the education and training of undergraduate students as well as graduate students, and to develop innovative curriculum and coordinate language courses in Spanish. They will undertake graduate teaching and supervision as a member of the Graduate Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning < > at OISE, on the St George campus.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. For more information about the University of Toronto Mississauga and the Department of Language Studies, please visit and

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at: Applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations), a statement outlining current and future research interests, a diversity statement as it relates to research, teaching, and service (see details below), and two representative publications.

Equity and diversity are among UTM’s core values and 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 topics such 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.

All application materials must be submitted online by January 9, 2020. Submission guidelines can be found at: Please consolidate all application attachments into one or two files in PDF/Microsoft Word format. Please direct questions to [email protected].

Arrangements must be made for three recent letters of reference, which must comment on the applicant’s research and teaching abilities, to be addressed to Professor Pascal Michelucci, Chair of the Search Committee, and sent directly by referees to [email protected] by the closing date. Please ensure that the candidate’s name and “Spanish Search” are included in the subject line and that letters are on letterhead, signed, and dated.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by January 9, 2020.

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

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