University of Toronto - Scarborough, Historical and Cultural Studies
Full Professor, Food History / Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
The Department of Historical and Cultural Studies of the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenured appointment at the rank of Full Professor in the Historical Study of Food and Foodways to complement the department’s multidisciplinary and transnational strengths. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2014.
Applicants must have a PhD in History or Food Studies and demonstrate excellence in research and teaching. Special consideration will be given to applicants whose teaching and research methods engage with a multidisciplinary department that includes historians, women’s and gender studies scholars, and area studies specialists.
The successful candidate will expand the department’s present strengths in the study of food and foodways as it relates to transnational histories, ethnicity, gender, and urban studies. Ideally, the successful candidate will have an interest in studying and working with the diasporic communities in the Greater Toronto Area, and in connecting with other initiatives at UTSC that are similarly engaged. The department particularly encourages applications from outstanding scholars who can contribute to interdisciplinary teaching, research, and programming. The candidate will be responsible for the development of a range of undergraduate courses, including a thematic course in global/world history to be taught occasionally and creatively designed courses in food studies that place historical understanding at the centre of the curriculum. As a full member of the integrated tri-campus Graduate History Department of the University of Toronto, the successful candidate will supervise graduate students and their masters and doctoral theses. S/he will be expected to provide leadership in relevant trans-disciplinary programs, initiatives, public events, and in the potential development of graduate programs. S/he will develop an independently funded program of research. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply at http://uoft.me/academicopportunities (Job#1302018). Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a writing sample, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and sample syllabi relevant to the position), and a statement outlining current and future research interests. If you have questions about this position, please contact Professor Daniel Bender, Chair, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org. All application materials should be submitted online.
The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.
Applicants should also ask three referees to email letters directly to the Department at FoodHisSearch@utsc.utoronto.ca.
The closing date for applications is February 18, 2014.
Additional information on the Department can be found at http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~hcs/index.html
Professor Daniel E. Bender
Department of Historical and Cultural Studies
University of Toronto Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
Toronto, ON M1C 1A4
|Primary Category:||World History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Local History
Social History / Studies
Urban History / Studies