Latin American Politics - Associate Professor

University of Toronto Mississauga
  • Location
    Ontario, Canada
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 04

Position description

The Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for one tenure-stream appointment in the field of Comparative Politics with a focus on Latin America. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor and will begin on July 1, 2018. 

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Political Science or a closely related field and conduct scholarly research about Latin America that addresses important debates in Comparative Politics. Excellence in research is required, and the successful candidate will have an established and excellent record of innovative research of an internationally competitive calibre. This excellence in research will be evidenced by a record of sustained contributions and publications in leading journals or with leading presses in the field, presentations at significant conferences, accolades or awards, strong endorsements by referees of high standing, and an outstanding track-record of externally funded research.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and a demonstrated commitment to graduate education and mentorship are required. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be supplied by strong letters of reference, teaching evaluations, teaching statement, graduate supervision, and the dossier and/or syllabi submitted as part of the application. The successful candidate will be equipped to teach introductory and intermediate survey courses in Comparative Politics, as well as advanced courses in Latin American politics.

The successful applicant will teach undergraduate courses in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto Mississauga and will also become a full member of the Graduate Department of Political Science of the University of Toronto, undertaking graduate teaching and supervision at the St. George campus. For further information on the UTM Department and on the tri-campus Graduate Department, see and

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted online by clicking the apply link below. Please include a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (e.g., an article offprint or conference paper), materials relevant to teaching experience (e.g., course outlines and handouts, teaching evaluations), and a statement outlining current and future research interests. 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.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send confidential letters of recommendation directly via email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to the Chair, Professor Edward Schatz, at [email protected]. Applications and all materials (including letters of reference) must be received by September 28, 2017.

Please submit attachments in PDF format only. Submission guidelines can be found at: If you have questions about this position, please contact [email protected].

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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