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Assistant Professor - Pure Mathematics

Employer
University of Toronto Scarborough, Department of Computer & Mathematical Sciences
Location
Scarborough, Ontario (CA)
Salary
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing date
Nov 29, 2023

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The Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for up to two full-time tenure stream appointments in Pure Mathematics. The appointments will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2024, or shortly thereafter.

 

This search aligns with the University’s commitment to strategically and proactively promote diversity among our community members (Statement on Equity, Diversity & Excellence). Recognizing that Black, Indigenous, and other Racialized communities have experienced inequities that have developed historically and are ongoing, we strongly welcome and encourage candidates from those communities to apply.

 

In addition, the University of Toronto Scarborough is implementing its Strategic Plan: Inspiring Inclusive Excellence. Consistent with the values and objectives in that plan, we especially welcome candidates who self-identify as Indigenous or those who have lived experience in Black or other racialized (persons of colour) communities. The University is partnering with BIPOC Executive Search. Those seeking more information and guidance during the application process can email Candice Frederick or Jason Murray at cfrederick@bipocsearch.com.

 

Candidates in all areas of Pure Mathematics will be considered. The successful applicants will have the chance to contribute to the further development of Pure Mathematics at the University of Toronto and also to the further expansion of our Department in that direction in the future. They may also be able to enhance their research through collaboration with institutions outside the University of Toronto, such as the Fields Institute. 

 

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Mathematics or a closely related field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, and demonstrate a record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek exceptional candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidates will be expected to mount independent, innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.
 
Excellence in research will be demonstrated by a record of contributions and publications in top-ranked mathematics journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of top international stature.
 
Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by teaching accomplishments and the teaching dossier, including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application, as well as strong endorsements by referees. Other teaching-related activities can include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference presentations or posters. Professional or lived experiences that enhance the ability to teach a diverse student body are highly valued. 

 

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 must also show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and to the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment, as demonstrated through the application materials. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1- to 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. The statement should describe how the candidate’s lived experience has influenced their understanding of and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI), the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment, as well as examples of how it is reflected in their research or teaching.
 
The successful candidates will also have an appointment in the tri-campus Graduate Department of Mathematics at the University of Toronto. The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervisions, and to participate actively in the Graduate Department of Mathematics.
 
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
 
The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in the world. It is an international leader in Mathematics research and education. For questions about the positions, please contact Jolyn Duan at jolyn.duan@utoronto.ca and for more information about our department, please see our website http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/cms/.
 
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online through MathJobs at https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/23358. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a list of publications or forthcoming publications; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a teaching dossier including a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above; the AMS Standard Cover Sheet; as well as an EDI statement as described above.

 

Applicants must also arrange to have at least four recent letters of reference uploaded to MathJobs directly by the referees, including at least one primarily addressing the candidate's teaching. Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit recent letters (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date.

 

All application materials, including recent signed reference letters, must be received by the closing date, November 7, 2023.
 
Caution: This ad is “posted only” to the University of Toronto faculty job board. Please see the information above for the application instructions. Applications submitted via the University of Toronto platform will NOT be considered for this position.

 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
 
Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.
 
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.

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