Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Position in Physics

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Publish Date: 
Friday, November 3, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 29, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (visiting and non-tenure)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Toronto Scarborough
Department Name: 
Physical & Environmental Sciences
Street Line 1: 
1065 Military Trail
Street Line 2: 
M1C 1A4
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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Position in Physics (Divisional ID# UTSC-17-19, Approved by Provost: Jun 23, 2017)

The Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a teaching stream appointment in Physics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, and will commence on July 1, 2018. Candidate must have a Ph.D. in Physics, or a field related to Physics, by the time of appointment. Applicants must have expertise in areas that are transferable to teaching strength in both laboratory and theoretical physics courses. Expertise in computational areas of physics will be considered an asset.


Candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach a range of courses, from large enrolment courses to supervising undergraduate projects. The successful candidate will be expected to provide theory-based classroom teaching and make significant contributions, through modern experiments, to enhancing the Department’s introductory and intermediate laboratory course offerings, including foundation lectures, laboratory supervision and tutorials. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching Physics at the university level, a commitment to pedagogical enquiry, curriculum development, teaching innovation, and an interest in developing a long-term career in teaching and related scholarly activity in Physics. Evidence of excellence and commitment to teaching and pedagogical enquiry will be demonstrated by: strong letters of reference; strong student course evaluations; a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy exhibiting evidence of excellent pedagogical practice; and demonstrated superior performance in other teaching related activities, including performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, leadership of successful workshops or seminars, and/or preparation of conference posters or presentations.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. All qualified applicants should apply online by clicking on the link below. A complete application must include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence, course evaluations and samples of syllabi and course assignments. If you have questions about this position, please contact Mrs Rose Jones (

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Applicants should list a minimum of three referees and arrange for these persons to submit their letter of recommendation (on letterhead, signed and scanned) directly and electronically to Prof. George Arhonditsis

The closing date for applications is January 8, 2018. For more information about the Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences, please visit

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.



Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 8, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, January 8, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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