Monday, March 21, 2016

Teaching TT, Climate Science, University of Toronto Scarborough

The Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toronto, Scarborough invites applications for a Teaching Stream appointment in Environmental Sciences. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and will begin on July 1, 2016.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Climate Science, Geography, Physics, or a related discipline by the time of appointment. Candidates are expected to demonstrate capacity for outstanding teaching at the graduate level. Though our primary objective is teaching excellence, we also expect that the successful candidate will be actively engaged in the development and administration of a Professional Master’s degree. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching and pedagogy; a strong background in climate science, climate models and their application; statistical analysis and downscaling; climate related physical processes; climate change impact assessment, and have excellent organizational and communication skills. Familiarity with climate policy and climate adaptation strategies are required. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching evaluations, strong letters of reference, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Toronto, including the University of Toronto Scarborough, is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The office of the successful candidate will be located in the recently opened Environmental Science and Chemistry building on UTSC’s North campus. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The University of Toronto is fully committed to academic excellence and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.
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 and evidence of teaching excellence. For example, strong course evaluations, excellent pedagogical practice, or demonstrated excellent performance in other teaching related activities, including experience leading successful workshops or seminars, or excellent conference posters or presentations.
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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 , which comment specifically on the applicant’s experience in teaching and curriculum development electronically to Professor Roberta Fulthorpe at
The closing date for applications is April 11, 2016. 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 visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.