Associate Professor / Professor - University of Toronto Richard Charles-Esther Yewpick Lee Chair
Sep 23, 2019 → Nov 19, 2019
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure stream appointment in Chinese Thought and Culture at
the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The appointment is expected to commence on July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will also be eligible
to be named the Richard Charles and Esther Yewpick Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture. This endowed chair appointment would be for a five-year term
and is renewable following a favourable review. The successful candidate will be appointed to the Department of East Asian Studies, the Department of Philosophy,
or the Department of the Study of Religion (or hold a joint appointment in two of the three units).
Candidates must hold a PhD in East Asian Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or a closely related field and have demonstrated an exceptional record of excellence
in research and teaching and experience in research supervision. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing strengths
in one or more of these departments, relative to Chinese thought and culture. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead
innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program in areas covering
Chinese philosophy, religion, and/or culture.
Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field-relevant venues,
the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades for innovative work, other noteworthy activities that contribute
to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, and strong endorsement by referees of high international standing.
The successful candidate is expected to strengthen the Faculty of Arts & Science’s undergraduate and graduate education in the area of Chinese philosophy,
religion, and/or culture. Evidence of excellence in teaching and experience in research supervision will be demonstrated through the teaching dossier, including
a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and sample course materials submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.
Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
For more information about the Faculty of Arts & Science please visit the website
For more information about the Departments of East Asian Studies, Philosophy, and Study of Religion
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below.
The following elements of the application must be submitted online (in pdf format only) by November 18, 2019:
• (1) a cover letter and a curriculum vitae, combined in a file labelled “YourLastName cover letter and CV-1904076.pdf”;
• (2) a research dossier containing a statement outlining current and future research interests and a sample of academic writing (about 25 pages), combined in a file labelled “YourLastName research-1904076.pdf”;
• (3) a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations) in a file labelled “YourLastName teaching-1904076.pdf”.
Applicants must ask four referees to send letters that are signed and on letterhead directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters must be received by November 18, 2019.
Please note that the required files for this search must be in PDF format and must be labelled as indicated above. General submission guidelines can be found
If you have questions about this position, please contact
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 website
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.