Job opening at Univeristy of Toronto

Stella Sandahl ssandahl at SYMPATICO.CA
Thu Aug 30 14:25:46 UTC 2007

This job description seems to imply just about everything, so I guess  
it's no harm to post it here on the Indology list. Applicants should  
be aware of that the responsible at U. of T.  love theory/theories.
Stella Sandahl

Position Title/Rank:

Assistant Professor


Faculty of Arts and Science and University of Toronto Mississauga


Asian Institute and Department of Anthropology or History


November 1, 2007

Job Description:

The Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto and the  
University of Toronto Mississauga invite applications for a full-time  
tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in  
Postcolonial Studies and Empire in Asia, starting July 1, 2008. This  
position is a 49% appointment in the Asian Institute and a 51%  
appointment in either the Department of History, St. George Campus OR  
the Department of Anthropology, Mississauga Campus.

The ideal candidate would advance interdisciplinary and interregional  
scholarship on modern Asia, focusing on colonial relations within or  
across Asian societies and drawing on methodologies associated with  
colonial/postcolonial studies, anthropology, history and critical  
area studies. Topics can be far-ranging and could  include gender and  
sexuality; capitalism; science and technology; cultural, political  
and economic subject-formation; and “Asia” as a category of knowledge.

Scholars on any geographical area of Asia are encouraged to apply.  
Only applicants with Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2008, strong  
disciplinary training in anthropological or historical methods,  
excellence in research and teaching, and demonstrated proficiency in  
at least one Asian language will be considered. Salary is  
commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The closing date for applications is November 1, 2007. Please apply  
with a full C.V., a chapter/article length writing sample and  
teaching dossier to the administrator of the search: Eileen Lam,  
Institute Manager and Project Officer, Asian Institute at the  
University of Toronto, Munk Centre for International Studies, 1  
Devonshire Place, Toronto, Canada M5S 3K7. Please arrange for three  
letters of reference to be sent to the address above, under separate  
cover, to arrive by the closing date.

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. The University of  
Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in  
one of the most diverse cities in the world.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians  
and permanent residents will be given priority.

Professor Stella Sandahl
Department of East Asian Studies
130 St. George St. room 14087
Toronto, ON M5S 3H1
stella.sandahl at
Tel. (416) 978-4295
Fax. (416) 978-5711

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