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Assistant Professor (Limited Term Appointment) Master of Museum Studies, UToronto

  • January 25, 2021 9:58 AM
    Message # 10031312
    Hadley DesMeules (Administrator)

    The Master of Museum Studies at the Faculty of Information (Univ. of Toronto) is looking for an Assistant Professor (Limited Term Appointment) in the areas of anti-oppression and social justice in museums and heritage. Appointment starts on July 1, 2021, with the possibility of renewal. Please help us distribute this widely. Link and information included below.


    The Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto invites applications for a two-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Anti-Oppression and Social Justice in Museums and Heritage, beginning on July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter, and ending on June 30, 2023, with the possibility of renewal.   

    Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in museum studies, information and communications studies, education, history, anthropology, social work, women and gender studies, Indigenous studies, critical race theory, or a related area by the time of appointment with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests support the development of areas related to anti-oppression and social justice in museums and heritage. The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level. 

    Equity and diversity are essential to excellence in research and teaching. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by: a documented record of community research and engagement, a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high academic standards, publications in highly respected professional venues, community collaborations deliverables, the submitted research statement, presentations at conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees.  

    Applicants must have a proven record of academic leadership in diversity, equity and inclusion in museums and heritage, demonstrated by design of racial equity strategic plans, application of inclusive exhibition development practices, innovation in museum education and programming, consulting, and community heritage-related initiatives.  

    Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, and the teaching dossier including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.  

    As part of the University of Toronto, the Faculty of Information offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. Because of our campus’ diverse student body, and our Faculty’s commitment to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion,  we especially welcome applications from candidates who self-identify as Indigenous or those who have lived experience in Black or other racialized (persons of colour) communities, and who pursue ethical community collaboration practices in their work, engage with communities in their research, and promote a respectful, collegial learning and working environment. Candidates therefore must submit a 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. If you have questions about this statement, please contact for a list of resources.  

    The Faculty of Information’s Master of Museum Studies is engaged in a curriculum review informed by an anti-racism and equity, diversity, and inclusion action plan (available upon request). The successful candidate will be involved in supporting the program in the evolution and implementation of the review and action plan.  

    Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

    All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; two writing samples, one preferably from a peer reviewed publication; and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations as well as a statement of contributions to equity and diversity. Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee to the hiring unit via email at by the closing date (on letterhead, dated, and signed). PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the University's automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.  

    Submission guidelines can be found at If you have any questions about this position, please contact  


    All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by February 25, 2021. 

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

    Diversity Statement
    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, LGBTQ2S+ 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

    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

The Museum Association of New York strengthens the capacity of New York State’s cultural community by supporting professional standards and organizational development. We provide advocacy, training, and networking opportunities so that museums and museum professionals may better serve their missions and communities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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