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Assistant Professor - Contractually Limited Term (Professoriate) - History of Islamic Art and

University of Toronto Mississauga, Department of Visual Studies
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 1, 2017

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History, Humanities, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Field: Contractually Limited Term (Professoriate) 

Faculty / Division: University of Toronto Mississauga  

Department: UTM: Visual Studies 

Campus: Mississauga 

Job Posting: Jul 25, 2017 

Job Closing: Sep 25, 2017, 11:59pm EST 



The Department of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto, Mississauga campus invites applications for a Contractually Limited Term Appointment in the field of History of Islamic Art and Architecture. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will be for a three-year term, commencing on July 1, 2018 and ending on June 30, 2021. 


The Department welcomes applications from historians of Islamic Art and Architecture whose work focuses on any period and any region of the Islamic world.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in the History of Art or a closely related discipline by July 1, 2018 or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research. The successful candidate will play an important role in undergraduate teaching in the Department and will be expected to teach a survey of Islamic art and architecture as well as upper-level courses in her or his area of specialization. The candidate will also be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference, and the teaching dossier submitted with the application. Excellence in research is demonstrated by the quality of the writing sample, publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at major conferences, awards and accolades, evidence of an innovative research program, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. 

The University of Toronto provides opportunities for scholarly exchange with faculty in the Graduate Department of Art, the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, the Institute of Islamic Studies, and many other units. The Aga Khan Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum, and other local institutions offer research opportunities. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in the world.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

All qualified applicants are invited to apply online by clicking on the following link  Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a writing sample (c. 30 pages). If you have questions about this position, please contact All application materials should be submitted online. Materials must be received by September 25, 2017. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Debra Burrowes at

The UofT application system can accommodate up to fifteen attachments (8.3MB per attachment) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two PDF/MS Word format files. Submission guidelines can be found at:

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters (signed and on institutional letterhead) directly to the department via e-mail to by the closing date, September 25, 2017. 

For more information about the Department of Visual Studies, 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.


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