Job Alert: Assistant and Associate Professor openings at the University of Toronto Scarborough’s Department of Health and Society

The Department of Health and Society (DHS) at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure stream associate professor and a full-time tenure stream assistant professor in the area of Disability & Ableism Studies. This will be a joint appointment between the Department of Health and Society (51%) and another department (49%) related to the candidate’s background and expertise, such as: Political Science; Global Development Studies; Sociology; Arts, Culture and Media; English; Philosophy; or a related discipline.

The appointments will be at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022 or shortly thereafter.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Political Science, Sociology, Geography, English, Philosophy, Anthropology, Education) by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of excellence in interdisciplinary critical disability and ableism studies research as well as in teaching (both large lecture-style and smaller seminar settings).

We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and broaden our existing departmental and campus strengths and priorities. We are especially interested in candidates poised to contribute to the future of the research-oriented Centre for Global Disability Studies and the development of an undergraduate minor in Disability & Ableism Studies. Candidates with an active research program that considers diasporic, transnational, and disability movements are particularly invited to apply as are those who bring expertise in regions and/or diasporic communities of the global south, including: South Asia, East Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Areas of substantive specialization may include (but are not limited to) critical development and human rights cultural studies, communication and technology, education, Deaf studies, disability bioethics, gender and/or sexuality studies, literature, and Mad studies.

Assistant Professor job description:

Assistant Professor in Disability & Ableism Studies

Link to Assistant professor application: (ID: 17495)

Associate Professor job description:

Associate Professor in Disability & Ableism Studies

Link to Associate professor application: (ID: 17496)

“The Department of Health and Society is home to a diverse community of students, teachers, and researchers. Members of our growing department ask cutting-edge questions about health, disability, illness, and disease for locally and globally and from a range of disciplinary perspectives. Health and Society faculty have affiliations and research collaborations with many units at the University of Toronto, including the Centre for Global Disability Studies, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Mark Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), and The Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. Housed in the Department of Health and Society, the growing course cluster in Disability & Ableism Studies at University of Toronto Scarborough takes a critical, interpretive, intersectional, and interdisciplinary approach to understanding disability and ableism, training students in histories and practices of advocating for both disability rights and disability justice in Canada and around the world. For more information about the Department of Health and Society at the University of Toronto Scarborough please visit our website at”