Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor Position at the University of Toronto

The Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2019.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Industrial Relations or a cognate Social Science discipline by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

The successful candidate will also be expected to teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs and teach a selection of courses in industrial relations/human resources. The successful candidate must also have strong communication skills as well as demonstrated success in developing students’ mastery of a subject and of the latest developments in the field. Our PhD program is quantitatively and analytically oriented, and as such these skills will be expected for involvement in the program, including supervision of students.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence at an internationally competitive caliber, demonstrated by a research statement, a record of publications meeting high international standards in top-ranked, field-relevant scholarly journals, high quality working papers, presentations at internationally recognized conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsement from referees of high academic standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference and the teaching dossier containing a teaching statement, teaching evaluations and course syllabi submitted as part of the application.

Research and teaching expertise in at least one of the following areas is required: human resource management, labour relations, the sociology of work, labour market policy, labour and employment standards, corporate responsibility and compliance, trade and labour, performance management systems, quantitative methods for labour/HR or another related employment relations field.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources is internationally renowned for the study of work and employment relations from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and empirical approaches. Historically, faculty with strong empirical methods and training in economics, management, sociology, history, law, psychology and political science have been actively engaged in employment/industrial relations research and teaching. We therefore welcome applications from scholars interested in employment relations from a range of disciplinary backgrounds.

The Centre is located in Toronto, Canada, one of North America’s largest cities and among the world’s most livable cities according to The Economist and other leading indices. Toronto’s 51% foreign-born population also makes it among the most diverse cities in the world.

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If you have any further questions about this position, please email Prof. Rafael Gomez at:

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae including a list of publications and working papers, up to three sample working papers, a research statement and a teaching dossier containing a teaching statement, teaching evaluations and sample course syllabi.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by November 19, 2018.

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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