Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Contractual Limited Term Appointment – Accounting

University of Toronto

Date Posted: 04/02/2024

Closing Date: 05/08/2024, 11:59PM ET

Req ID: 36521

Job Category: Faculty – Teaching Stream, Contractually Limited Term Appointment

Faculty/Division: UofT Mississauga

Department: UTM: Institute for Management & Innovation

Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)


The Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI) at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a 1-year contractually limited term appointment (CLTA) at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the area of Accounting. The appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2024, or shortly thereafter. 

Candidates must have a relevant graduate degree (including degrees such as MBA, Master of Accounting or Master of Management Analytics) and a recognized professional accounting designation by the time of appointment. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths in the areas of intermediate financial and non-financial reporting and advanced auditing (embracing emerging technologies).

Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, as well as teaching expertise in a degree granting program at both the undergraduate and graduate program levels, including lecture preparation and delivery, and curriculum development. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities. Expertise in at least two of the following areas is required: International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS); Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE); Sustainability, including ISSB sustainability disclosure standards and the impact of emerging technologies on accounting and assurance. Preference will be given to candidates with extensive experience in preparing students for the CPA Canada’s Common Final Examination and/or a graduate degree in accounting, finance or a related area; experience in professional practice or management; and/or a facility with artificial intelligence and data analytics.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach in, and contribute to, the Master of Management & Professional Accounting Program (MMPA). Evidence of excellence in teaching and a commitment to pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of references from referees of high standing. Professional degree program management and university administrative experiences are desirable.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI) encourages collaboration and empowers transformational, inter-disciplinary thinking to combine and share knowledge and discover new and better solutions to the world’s wicked problems. IMI’s faculty are world class scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including management, political science, economics, planning, geography, and chemistry. IMI is home to UTM’s professional graduate and undergraduate education programs, which aim to develop innovation-focused leaders who will contribute to creating a more sustainable world. IMI’s interdisciplinary programs blend business, natural/physical sciences, and social sciences, and are distinctive in their focus on experiential and applied learning. IMI faculty members contribute to graduate programs including: Master of Forensic Accounting (MFAcc); Master of Management of Innovation (MMI); Master of Management & Professional Accounting (MMPA); Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MScSM)Master of Biotechnology (MBiotech); and Master of Urban Innovation (MUI); and undergraduate programs including: Minor in Business, Science, and Entrepreneurship, and the Certificate in Global Sustainability. IMI is home to the BigDataAIHUB, UTM’s business incubator, the ICUBE, and delivers impactful executive education programs through IMIx. 

IMI’s MMPA program is aligned with the reshaping of accounting research and education. IMI’s BigDataAIHUB has been created to focus on innovation related to increasing digitization, data analytics, and artificial intelligence applications, and the Professional Accounting Centre (PAC) has been established to explore the challenges facing professional accounting. The accounting profession, and the MMPA, are uniquely focused on playing a leading role in the areas of sustainability, sustainability reporting and providing assurance on sustainability disclosures.

At UTM we are committed to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion. With an enviable diverse student body, we especially welcome applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, Black, or racially visible (persons of colour), and who have experience working with teaching or mentoring diverse groups or students. Candidates must demonstrate, in their application materials, an ability to foster diversity on campus and within the curriculum or discipline, and must show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial environment. Candidates must submit a statement describing their contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities; efforts undertaken to develop inclusive pedagogies, collaboration, and engagement with underrepresented communities; and mentoring of students from underrepresented groups. If you have questions about this statement, please contact Dr. Shauna Brail, Director, IMI at: [email protected]

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, a statement on equity and diversity (as outlined above), and a teaching dossier that includes a teaching statement, teaching evaluations and representative course materials supporting evidence of teaching quality and experience. 

Applicants must also provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of references from each referee the day after an application is submitted. Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the candidate FAQ.

All materials, including recent reference letters, must be received by May 8, 2024 (no email applications will be accepted). Application materials must be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at: Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one file in PDF/MS word file to include: teaching dossier (including teaching statement, course materials, and teaching evaluations), and an equity and diversity statement. 

Any inquiries about the application should be sent to the Institute for Management & Innovation at: [email protected].

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

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

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 [email protected].

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