Associate Professor – Industrial Relations and Human Resources

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University of Toronto

The Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources (CIRHR) at the Faculty of Arts & Science invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in Industrial Relations and Human Resources. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024.

We seek a candidate with expertise in industrial relations/employment relations and human resource management. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Relations or a related area, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. While other candidates will be considered, we have a special interest in those who have a focus in human resources, labour relations, and labour market policy. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing strengths as a Centre. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research, and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. The successful applicant will teach undergraduate courses at the University of Toronto St. George campus and will also become a full member of the Graduate Department of CIRHR of the University of Toronto, undertaking graduate teaching in our professional master’s program and the supervision of doctoral students at the St. George campus. The successful candidate may also eligible to be named the CIBC Chair in Youth Employment for a five-year term, which will be renewable following a favourable review.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated in their submitted research statement by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals, as well as high quality working papers, presentations at significant conferences, awards, and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier (with required materials outlined below) submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Information about the University of Toronto Faculty of Arts and Science is available at and information about the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources located at the St. George campus is available at

We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐2 page 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.

Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a job market paper; up to three working papers or publications; and a teaching dossier including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities; as well as a statement describing their contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (outlined above).

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each referee the day after an application is submitted. Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that referees submit recent 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.

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 or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Centre Director, Professor Rafael Gomez at ([email protected]).

All application materials, including recent reference letters, must be received by 11:59 PM EST, Monday, January 22nd 2024. Only complete applications, including all application materials and reference letters, will be considered.

The University of Toronto has adopted the AAU Principles on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Academia, including the requirement that applicants release personnel information from prior employers regarding sexual misconduct. Full details and requirements can be found here.

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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