U of Toronto Food Studies Post Doc Opp

The Culinaria Research Centre at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral fellowship in the field of Food Studies, to work directly with the range of faculty at the University of Toronto working in food studies and under the direct supervision of Culinaria director Daniel Bender. This fellowship is open to scholars who have completed a Ph.D. in Food Studies or any related field in the humanities and social sciences, by the time of appointment and within the last five years. The appointment will be for one year, starting in the summer of 2017. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, but with a minimum of $31, 000. Additional details about the position are offered below, and information about the Culinaria Research Centre can be found at: https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/culinaria/

We seek applicants with primary research experience in one or more of the following areas: urban food security; food and diaspora; food activism; food, urban livelihoods/labour, and urban agriculture; food and sensory experience; food and inequality; food and identity; and/or critical approaches to nutrition discourses and practices.

Fellows will interact with faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and food professionals across a wide range of disciplines and affiliated with the Culinaria Research Centre, one of the world’s largest research centres in the study of food and society. In addition to engaging in collaborative and independent research, the fellow will assist in planning and administering a speakers’ series, and other events through the duration of the fellowship. The Fellow is expected to be in residence at the Culinaria Research Centre (which is housed at the University of Toronto Scarborough campus) and will be able to conduct research at the University of Toronto libraries and in the Culinaria Kitchen. UTSC, located in the richly diverse eastern end of the Greater Toronto Area, is part of the tricampus University of Toronto.

Applications should be submitted by 6 March 2017, but review of applications will begin immediately. Applications should include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) three letters of reference from supervisors or professors sent separately; (3) a writing sample; and 4) a statement of current and future research interests and their possible contributions to the research culture of the Centre. Applications, including letters of reference, should be submitted to culinaria@utsc.utoronto.ca.  Questions regarding the positions should be directed to Prof. Daniel Bender, Director, Culinaria Research Centre (culinaria@usc.utoronto.ca).

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.  This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

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.

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

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