University of Toronto, Mathematics

Fellowship ID: UofT-PDFQUAS2021 [#17186]
Fellowship Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship
Fellowship Type: Postdoctoral
Fellowship Location: Toronto, Ontario M5S 2E4, Canada [map]
Subject Area: First-year calculus and introductory linear algebra
Starting Date: 2021/07/01
Application Deadline: 2021/02/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/01/19, updated 2021/01/18, listed until 2021/04/16)
Fellowship Description:    

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Posting Date: January 19, 2021

Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Arts & Science University of Toronto JOB POSTING – POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

The Department of Mathematics in the Faculty of Arts & Science is seeking to hire a highly motivated postdoctoral teaching fellow to develop and support curricular and pedagogic initiatives in first and second-year math courses. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate mathematics, as well as develop and implement pedagogical innovations to enhance learning in introductory-level courses. This is an opportunity for mathematicians interested in a teaching career to further develop their teaching skills and to contribute to pedagogical initiatives that enhance the learning experience of undergraduate students.

Description of duties: The successful candidate will work as part of a team that includes mathematics faculty and lead teaching assistants (TAs). The candidate will conduct research on pedagogical techniques to develop instructor and TA training resources and will implement training to support teaching of first-year calculus and introductory linear algebra. The candidate will also work with instructors and TAs to assess the effectiveness of new practices in all course sections, including classroom observation and feedback.

They will be assigned 2.0 full course equivalent (FCE) each year of teaching. They will examine best practices in mathematics education, including identifying and implementing successful evidence-based approaches to teaching within mathematics courses, and researching best practice in pedagogy.

The salary will be $60,000/year plus benefits and includes a teaching stipend.

Required qualifications: The candidate must have a recent PhD or will obtain a PhD by July 2021 in mathematics, or a related field, with experience teaching mathematics to undergraduates. We will value demonstrated experience in some of the following: course and curriculum development, pedagogical development activities, supervision of TAs, or contributions in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Strong written and oral English communication skills are required, as are the ability to proactively set, prioritize, and accomplish goals. Experience working in teams is strongly desired.

Application instructions: All individuals interested in this position must submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, publication list, teaching statement and teaching dossier. We prefer candidates to include three reference letters at time of application (to be submitted to by the reviewers themselves). The cover letter should describe your teaching experience, contributions in pedagogical development, pedagogical scholarship (e.g., interests, presentations, publications), along with long-term career goals, and their fit with the focus of this call.

Please submit these materials online at:

Closing date: Monday, February 15, 2021

Supervisor: Jeremy Quastel, Chair, Department of Mathematics

Expected start date: July 1, 2021

Term: 36 months

FTE: The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro- rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.


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.

Toronto is a vibrant and multicultural city, offering an exceptional quality of life.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the fellowship description.

Further Info:
Room 6290, 40 St. George Street
Toronto, ON
M5S 2E4

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