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Director, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

Jobs - Deadline : 05/24/2021



Subtitle : University of Toronto

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The University of Toronto is now accepting nominations and applications for the position of Director, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy. Since its establishment in 2010, the Munk School has emerged as a vibrant and internationally renowned leader in research, teaching, dialogue, and debate on matters of global affairs and public policy.

A professional, degree-granting, interdisciplinary school within the Faculty of Arts and Science, the Munk School is home to world-renowned researchers and more than 50 academic centres, labs, and programs. Over 1,200 students are enrolled in 20 undergraduate and graduate teaching programs, 40 faculty are appointed at the Munk School, and more than 200 cross-appointed and affiliated faculty are engaged in teaching and research. The School has strengths in areas of focus relating to the digital world, the political economy of innovation, the changing world order, and the future of democratic societies, as well as strengths in the study of world regions and countries, including Asia, Europe, Eurasia, and the United States.

The Director of the Munk School will be an aspirational leader who shares the School’s commitment to advancing practical and scholarly insights of social, economic, and political significance. A recognized scholar or public intellectual in a pertinent field, the Director will champion disciplinary excellence, interdisciplinary exchange, and the co‐production of knowledge and co‐design of research with both academic and non‐academic partners. The Director will prioritize diversity, understand its value, and foster inclusive excellence.

The Director will lead the Munk School in advancing its intellectual and public agendas, further integrating its constituent elements, and building upon its domestic and international partnerships. Possessing a broad worldview, a global network, and compelling communication skills, the Director will identify and realize opportunities that sustain and support the development of programs, faculty, research, students, staff, and impact. The Director will reach out within and beyond the School to promote an engaged, interconnected culture of experimentation, in which the Munk School’s many disciplines and constituents realize opportunities for collaboration that further enhance its international stature and reputation. Public-spirited and values-driven, the Director will deepen the Munk School’s engagement with the world.

Fully committed to teaching, research, and student wellbeing as complementary facets of scholastic achievement, U of T is consistently ranked among the top 20 universities in the world for research, teaching, and innovation, and among the world’s top 10 public institutions. The University encompasses 18 Faculties and Schools, more than 100 departments, and 170 research centres and institutes. Its teaching programs are delivered on the historic St. George campus in the heart of Toronto, on campuses in Mississauga and Scarborough, and in nine fully affiliated teaching hospitals. With approximately 22,000 faculty and staff, some 93,000 students, and an annual operating budget approaching $3 billion, the University contributes $15.7 billion to the Canadian economy each year. Alumni include many thousands of distinguished researchers, teachers, creative artists, prominent federal, provincial, and municipal politicians, global business leaders, and eminent philanthropists. The University has identified enhancing undergraduate education, deepening international collaboration, and leveraging the University’s position in the Greater Toronto Area – one of the world’s most diverse urban regions – as the University’s top three strategic priorities.

Regularly named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, 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, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 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

The Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy will take office no later than January 2022; consideration of candidates will begin immediately. To view the full role profile, please visit the following link

Please direct confidential inquiries and/or applications to Project 210245 at or via email to


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