Assistant Professor of International Development

 Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | Full-Time Faculty Positions

Position Description

Tyndale invites fully qualified candidates to apply for the following position(s), however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The successful candidate will subscribe to and sign Tyndale’s Statement of Faith and Community Standards Statement.

Tyndale University College is a private, trans-denominational Christian postsecondary educational institution offering liberal arts and professional undergraduate degrees within a faith-based context. The University, located in north Toronto, is pursuing a strong growth strategy and anticipating increased enrollment over the next decade. Currently, Tyndale has almost 1,600 students representing over 40 denominations and 60 ethnic backgrounds and 9,500 alumni. Founded in 1894, Tyndale is located in north Toronto.

Job Purpose

Tyndale University College is looking to appoint an Assistant Professor in International Development to support its flourishing BA program as it moves to the next level.

The Bachelor of Arts in International Development at Tyndale equips students with conceptual tools and practical field experience for a vocation in international development work.

The successful candidate will have an MSc and normally a PhD in a related discipline together with field experience in community development and/or disaster relief.  He/She will be committed to research informed practice, active in development networks and familiar with faith-informed approaches to international development.

Areas of Strengths

In addition to being a core faculty member The Assistant Professor in International Development will serve in helping to shape the program. They will be expected to demonstrate:

  • The capacity to evaluate current courses and shape them to reflect current needs in the international development context
  • Superior leadership abilities including leading the program and serving on the academic planning committee of the university college
  • The capacity to develop local partnerships with development organizations
  • A commitment to successfully extend and deepen the internship experience for Tyndale students
  • The ability to enhancing the exposure of students to rigorous faith-based approaches to international development.


The successful candidate will possess:

  • Capacity to teach 6 courses within the academic year in the International department.
  • Master’s degree and notable development experience, required, a terminal degree in related field of international development preferred.
  • Ability to teach classes both during the day and evenings.
  • Meaningful connections which would enable our students to engage in internships and related academic co-curricular enrichments given high consideration.
  • A proven track record of building a development program within an academic environment or related field.
  • Affirmation and alignment with Tyndale’s Statement of Faith and Community Standards.

The successful applicant will commence service on January 1, 2020 but for the right candidate it would be open to a later start date.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter highlighting fit, a description of their faith commitment, a curriculum vitae and contact information for three references (one personal, one academic  & one professional).

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Please submit your application documents to the attention of the Search Committee at employment [at] tyndale [dot] ca

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