Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Spanish
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2011

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Spanish in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, York University, commencing July 1, 2011, subject to budgetary approval. A PhD in Spanish, with a specialization in colonial/pre-modern Spanish American Literature, is required. The ability to teach courses in areas such as Latin American colonial/pre-modern literature and transatlantic studies is desirable. Experience teaching Spanish language at the university level is required.

The ability to teach Spanish language courses to native speakers is desirable, and the ability to teach Portuguese language and Brazilian literature would be an asset. Native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English is required. Candidates should have a current record of relevant publications and conference presentations. Candidates should show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and in scholarly research and publication. The successful candidate should be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications, which should include representative publications and/or teaching materials, a statement of research and teaching interests and teaching evaluations, is November 30, 2010.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae as well as the name, position, e-mail address and telephone numbers of three referees, and arrange for the three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to:

Professor Peter Avery, Chair,
Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics,
S 561 Ross Building, York University,
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3
(E-mail:; phone: 416-736-5016; fax: 416-736-5483)
Note: E-mail applications will not be considered.


Posting End Date: November 30, 2010