Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: International Development Studies
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Social Science
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2013

Social Science, International Development Studies

Applications are invited for a position in the interdisciplinary International Development Studies program at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2013. A PhD is required in a relevant social science discipline or interdisciplinary degree program related to the social sciences. The successful candidate must have an active research program in the area and demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly research, as well as an interdisciplinary approach to the field of study. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a critical understanding of development theory and practice that questions the idea of a universal and unifying development, as well as an understanding of central economic, social and political issues in the field. Applicants must also have first-hand experience conducting fieldwork in the Global South. Preference will be given to those with a regional specialization in the Middle East. Applicants should be prepared to teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs, including core courses at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

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.

Candidates should submit a signed letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, samples of scholarly writing, and a teaching dossier including institutional teaching evaluations (where available), and arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent, by October 15, 2012, directly to Professor Kimberley White, Chair, Department of Social Science, S754 Ross Building, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.


Posting End Date: October 15, 2012