Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Children's Studies
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Humanities
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2015
 

Department of Humanities

The Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites applications for a tenure-stream position, at the rank of Assistant Professor, in Children's Studies (Contemporary Global Youth Cultures). A PhD in the humanities or a related discipline is required. The program seeks candidates who adopt multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to the cultures of children and youth. The successful candidate will demonstrate research on child and youth cultures from a transnational, child-centered perspective that will complement York's humanities-based Children's Studies Program. Expertise in research with children and/or youth is a requirement and relevant work experience with children and/or youth is an asset.

The successful candidate will have a completed PhD in hand by the commencement of the appointment; will demonstrate evidence of both a vigorous scholarly research agenda and promise of excellence in teaching; will teach in introductory and upper-level core courses in the Children's Studies Program, including ethics and methodologies of child-centered research and contemporary children's cultures; will develop and teach specialist upper-level undergraduate courses; and will be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The start date for this position is July 1, 2015. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. The deadline for applications is October 31, 2014.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA 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 teaching dossier, and a sample of the applicant's written work (no longer than 20 pages), and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to: Professor Martin Lockshin, Chair, Department of Humanities, Room 206, Vanier, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.

 

Posting End Date: October 31, 2014