Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Alternate Stream - Assistant Lecturer
Discipline/Field: Early Childhood Education
Home Faculty: Education
Home Department/Area/Division: Education
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2018

Early Childhood Education (Alternate Stream Teaching Focused Appointment)

The Faculty of Education is one of the leading faculties of education in Canada. Through our research, scholarship and innovative programs, we enact our mission of reinventing education for a diverse, complex world.

The Faculty of Education invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Alternate Stream (teaching-focused) position in Early Childhood Education at the rank of Assistant Lecturer. Aligned with the priorities of the Faculty of Education's Strategic Plan ( ), the successful candidate for this position will be expected to teach specific courses in and provide leadership to, the Bachelor of Education in the early years area and more broadly, and to teach courses in the Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to inclusive and innovative teacher education, and will bring a theoretical and practical orientation to the study of teaching and learning in early childhood education. Supervision of graduate students may be available for qualified candidates.

A doctorate in Early Childhood Education or a related field, and experience in teacher education in the area of early childhood education are required for the position. The successful candidate must be able to provide documented evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and demonstrate commitment to pedagogy with the potential for programmatic leadership. Pedagogical innovation in one or more high priority areas such as early years education policy; child development; mathematics, literacy, and/or the arts in primary education; early years and primary curriculum development; and play is required. Teaching experience in K to 12 schools (or equivalent), and a record of publishing in professional journals, speaking at professional conferences, and offering workshops are highly desirable.

The projected start date for this position is July 1st, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. 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 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.

Applications must be accompanied by a covering letter that describes the candidate's teaching experience, commitment to teaching and philosophical approach to the teaching and learning of early childhood education. A curriculum vitae and names of three references must also be included. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a portfolio that contains evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching including sample course outlines, student ratings, teaching reviews, workshop programs, conference papers, and publications. Applicants should submit application packages by October 15, 2017 to: Dr. Lyndon Martin, Dean, by e-mail to with the subject line "Early Childhood Education-Teaching Focused" or to 242 Winters College, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3. Electronic applications should contain all materials in one message in PDF format.


Posting End Date: October 15, 2017