Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Sports, Media, and Promotional Culture and/or Critical Race, New Media Technology, and Policy
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Communication Studies
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2018

The Department of Communication Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a tenure-stream position in the fields of Sports, Media, and Promotional Culture and/or Critical Race, New Media Technology, and Policy. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor and commence July 1, 2018. The successful applicant will also have the ability to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The successful candidate will have a completed PhD in Communication Studies or a related discipline; will demonstrate a commitment to excellence or the promise of excellence in undergraduate teaching at all levels; and will have a record of excellence or the promise of excellence in scholarly research including publications appropriate to their stage of career. In addition, applicants should have the breadth and versatility to teach a variety of undergraduate courses. The successful candidate will be prepared to participate actively in the York & Ryerson Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture and be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is an asset.

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.

Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a sample of their scholarly writing (maximum 50 pp.), and a teaching dossier. They should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor David Skinner, Chair, Department of Communication Studies, 3019 VPD Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: (Subject line: "2017 Search")

Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: Please select the "Affirmative Action" tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found.

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.


Posting End Date: November 15, 2017