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, 2018

The Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a tenure-stream position in International Development Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2018. More information about the Department can be found at; information about the International Development Studies Program can be found at; information about the MA program in Development Studies can be found at

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a relevant social science discipline or interdisciplinary degree program related to the social sciences and must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, research, and publication. We are looking for a critical development studies scholar with expertise in the determinants, policies, interventions, and/or discourses of displacement in the Global South. Primary consideration will be given to scholars working on development-related dimensions of displacement and forced migration resulting from economic policies, trade and investment regimes, large-scale development projects, environmental degradation, climate change, extractive economic activities, conservation policies, preferably with expertise in issues of race/ethnicity, and/or gender in relation to displacement and development. Preference will be given to candidates focusing on one or more of the following regions: Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

Candidates will demonstrate an ongoing program of interdisciplinary research in development in the Global South and must also have first-hand experience conducting fieldwork there. Applicants should have publications appropriate to their stage of career, and ought to be prepared to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate programs, including core courses at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will 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.

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017. Salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

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 sample course outlines and institutional teaching evaluations (where available), and arrange for three signed confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to: Professor Amanda Glasbeek, Chair, Department of Social Science, S754 Ross Building, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: (subject line "IDS Appointment")

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.


Posting End Date: November 1, 2017