Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Interdisciplinary Social Science
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 in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in the Interdisciplinary Social Science Program at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2018. More information about the Department can be found at; information about the ISS program 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 with expertise in critical research methodologies. Qualified candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence, or the promise of excellence, in teaching, and scholarly research and publication in critical methodologies relating to an interdisciplinary field. Preference will be given to candidates with research in the areas of critical indigenous studies and/or social movements and activism. The candidate must have the breadth and versatility to teach core courses in Interdisciplinary Social Science, including the ability to teach large undergraduate courses on interdisciplinary approaches to social science research and critical social inquiry. Demonstrated ability working with graduate teaching assistants is an asset. The candidate should demonstrate a willingness to undertake service work 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 must 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 pages), and a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and summaries of teaching evaluation), and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to: Professor Amanda Glasbeek, Chair, Department of Social Science, S754 Ross Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: (Subject line: "ISS 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.

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