Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Social Work
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Social Work
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2018

School of Social Work

The School of Social Work, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Social Work at the rank of Assistant Professor to fill a position in the areas of critical social work; policy and social change; global justice; and/or critical disability. The appointment will commence July 1, 2018. Candidates must have a BSW or MSW degree, and a PhD (or near completion) in Social Work or a related discipline. Substantial practice experience in social work, social policy, and/or community engagement is required (recent experience is preferred), as is experience working with diverse and marginalized populations. The School is seeking candidates to teach BSW- and MSW-level core courses from a critical perspective. The School of Social Work is committed to educating social workers in practices that further the goal of social justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a substantive analysis of systemic oppression, and engagement with the mission statement of the School in their teaching and scholarship. The successful applicant must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in scholarly research, teaching, and service and must 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

York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-discipline programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and 300,000+ alumni.

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, in hard copy, a signed letter of application discussing the above criteria, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, samples of published work, and teaching evaluations, and arrange for three signed letters of reference to be sent directly to: Professor Andrea Daley, Director, School of Social Work, S880 Ross Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.

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 1, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.


Posting End Date: November 1, 2017