Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant/Associate Professor
Discipline/Field: Disability, International Human Rights, Law and Health Equity
Home Faculty: Health
Home Department/Area/Division: School of Health Policy and Management
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2018

Applications are invited for a tenure-track appointment in Disability, International Human Rights, Law and Health Equity at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to commence July 1, 2018, subject to budgetary approval. We seek a scholar with a background in international human rights, and disability policy and a focus in health equity and policy. Candidates with direct experience in policy analysis and implementation with international or comparative policy analysis experience are especially wanted. The successful candidate will contribute to our graduate program in Critical Disability Studies and to our undergraduate and graduate programs in Health Policy and Equity. The successful candidate will have a PhD in one of a number of different disciplines (e.g., Sociology, Law, Economics, Research Methods, Public Policy, Political Science, Heath Policy, International Human Rights, Law and Society) so long as they have a substantive focus on Disability Studies, Policy and Health Equity.

Candidates should show excellence, or promise of excellence, in teaching and scholarly research and be eligible 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. Successful experience in teaching in relevant health and critical disability studies related fields are preferable. The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision in addition to undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to fully participate in a highly productive and collegial academic community.

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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.

A Self Identification Form, a letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a teaching dossier inclusive of teaching evaluations, as well as three three signed letters of reference should be sent to the School (c/o Domenica Lam) by email at by November 15, 2017. 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 15, 2017