Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Social Work - Indigenous-Focused
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 - Indigenous-focused at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2018.

The School is seeking an outstanding candidate to fill a position in the areas of critical social work; policy and social change; and/or global justice; whose work focuses on Aboriginal (Indigenous) scholarship, who has strong connections within Aboriginal (Indigenous) communities, and who would bring Aboriginal (Indigenous) knowledges and pedagogies to the School.

Candidates must have a PhD (or near completion) in Social Work or a related discipline, and an active research program in social work. Preference will be given to candidates who also hold a BSW or MSW degree. Candidates must hold at least one degree in Social Work. The successful applicant must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in scholarly research, teaching, and service. 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 of Social Work is committed to educating social workers in practices that further the goal of social justice. Candidates should be prepared to demonstrate how their teaching and scholarship engage with the mission statement of the School. The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies; the position may involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching and research. 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 acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Wendat, and the Métis. It is now home to many Indigenous Peoples. We acknowledge the current treaty holders and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region. York University is committed to fostering understanding and respect for and connections with Indigenous communities; and the University is working to support the recruitment and success of Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students, the integration of Indigenous cultures, approaches and perspectives into curricular offerings and research, collaboration with Indigenous communities, and recruitment and retention of Indigenous faculty and staff.

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. Consistent with its fundamental commitments to equity, diversity and inclusion, and to promote the recruitment and appointment of Indigenous faculty members and librarians to tenure stream positions, the University invites applications from qualified Indigenous candidates for this position. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents, and others legally entitled to work in Canada for York University 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