Academic Employment Opportunities

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

Department of Equity Studies

The Department of Equity Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Indigenous Studies with a focus on Indigenous Research Methodologies. This position is at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, and will commence July 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will have a completed PhD in Indigenous Studies or in any field in the Social Sciences or Humanities relating to Indigenous Studies, with particular strengths in Indigenous Research Methodologies; will demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in scholarly research, teaching and service, commensurate with their career stage; will demonstrate an ongoing program of research in Indigenous Studies; and will take part in student engagement and curriculum development as well as outreach to broader Indigenous communities. 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. Fluency in an Indigenous language is preferred.

The Department of Equity Studies (DES) is a learning environment that values cultural diversity, promoting and supporting political, cultural, social and economic equalities. Together, students and professors create an environment that enhances voice, empowerment and identity. Professors teaching in DES explore critical theories and real life practices in the areas of human rights, indigenous and multicultural studies. For more information, please visit

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 a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and a sample of their scholarly writing. Applicants will arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to Professor Merle Jacobs, Chair, Department of Equity Studies, 302 Atkinson Building, York University, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: (Subject line: "Position in Indigenous Studies").

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 March 31, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.


Posting End Date: March 31, 2018