Faculty Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Alternate Stream - Assistant Lecturer
Discipline/Field: First Year English
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: English
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2019

Department of English

The Department of English, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies invites applications for an Alternate Stream (teaching-focused) tenure-track position in First Year English at the rank of Assistant Lecturer, to commence July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop undergraduate courses.

A PhD in English or a related field (or near completion) with a substantial record of professional experience in First-Year English is required. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrate a secondary interest in Romantics and Victorian Literature. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching university-level courses and have a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success. Pedagogical innovation in such priority areas as experiential education, technology-enhanced learning and community-based learning would be preferred, as also experience with curriculum development and universal design. We particularly value experience in first-year writing course design, working with diverse student populations, and teaching multilingual writers. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service or potential to contribute to service in administration and committee work.

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 minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ . Please select the 'Affirmative Action' tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada 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 sample of their scholarly writing (maximum 30 pp.), and a teaching dossier, and contact information for three referees to be sent to: Professor Lily Cho, Chair, Department of English, 208 Stong College, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: englchr@yorku.ca (Subject line: First-Year English Application). Referees will be contacted for letters for candidates who have been selected for the long list and will be advised to address the candidate's qualifications and experience in relation to the position.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 12, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.


Posting End Date: November 12, 2018