Faculty Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Human Rights in the Middle East
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Equity Studies
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2019

Department of Equity Studies

The Department of Equity Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a tenure-track professorial stream position in the area of Human Rights in the Middle East at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2019.

Candidates must have completed their PhD in International Relations, Political Science Sociology, Social Science, or a related disciplinary or interdisciplinary field. The successful candidate will demonstrate proven expertise relating to critical human rights and equity in the Middle East, including questions of social displacement, cultural dislocation, re/settlement of populations, social, political and economic disparities, social justice, and the relationship between international law and the laws within different nations of the Middle East. A focus on theory and methods relating to these questions would be an asset. Knowledge of one of the languages of the region (for example Arabic, Persian or Turkish) would also be an asset. Demonstrated pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in research, publications, and undergraduate teaching at all levels and be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Demonstrable success in administrative and/or project leadership is a major asset.

York University is a leader in interdisciplinary social science research and outreach efforts that enable partnerships between researchers and policy makers. This appointment will build upon and expand the University's strengths and prominence in the areas of International Human Rights, Refugee Studies, Diaspora Studies and, Middle East Studies.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in a growing cluster of researchers with complementary strengths across the University who are engaged in collaborative and interdisciplinary work in this area.

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 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 50 pp.), and a teaching dossier, and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Bonita Lawrence, Chair, Department of Equity Studies, 5021 Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: bonital@yorku.ca (Subject line: Tenure Track Search, 2018)

The deadline for applications is November 30, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.


Posting End Date: November 30, 2018