Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Contractually Limited Appointment
Discipline/Field: Communication Studies
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Communication Studies
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2019
Position End Date: June 30, 2020

The Department of Communication Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications from qualified candidates for a one-year professorial contractually limited appointment at the level of Sessional Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will have a strong background in quantitative and qualitative methods and field placement courses. They will have a PhD in Communication Studies or a cognate field and demonstrable excellence, or promise of excellence, in teaching and scholarly research, and must be able to teach undergraduate courses in a variety of fields. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred. The appointment will carry a teaching load of three full courses or the equivalent.

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Prof. Anne MacLennan at or 416-736-2100 ext. 70559.

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 women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: . Please select the "Affirmative Action Program Self-Id Forms" tab under which forms pertaining to Work Status Declaration (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. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or citizens of Chile may apply per the provisions of the Canada Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA).

All applicants must send a signed cover letter and include a personal statement, an up-to-date CV, a teaching dossier that contains courses taught to date, summaries of teaching evaluations and samples of current research. Additionally, please arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be send directly to: Professor Anne MacLennan, Chair, Department of Communication Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3. Electronic submissions can be emailed to: (subject line: “CLA Search”).


Posting End Date: March 1, 2019