Academic Employment Opportunities

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

The Department of Equity Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a one-year professorial contractually limited appointment in the Human Rights and Equity Studies Program, with a specialization in theoretical foundations of rights and equity, to commence July 1, 2019. Candidates must have completed a PhD in International Relations, Political Science, Sociology, Social Science, or a related disciplinary or interdisciplinary field. Versatility in teaching at different levels of the curriculum and in varying pedagogical formats is an asset. 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.

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 Professor Bonita Lawrence at

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

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).

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 Bonita Lawrence, Chair, Department of Equity Studies, 5021 Dahdaleh Building, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Electronic submissions can be emailed to: (Subject line: “Position in Human Rights and Equity Studies”)


Posting End Date: March 1, 2019