Academic Employment Opportunities

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

Department of Social Science

The Department of Social Science, 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 in Work & Labour Studies to commence July 1, 2019. Applicants must hold a PhD in one of the social sciences and must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in undergraduate teaching and an ability to teach in an interdisciplinary Work & Labour Studies program. The successful candidate will show promise of excellence in research and publication in the field of Work & Labour Studies. Applicants should be prepared to teach courses in Canadian labour relations, employment law and labour market regulation, and one or more of: labour and globalization; diversity in the Canadian workplace; gender and care work. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred. The appointment carries a teaching load of three full courses or the equivalent. Information about the Work & Labour Studies program can be found on the program website:

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 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, including a statement of teaching philosophy and summaries of teaching evaluations (where available); and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to: Professor Amanda Glasbeek, Chair, Department of Social Science, Ross Building, S754, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.
Email: (Subject Line: “WKLS CLA”).

The deadline for applications is March 29, 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 Professor Glasbeek at


Posting End Date: March 29, 2019