Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Law, Governance and Accountability (2 positions)
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Administrative Studies
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2020

School of Administrative Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University

The School of Administrative Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, invites applications for two (2) professorial stream tenure-track appointments in the area of Law, Governance and Accountability, at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The School of Administrative Studies at York University is establishing a cluster of professors to enhance research quality, output and visibility. The new hires will be responsible for development and delivery of courses at the graduate level (Master in Financial Accountability - MFAc) and undergraduate level (mainly law for the Bachelor of Commerce). The new hire(s) will have the opportunity of developing new MFAc courses in topics as varied as cannabis and blockchain governance. Also, the new hire(s) can contribute to a new program being developed on governance in health care jointly with the Ontario Hospital Association.

A PhD in Law, Governance and Accountability, Accounting or related field with the PhD dissertation or recent publications in Accountability, Governance or Law is required. Candidates must show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, service, scholarly research, and to have produced publications appropriate to the stage of their career. Because of our commitment to teaching excellence, both discipline-based research (applied and theoretical) as well as pedagogy-based research are equally valued. Applicants with demonstrated ability to design and deliver educational experiences that are valued by the school will be preferred, particularly the capacity to revise undergraduate law courses and to develop and teach graduate courses in governance and accountability.

Applicants should have an ongoing program of research and specialize in one or more of the following areas: Business/Corporate Governance, Accountability and Law. Preference will be given to candidates that have a Canadian professional designation, have teaching experience, and are involved with the external community in a professional capacity supported by evidence of success within the wider Law, Governance and/or Accountability community, e.g., employers, students, and the profession (examples would include obtaining jobs or internships for students, fund raising, involvement with student groups as their advisor or mentor, and meaningful involvement with the profession).

The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred.

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 the Chair of the Search Committee at Email: (Subject line: Position in law, governance and accountability).

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 form found at: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at .

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is October 1, 2019. A letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, three letters of reference and teaching evaluations should be sent to: Professor Nelson Waweru, Director, School of Administrative Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, 221 Atkinson Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: (Subject line: Position in Law, Governance and Accountability).


Posting End Date: October 1, 2019