Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant/Associate Professor
Discipline/Field: Anthropology of Race, Racisms, and Racialization
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Anthropology
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2020

The Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies invites applications for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Anthropology of Race, Racisms, and Racialization at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to commence July 1, 2020. The area of specialization is open, with preference for candidates whose ethnographically grounded research and expertise is in the Global South. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The Department of Anthropology at York University is committed to decolonial methodologies and pedagogies and we encourage applicants who are actively building solidarity with historically marginalized groups. Applicants must have scholarly training and teaching experience in Anthropology. A PhD in Anthropology by the start of the appointment or shortly thereafter is required. Successful applicants will demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in scholarly research, teaching and service, and have publications appropriate to their stage of career. Pedagogical expertise and innovation in teaching community-oriented courses that will enhance Department’s focus on engaged anthropology is an asset as is expertise in experiential education and technology enhanced learning.

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.

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 Shubhra Gururani by email at

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

Applicants should submit the application package including 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 in PDF format with the subject heading “Anthropology of Race, Racisms, and Racialization” via email to Professor Shubhra Gururani, Chair, Department of Anthropology at . The applicant should arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the Chair by email. The letters should arrive by the deadline from referees’ professional email address.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is October 15, 2019.


Posting End Date: October 15, 2019