Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant/Associate Professor
Discipline/Field: Human Rights in the Middle East
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Equity Studies
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2020
 

The Department of Equity Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies invites applications for a tenure-track professorial-stream appointment in Human Rights in the Middle East at the Assistant/Associate Professor level, to commence July 1, 2020.

Candidates must have a PhD in International Relations, Political Science, Sociology, Social Science, or a related disciplinary or interdisciplinary field. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise with respect to critical human rights and equity in the Middle East, including questions of social displacement, cultural dislocation, re/settlement of populations, social, political and economic disparities, social justice, and the relationship between international law and the laws within different nations of the Middle East. A focus on theory and methods relating to these questions would be an asset. Knowledge of the languages of the region (for example Arabic, Persian or Turkish) would also be an asset, as would knowledge of and publications relating to the UIDHR (Universal Islamic Declaration of Human Rights) and CDHRI (the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam). Demonstrated pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, service and in scholarly research, and to have produced publications appropriate to their stage of career.

The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Demonstrable success in administrative and/or project leadership is a major asset.

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 deqs@yorku.ca.

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 http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ 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: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form/. 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 http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form .

Applicants should submit 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, and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Bonita Lawrence, Chair of the Department of Equity Studies, 302 Atkinson, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: deqs@yorku.ca. Subject line: “Human Rights in the Middle East Position”.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 15, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

 

Posting End Date: November 15, 2019