Faculty Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Discipline/Field: Critical Disabilities: Transnationalism, Human Rights, Black Disability Studies
Home Faculty: Health
Home Department/Area/Division: School of Health Policy and Management
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2020

Critical Disabilities: Transnationalism, Human Rights, Black Disability Studies

The School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health at York University invites applications for a tenure-track professorial-stream appointment in Black Disability Studies, Transnational Human Rights, and Intersectional Social Justice at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (open rank) to commence July 1, 2020.

We seek an outstanding scholar in Black Disability Studies with the capacity to lead in this emerging area of research, scholarship, and social change. Possible areas of expertise include: critical approaches to disability and health in the context of historical legacies of slavery, capitalism, imperialism, and colonialism; social theory that integrates local and global analyses of class, gender, and anti-Black racism; critical interventions into local, state, and inter- and supra-national legal, policy, convention, and treaty regimes; and disability, health, embodiment, and resistance in Critical Black Studies.

Commensurate with rank, the successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or rising eminence as a researcher as evidenced by a sustainable program of research related to the areas of expertise as well as a suitable combination of academic publications and funding, community-based equity-focused projects, international work in disability policy and human rights, policy development, cultural production, and innovative approaches to equity and social justice.

The successful candidate will contribute teaching and supervision to our interdisciplinary program in Critical Disability Studies, to our undergraduate and graduate programs in Health Policy and Equity, and to the planning and implementation of an undergraduate program in Critical Disability Studies. Candidates must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence (commensurate with their rank), in teaching and graduate supervision and be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Successful experience in teaching in critical disability studies and/or a related field is required. Pedagogical innovation in areas such as community-based learning, experiential education, studio-based, and technology-enhanced learning is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to fully participate in a highly productive and collegial academic community.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or a Ph.D. near completion by the start of the appointment, in one of a number of different disciplines (e.g., Sociology, Law, Economics, Research Methods, Public Policy, Political Science, Heath Policy, Gender Studies, International Human Rights, Law and Society, History, Cultural Studies, or other related fields) so long as they have substantive background and focus in Black Disability Studies and/or Black Health Studies. A background in Critical Theory, Policy, and Human Rights is required.

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 work place 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 School, Professor Marina Morrow at shpm@yorku.ca.

This selection will be limited to candidates who self-identify as Black scholars. York University values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program applies to women, visible minorities (members of racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people, and persons with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify in all categories that are applicable. The AA Program can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. For AA self-identification for this position the form can be found here: http://health.yorku.ca/files/2019/08/Academic_applicants_self-identification-form_SHPM_July29_2019.pdf . 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 .

The deadline for receipt of applications is November 1, 2019. Applicants should send a letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a teaching dossier inclusive of teaching evaluations, as well as three signed letters of reference to Professor Marina Morrow, Chair, School of Health Policy & Management (c/o Domenica Lam) by email at shpm@yorku.ca


Posting End Date: November 1, 2019