Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Associate Professor
Discipline/Field: Non-Canonical Philosophy
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Philosophy
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2020

The Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, invites applications for a professorial-stream tenure-track appointment at the Associate Professor level, to commence July 1, 2020. The area of specialization is Non-Canonical Philosophy, broadly understood to include, for example, philosophy of race and critical race theory, Indigenous philosophy, non-Western philosophy, feminist philosophy, and continental philosophy.

A PhD in Philosophy is required. Candidates must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly research and be well-positioned to engage with York's diverse student body and to contribute to the vibrant intellectual life of the department. The successful applicant will have a strong record of publication and be suitable for immediate 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 Professor Alice MacLachlan, Chair of the Search Committee, 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 a signed letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a sample of written work, and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to: Professor Robert Myers, Chair, Department of Philosophy, S431 Ross Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Electronic submissions can be emailed to: (subject line: Non-Canonical Philosophy Search).

To be guaranteed of full consideration, completed applications must be received by November 1, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.


Posting End Date: November 1, 2019