Academic Employment Opportunities

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

The School of Social Work, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Social Work at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of critical social work; policy and social change; global justice; and/or critical disability. The appointment will commence July 1, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Candidates must have a BSW or MSW degree, and a PhD (or near completion) in Social Work or a related discipline. Substantial practice experience in social work, social policy, and/or community engagement is required (recent experience is preferred), as is experience working with diverse and marginalized populations. The School is seeking candidates to teach BSW- and MSW-level core courses from a critical perspective. The School of Social Work is committed to educating social workers in practices that further the goal of social justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a substantive analysis of systemic oppression, and engagement with the mission statement of the School in their teaching and scholarship. The successful applicant must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in scholarly research, teaching, and service and must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred.

York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-discipline programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and 300,000+ alumni.

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 Maurice Poon 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 .

The deadline for receipt of applications is November 1, 2019. Applicants should submit, in hard copy, a signed letter of application discussing the above criteria, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, samples of published work, and teaching evaluations, and arrange for three signed letters of reference to be sent directly to: Professor Maurice Poon, Director, School of Social Work, S880 Ross Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.


Posting End Date: November 1, 2019