Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Gender, Post-Colonialism, and the Islamic World
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Politics
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2020

The Department of Politics, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a tenure-track Professorial Stream position at the Assistant Professor level in Gender, Post-Colonialism, and the Islamic World to commence July 1st, 2020. Candidates must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, service and in scholarly research, and have produced original scholarly research appropriate to their stage of career. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD by the start of the appointment in Political Science or an appropriate related field is required. The Department of Politics is internationally recognized as one of the leading sites for the study of gender and politics informed by a diverse range of critical intellectual approaches. We seek candidates with exceptional promise of scholarly achievement exploring the complex gendered processes of colonialism/postcolonialism and the Islamic world; teaching success and pedagogical innovation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; strong prospects for external research funding; and demonstrated commitment to multidisciplinary scholarship. The successful candidate’s research should complement the present scholarly profile of the Department of Politics in the study of gender, post-colonialism, anti-imperialism, and the Islamic World, conceived to encompass not only "Islamic countries" but in a diasporic sense, and to develop the conception in new and innovative ways. This research may be located within one, or span across two or more, of the Department's five fields: Gender and Politics, Comparative Politics, Canadian Politics, International Politics, and Political Theory.

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. 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 David Mutimer, 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

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is January 25, 2020. Applicants should submit a signed letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and a sample of their scholarly writing (no longer than 20 pages) and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Prof. David Mutimer, Chair, Department of Politics, by email to (subject line: “Gender, Post-Colonialism, and the Islamic World”).


Posting End Date: January 25, 2020