Academic Employment Opportunities

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

The Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies invites applications for a teaching stream tenure-track appointment in Social-Cultural Anthropology at the Assistant Professor level to commence July 1, 2020. The position is for an expert in first year experience and teaching within the undergraduate program in the Department.The successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop courses at all undergraduate levels, with a particular focus on the first-year experience. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Applicants must have scholarly training and teaching experience in Social-Cultural Anthropology. A PhD in Anthropology by the start of the appointment or shortly thereafter is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching university-level courses with an emphasis on critical skills, strong commitment to pedagogy, student success and cultural diversity. We are interested in candidates who have a substantial record of incorporating experiential education and technology-enhanced learning in the classroom. Leadership in pedagogical innovation that enhances Department’s focus on engaged anthropology and furthers community-oriented and advocacy courses would be an asset. We particularly value experience and innovation in first-year course design and working with diverse student populations. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work.

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 Shubhra Gururani 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

Applicants should submit their application package, including a signed letter of application outlining their scholarly training and teaching experience, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier and three confidential letters of reference, through the online application system at

Referees should provide strong letters of reference and be advised to address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position.

Applicants may direct questions to Professor Shubhra Gururani, Chair of the Department of Anthropology, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, by email at

The deadline for receipt of completed applications has been extended to February 26, 2020.


Posting End Date: February 26, 2020