Academic Employment Opportunities

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

The School of Administrative Studies, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies invites applications for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Disaster & Emergency Management at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD (or near completion) is required in an area exploring aspects of Disaster & Emergency Management. Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in Disaster and Emergency Management higher education and must show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, service, and scholarly research and to have produced publications appropriate to the stage of their career. Because of our commitment to teaching excellence, discipline-based research (applied and theoretical) as well as pedagogy-based research are equally valued. Applicants with demonstrated ability to design and deliver educational experiences that are valued by the school will be preferred, particularly the capacity to revise undergraduate courses and to develop graduate courses in Disaster & Emergency.

Applicants should have an active and ongoing program of research and specialize in one or more of the following areas: disaster social science, risk assessment, hazard analysis, comprehensive emergency management, disaster policy/governance, crisis communications, and/or specific disaster focus areas such as natural hazards, technological hazards, GIS or decision support technologies, terrorism, humanitarian assistance, business continuity, disaster logistics, social vulnerability, disaster risk reduction, disaster risk resilience, etc.

The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The position will involve both graduate and undergraduate teaching and supervision. 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 the Chair of the Search Committee at e-mail: (Subject line: Position in Disaster & Emergency Management).

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 February 14, 2020.

Applications, including a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, teaching evaluations and three confidential letters of reference, may be uploaded to beginning on Friday January 17, 2020.

Questions may be directed to Professor Nelson Waweru, Director, School of Administrative Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, 223 Atkinson Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: (Subject line: Position in Disaster& Emergency Management).


Posting End Date: February 14, 2020