Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Discipline/Field: Socio-Legal Studies, Indigeneity, and Indigenous Peoples
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Social Science
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2020

Department of Social Science

The Law and Society Program in the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies invites applications for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the area of Socio-Legal Studies, Indigeneity, and Social Justice to commence July 1, 2020. Information about the Law and Society Program can be found here: . Information about the affiliated Graduate Program in Socio-Legal Studies can be found here:

The Law and Society Program at York has a long tradition of critical interdisciplinarity in research and teaching. We approach the study of law and law-like institutions as situated social and cultural practices and are guided by a commitment to challenge colonial structures both within and beyond the university. We recognize that our program is strengthened by the diversity of our communities, our students and our faculty.

We seek applicants whose research is grounded in Indigenous methodologies, with a preference for specialization in one or more of the following areas: law, social justice and Indigenous knowledge with particular emphasis on processes of de/colonization in the Canadian context.

Qualified candidates must have a completed PhD (or near completion) with specialization in Socio-Legal Studies, Law, Indigenous Studies, or a relevant related field in the Humanities or Social Sciences. Candidates must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in interdisciplinary research and teaching as well as demonstrate a willingness to take a leadership role in program/curricular innovation and university service. Candidates are expected to have produced scholarly or artistic works relevant to the field of Law and Society appropriate to their stage of career. The position will involve undergraduate teaching as well as graduate teaching and supervision. Candidates must demonstrate in their research and teaching an engagement with Indigenous methodologies and pedagogies. A record of collaboration with Indigenous communities and/or organizations in Canada is strongly desired.

Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach interdisciplinary courses in their areas of specialization as well as core courses in the Law and Society Program. The successful candidate will ideally be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Huron-Wendat, and the Métis. It is now home to many Indigenous Peoples. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region. York University supports Indigenous research and education through its Indigenous Framework for York University, the Centre for Aboriginal Student Services, the York Aboriginal Council, and Skennen'kó:wa Gamig, or the House of Great Peace, a space for Indigenous faculty, staff, and students. York is committed to fostering understanding of, respect for and connections with Indigenous communities; and the University is working to support the recruitment and success of Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students, the integration of Indigenous cultures, approaches and perspectives into curricular offerings and research, collaboration with indigenous communities, and recruitment and retention of Indigenous faculty and staff.

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 Dr. Uwafiokun Idemudia, Chair of the Department at

This selection will be limited to Aboriginal (Indigenous) peoples. 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 outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a sample of their scholarly work, a teaching dossier, and three signed confidential letters of recommendation through the online application system at beginning on Friday January 17, 2020.

Questions may be addressed to Professor Uwa Idemudia, Chair, Department of Social Science, S754 Ross Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: (subject line "LASO appt").

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is February 29,2020.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.


Posting End Date: February 29, 2020