Academic Employment Opportunities

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

The Urban Studies Program in the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a tenure-track teaching stream position at the Assistant Professor level in Curriculum Development, Experiential Education, Professional Development to commence July 1, 2020.

A PhD with specialization in Urban Studies or a relevant related field is required. Candidates must demonstrate additional expertise in one or more of the following: urban issues in Canada; urban Indigeneity; Black urban studies; urban economies; urban governance.

The primary responsibilities of the position will be the teaching of undergraduate courses in both lecture and seminar formats. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to teach core courses in the Urban Studies Program, along with demonstrable excellence in two other areas: incorporating experiential education opportunities into undergraduate teaching and furthering professional development of undergraduate students. Candidates are also required to have recent and relevant course directorship experience.

Candidates must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in pedagogy, interdisciplinary teaching and a commitment to interdisciplinary pedagogy and curriculum development. A record of pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as technology enhanced learning and community-based learning is preferred.

Publications in urban studies or related to the scholarship of teaching and learning in urban studies would be an asset.

The Department is keen to attract a scholar who has a particular interest in student experience, teaching-related service, and shows a willingness to take a leadership role in the coordination of the program. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service contributions or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work.

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

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

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 28, 2020.

Applicants should submit a signed letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and three confidential letters of recommendation through the online application system at

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 "URST appt").


Posting End Date: February 28, 2020