Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Teaching Stream - Associate/Full Professor, Teaching Stream
Discipline/Field: Experiential Learning in Global Health
Home Faculty: Health
Home Department/Area/Division: School of Global Health
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2021

The School of Global Health in the Faculty of Health at York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a teaching stream, tenure-track position at the Associate or Full Professor level in Experiential Learning in Global Health to commence July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and to provide creative educational leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular and pedagogical innovation in the classroom. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD, or a PhD equivalent (such as a JD or MD) with a substantial record of professional experience, in a global health related discipline from the sciences, social sciences, or humanities is required. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is also required, with a background in experiential education preferred. Experience working in global health policy or practice would be an asset, but is not required. The successful candidate will be familiar with a range of pedagogical, philosophical, and disciplinary lenses relevant to global health and demonstated expertise in, at least, one of the following: health protection and promotion, complexity science, social determinants of health, global governance, and/or intersectional, anti-colonial, or anti-oppression frameworks.

The successful candidate would be expected to coordinate and teach two core courses for the Specialized Honours degree: Global Health Practicum (IHST 4300) and Applied Global Health Research Capstone (IHST 4400) – in addition to Agents of Change in a Global World (IHST 1020) and Foundations of Global Health Studies (IHST 1010). The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in pedagogical innovation in areas, such as experiential education, community engagement, and/or technology enhanced learning. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary teaching, student experience, and supporting curriculum development within the School.

It is expected that the successful candidate will take a leadership role in the coordination of the undergraduate program, and regular service contribution of a member of the School. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service contributions in administrative and/or committee work. Creating or maintaining an independent program of research is not an expectation.

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

York University is rapidly expanding its role in global health. It offers the first dedicated global health program in Canada at the undergraduate level and will be soon launching a highly distinctive interdisciplinary PhD program in global health. The University is home to the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, the Global Strategy Lab, and hosts the CIHR Institute for Population and Public Health.

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. A.M. Viens, Director, School of Global Health, 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 November 9, 2020. Applicants should send: (i) a detailed covering letter specifying their suitability for the position and what rank applying for, (ii) an up-to-date curriculum vitae, (iii) a detailed teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy statement, teaching experience, sample course materials, teaching evaluations, and any other evidence of teaching excellence and pedagogical innovation; and (iv) up to three research/policy/practice outputs, if relevant. Arrangements should be made for three signed confidential letters of reference to be submitted by the deadline to the same email and addressed to: Professor A.M. Viens, Director, School of Global Health, Faculty of Health, York University, Referees should provide strong letters of reference and be advised to address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position.


Posting End Date: November 9, 2020