Faculty Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Inequality, Global Labour Movements and Workplace Democracy
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Social Science
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2021

The Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Inequality, Global Labour Movements and Workplace Democracy at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. by July 1, 2021 in a relevant social science discipline, with a research focus on work and labour studies. We are seeking a critical interdisciplinary scholar, with demonstrated excellence or the promise of excellence in research and teaching. Applicants must have a clearly articulated program of critical interdisciplinary research and specialize in one or more of the following areas: labour relations, workplace inequality; global labour movements and workplace democracy.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and, as appropriate, externally funded research at the highest level.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or potential for excellence as demonstrated in: the research statement; a record of publication (or forthcoming publications) appropriate to career stage; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong letters of recommendation.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a critical interdisciplinary approach to teaching, and the ability to teach one or more of the following courses: The Future of Work; Labour and Globalization; Labour Relations; Global Living Wage Movements; and Mobile Worlds: Work, Labour and Power in the Global Era. Preference will be given to candidates engaged in labour and community embedded learning, including but not limited to links with trade unions and other workers’ justice organizations. Demonstrated experience with experiential education and technology enhanced learning, curricular planning, large course management and working with teaching assistants is an asset.

Evidence of excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching will be provided through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments; teaching evaluations; and reference letters. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop undergraduate courses in the Work and Labour Studies program, assume pedagogical leadership and service roles in the Department of Social Science, and to participate in the University's Global Labour Research Centre. The position may involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching and the successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

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 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 Chair of the Department of Social Science at chrsosc@yorku.ca (Subject line: Position in Inequality, Global Labour Movements and Workplace Democracy).

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 http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ 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: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form/. 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 http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is March 5, 2021.

Application, 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 https://apply.laps.yorku.ca/ beginning on January 27, 2021.

Questions may be directed to Professor Uwafiokun Idemudia, Chair, Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email: chrsosc@yorku.ca (Subject line: Position in Inequality, Global Labour Movements and Workplace Democracy).


Posting End Date: March 5, 2021