Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant/Associate Professor
Discipline/Field: African Canadian History
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: History
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2022
 

African Canadian History, Department of History, York University

The Department of History, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in African Canadian History at the Assistant or Associate level, to commence July 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD in History or a related discipline is required by the date of appointment, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, scholarly research and publication and service. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research in African Canadian History.

This appointment is intended to complement and extend existing areas of research strength in the Department of History at York, particularly in the history of Canada, Migration, the African Diaspora, and Public History. This appointment also builds on York's research excellence in areas such as Black Culture, Migration, Labour, Gender, and Politics.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence (or promise of research excellence for junior appointment) as demonstrated in: a strong record of publications (or forthcoming publications) as evidenced in monographs with major presses or articles in significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; public history or community work; awards and accolades; a record of external funding from major funding bodies; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding and innovative research. York particularly values scholarship that emphasizes new themes and methodology in African Canadian history and that will provide or lead to national and international research leadership.

The position will 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.

Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence for junior appointment in teaching will be provided through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

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 Professor Stephen Brooke, Chair of the Department of History at chairhis@yorku.ca.

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 1 December 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 1 October 2021.

Questions may be directed to Professor Stephen Brooke, Chair, Chair of the Department of History, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email: chairhis@yorku.ca (Subject line: Position in African Canadian History).

 

Posting End Date: December 1, 2021