Academic Employment Opportunities

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

Disaster & Emergency Management, School of Administrative Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University

The School of Administrative Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Disaster & Emergency Management at the Assistant Professor 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 (or a PhD near completion by the start of the appointment) in Disaster and Emergency Management (DEM) or a related field is required. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of excellence – or the promise of excellence – in teaching, research, and service related to the field of DEM. While firmly rooted in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, our unit takes a very interdisciplinary and inclusive approach to the study of DEM, and we welcome applicants whose work addresses disaster and/or emergency management from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds, cases (local, national, and global), hazards, and topic areas.

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 the promise of excellence) through their research statement, a record of publications (and forthcoming/ongoing work), presentations at major conferences, awards and accolades, and strong recommendations from referees in high standing. Applicants should be able to articulate a clear vision for their long-term research program. They should also demonstrate excellence in – or the potential of excellence in – meaningful, collaborative work with communities, practitioners, industry, government, and/or other external stakeholders. Because of our commitment to teaching excellence, both applied/theoretical and pedagogy-based research are both highly valued.

The position will involve teaching and supervision at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and the candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of excellence (or the potential of excellence) in teaching and student mentorship through their teaching statement, track record of instructional experience at the post-secondary level, past teaching evaluations, and strong letters of reference. We are especially interested in candidates demonstrating excellence (or the potential of excellence) in innovative teaching approaches including (but not limited to) experiential education, technology-enhanced learning, working with diverse student communities, educational evaluation/scholarship, and/or evidence-based mentorship practices.

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 Chair of the Search Committee at Email:

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 December 15th, 2021

Application, including a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and teaching evaluations, may be uploaded to beginning on October 25, 2021. Letters of reference will be requested of long-listed applicants.

Questions may be directed to Professor Nelson Waweru, Director, School of Administrative Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email: (Subject line: Position in Disaster & Emergency Management.


Posting End Date: December 15, 2021