Academic Employment Opportunities

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

Law and Society Program, Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University

The Law and Society Program in the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites applications from highly qualified applicants for a professorial stream, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Law and Society to commence July 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. Information about the Law and Society Program can be found here: http://laso.sosc.laps.yorku.ca/. Information about the affiliated Graduate Program in Socio-Legal Studies can be found here: http://slst.gradstudies.yorku.ca/.

The Law and Society Program at York has a long tradition of critical interdisciplinarity in research and teaching. We approach the study of law and law-like institutions as situated social and cultural practices. We recognize that our program is strengthened by the diversity of our communities, our students and our faculty, and we seek applications from scholars engaged in research in and with Black communities who will further develop this diversity in intellectual traditions, approaches and research.

Qualified candidates must have a completed PhD by the time of appointment with specialization in Socio-Legal Studies, Law or a relevant related field in the Social Sciences. The successful candidate must be engaged in an ongoing program of sustained research. The substantive areas of research specialization are open and could include Black Studies and the Law; Resistance, activism, refusal, Afro-futurity in a legal context; technology, the digital, and the law; and anti-racist research methodologies and paradigms, relevant to Black communities. Preference will be given to candidates whose research is conducted in and with Black communities. Candidates must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in interdisciplinary research and teaching as well as demonstrate a willingness to take a leadership role in program/curricular innovation and university service. Candidates are expected to have produced scholarly works relevant to the field of Law and Society appropriate to their stage of career. The position will involve undergraduate teaching as well as graduate teaching and supervision.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: the research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) with significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing. The expectation is that the successful candidate will contribute to the Department’s and Faculty’s research strengths and profile, with an expectation for national and/or international research leadership.

Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach interdisciplinary courses in their areas of specialization as well as core courses in the Law and Society Program. The successful candidate will ideally be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence 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 Uwafiokun Idemudia, Chair of the Department of Social Science at chrsosc@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 January 7th, 2022.

Applicants must submit a signed letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, samples of scholarly writing (max. 50 pages), and a teaching dossier including institutional teaching evaluations (where available). Applicants must submit a signed letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, samples of scholarly writing (max. 50 pages), and a teaching dossier including institutional teaching evaluations (where available). Three signed confidential letters of recommendation may be uploaded to https://apply.laps.yorku.ca/ beginning on November 15th, 2021.

Questions may be directed to Professor Uwafiokun Idemudia, Chair, Chair of the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email: chrsosc@yorku.ca (Subject line: Position in Law & Society: Socio-legal Studies).

 

Posting End Date: January 7, 2022