Academic Employment Opportunities

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

International Development Studies, Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University

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 International Development Studies at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to commence July 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant social science discipline or interdisciplinary degree program related to the social sciences and must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, research, and publication. We are looking for a critical development studies scholar with a clearly articulated program of interdisciplinary research and expertise in the political economy of development with a focus on rural change. By this term we identify a broad range of phenomena, processes and struggles ranging from agrarian transformations to extractive activities, small scale industrialization, migration, sustainability, social agrarian movements, etc. Candidates must also possess a very solid command of development theory and the intellectual history of development as a field of enquiry as well as an extensive research experience in the Global South. Preference will be given to candidates with regional expertise in South Asia and familiarity with mixed-methods approaches to research. Other areas of regional expertise could also be considered.

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.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and, as appropriate to career stage, externally funded research from recognized funding agencies.

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.

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.

Application, including a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations and three confidential letters of reference, and research publications, may be uploaded to https://apply.laps.yorku.ca/ beginning on November 15, 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 International Development Studies).

 

Posting End Date: January 7, 2022