Faculty Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Black Feminist & Queer Studies
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2022

Black Feminist & Queer Studies, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University

The School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Black Feminist & Queer Studies 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 equivalent, in hand or near completion with a confirmed defence date before July 1st, 2022, with a demonstrated record of excellence or the promise of excellence in research or scholarship and in teaching at the intersections of Black Feminist and Queer studies is required. Candidates will have experience in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies or Black Diaspora Studies or African Studies or related interdisciplinary fields. Candidates with an outstanding record of creative, artistic, professional or research production would be particularly welcome.

Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research or scholarship in Black Feminist and Queer Studies that may also intersect with one or more of the following: Critical Race Theory, Critical Black Disability Studies, Anti-Racist Studies of Anti-Black Racism, Black Cultural Production, Histories and Literatures, Black Radical Traditions, Decolonial Studies or Black Canadian Studies. Applicants must have experiential knowledges and demonstrable engagements in their teaching and research with Black Canadian or African Canadian or African communities.

The successful candidate will enhance the national and international profile of the School, and so be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and, as appropriate, externally funded research or scholarship at the highest level. Candidates must provide evidence of excellence or promise of excellence that is international in 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.

As the position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching, the successful candidate must be suitable 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 by 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 Professor Gertrude Mianda, the Chair of the Hiring Committee at: mianda@yorku.ca (Subject line: Black Feminist & Queer Studies).

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 February 15th, 2022.

The application, including a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, teaching evaluations and the names and email contact addresses for three referees, may be uploaded to https://apply.laps.yorku.ca/ beginning on December 15th, 2021. Referees will be asked to submit letters of reference for long-listed candidates.

Questions may be directed to Professor Frances Latchford, Chair, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email: gswchair@yorku.ca (Subject line: Position in Black Feminist & Queer Studies).


Posting End Date: February 15, 2022