Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Contractually Limited Appointment
Discipline/Field: Health & Society
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Social Science
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2022
Position End Date: June 30, 2023

Department of Social Science

The Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a one-year teaching stream contractually limited appointment at the level of Sessional Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in Health & Society 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., by July 1, 2022, in one of the social sciences, the humanities or an interdisciplinary field, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching which qualifies them to teach multiple interdisciplinary courses in the Health & Society Program. Candidates must demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching in at least one of the following courses: Drugs & Society (SOSC 3118), Race & Health (SOSC 3121), and Indigenous Health & Healing (SOSC 3921). Candidates must also demonstrate their ability to teach in two of the following HESO “core” (required) courses: Health Controversies (SOSC 1801), Strategies of Social Science Research (SOSC 3993), and Health & Society Seminar (SOSC 4140). Preference will be given to those candidates who demonstrate superior abilities in teaching and managing large courses with teaching assistants at the first-and second-year level as well as smaller courses at the upper levels. For further information regarding the orientation and course offerings of the program, candidates should consult the HESO website at

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 Professor Uwafiokun Idemudia, Chair, Department of Social Science,

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 May 31, 2022.

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 beginning on May 2, 2022.

Questions may be directed to Professor Uwafiokun Idemudia, Chair, Chair of the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email: (Subject: CLA: Health & Society).


Posting End Date: May 31, 2022