Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: South Asia in the 19th/20th Centuries
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: History
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2023

South Asia in the 19th/20th Centuries, Department of History, York University

The Department of History, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in South Asia in the 19th/20th Centuries at the Assistant level, to commence July 1, 2023. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD in History or a related discipline is required by July 1, 2023, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, scholarly research and publication and service. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research in 19th/20th century South Asian History.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence as demonstrated by, for example, a strong record of publications (or forthcoming publications) evidenced in monographs with major presses or articles in significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; public history or community work; awards and accolades; a record of external funding from major funding bodies; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding and innovative research. York particularly values scholarship that emphasizes new themes and methodologies in 19th/20th century South Asian history and that will provide or lead to national and international research leadership.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach at all levels of our undergraduate curriculum. The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching can be demonstrated through a statement of teaching interests; a record of teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; 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 Joan Judge, Chair of Search Committee:

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 racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and those who self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+, 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 this voluntary 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.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 15 November 2022.

Application, including a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests and three confidential letters of reference, may be uploaded to beginning on 15 September 2022.

Questions may be directed to Professor Stephen Brooke, Chair, Chair of the Department of History, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email: (Subject line: Position in South Asia).


Posting End Date: November 15, 2022