Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Technological Humanities and Critical Practice
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Humanities
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2023

Technological Humanities and Critical Practice, Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University

The Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Technological Humanities and Critical Practice at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2023. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

By July 1, 2023, a PhD is required in a field of interdisciplinary Humanities scholarship related to Technological Humanities, such as Digital Humanities, Digital Culture Studies, or Science and Technology Studies, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence for junior appointment in research and in teaching.

The successful candidate should have a clearly articulated program of research that speaks to social justice and expressive practices in the Technological Humanities, understood as including, but not being limited to, Digital Humanities. They will demonstrate a variety of interdisciplinary approaches to the Technological Humanities, with a special emphasis on the ways that technologies have mediated social relations in historical and contemporary cultural practices such as media activism, research creation, social, gender, and environmental justice movements, and decolonial and anti-racism efforts. Engagement with technological, cultural, and linguistic practices outside North America, preferably the Global South, is particularly welcome, as are interdisciplinary approaches that include religion, history, literature, history of art and architecture, film and media studies, music, and other expressive and aesthetic practices.

The successful candidate will contribute to the enhancement of the Faculty’s and Department’s research strength and reputation in the stream of Digital, Technological, Natural Worlds, understood as the critical examination of the complex entanglements of knowledge of nature with technological tools and media across a diversity of cultural and historical settings. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research meaningfully connects to experiential learning and who will attract students by touching on their lived experience while also connecting these experiences to humanistic historical and textual study.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence as demonstrated in the research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) in appropriate academic venues; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing and expertise.

We seek to appoint an outstanding researcher as part of the university’s strategic commitment to accelerate York’s progress toward being recognized nationally and internationally as a top comprehensive, research-intensive university. The Dean is able to offer enhanced research support for the first three years of this appointment.

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 for junior appointment 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 Markus Reisenleitner, Chair of the Search Committee, at

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 December 15, 2022.

Application, including a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, teaching evaluations, and the names of three referees, may be uploaded to beginning on September 26, 2022.

Questions may be directed to Professor Elicia Clements, Chair of the Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email: (Subject line: Position in Technological Humanities).


Posting End Date: December 14, 2022