Faculty Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Gender and Islamophobia
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2023

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 Gender and Islamophobia 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 by July 1, 2023 or PhD equivalent (typically an MFA/DFA) with a substantial record of creative, professional, and/or research experience in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies or related social justice and/or interdisciplinary fields is required, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in research and in teaching in Gender and Islamophobia. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research or research creation and a specialization in Gender and Islamophobia in the Canadian context is required. Knowledge of transnational or other contexts is also highly preferred. Candidates’ research must demonstrate engagement with critical, intersectional, and feminist anti-racist perspectives. Applicants must have demonstrable engagements in their teaching and research with communities affected by Islamophobia.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and, as appropriate, externally funded research or research creation at the highest level.

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.

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.

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 Disabilitiesand 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 Alison Crosby, Chair of the Search Committee at acrosby@yorku.ca.

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 Declarationform.

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 http://acadjobs.info.yorku.caor 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.

The due date for receipt of completed applications is January 16, 2023.

Applications, 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 https://apply.laps.yorku.ca beginning on November 2, 2022.

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


Posting End Date: January 16, 2023