Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Contractually Limited Appointment
Discipline/Field: Global Health Policy, Ethics and Law
Home Faculty: Health
Home Department/Area/Division: School of Global Health
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2022
Position End Date: June 30, 2025

The School of Global Health, York University, invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a three-year Contractually Limited Appointment (CLA) in Global Health Policy, Ethics and Law at the rank of Sessional Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, to commence July 1, 2022. Applicants should specialize in one or more of the following areas: global health policy, ethics, and law, with a focus on global health governance, social determinants of health, health and human rights, and global health ethics. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Candidates must have a completed PhD in Health Policy or a related field with a strong global health systems or policy focus. Alternatively, candidates with a JD with extensive teaching experience in global health policy will be considered. Expertise in global health policy and governance, global health and human rights law, global health ethics, health equity, or global health practicums would be an asset.

Candidates will demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching university-level courses through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education, technology enhanced learning and community-based learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success, the capacity to bring a theoretical and practical orientation to global health policy, ethics and law teaching, learning and program design, and demonstrate good judgment and a reflective approach to innovation in teaching. Experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment is preferred. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service contributions or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work.

Experience in teaching global health or relevant health-related fields is preferable. The successful candidate will be able to teach in the BA/BSc Global Health degree program on the following courses: IHST 3550 (Global Health Architecture); IHST 4010 (Global Health Ethics); IHST 4200 (Global Health Governance); IHST 4300/4400 (Practicum/Research Capstone); IHST 4510 (Health & Human Rights). The position may involve graduate teaching and supervision in addition to undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to fully participate in a highly productive and collegial academic community.

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 Dr. A.M. Viens, Director, School of Global Health 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 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 March 4, 2022.

Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining professional experience, an up‐to‐date curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier which supports excellence and innovation in teaching [i.e., teaching philosophy, sample course outlines, student evaluations, teaching reviews, workshop and professional development programs attended or led, and conference papers and publications relating to pedagogy]. Arrangements should be made for three signed confidential letters of reference to be submitted by the deadline to the same email and addressed to: Professor A.M. Viens, Director, School of Global Health, Faculty of Health, York University, Referees should provide strong letters of reference and be advised to address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position.


Posting End Date: March 4, 2022