The Department of Politics, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Black Politics in Canada 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.
This opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as Black peoples of African Descent (for example Africans and African heritage people from the Caribbean, Americas, Europe). Recognizing the underrepresentation of Black faculty, this opportunity supports the University’s Affirmative Action program and has been developed based on the special program provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code. To receive full consideration, candidates should complete and submit a self-identification form as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program (detailed below). The position is part of a cohort hire across a number of faculties and fields of study. The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant scholarly community at York, where we aspire to achieve equity and diversity in all areas, including race equity. Read more about York’s investment in Advancing Black Research & Scholarship, including recipients of the inaugural York Black Research Seed Fund awards.
A PhD by July 1, 2023 is required, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in research and in teaching. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research in Black politics in Canada. Areas of research could include but are not limited to: urban politics (e.g. Toronto and/or beyond), social movements, state institutions, abolition politics or Canada in global perspective.
The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and, as appropriate, externally funded research 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 determined 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 Ikechi Mgbeoji, Chair of the Search Committee at email@example.com.
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.
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.ca 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.
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is February 10, 2023.
Application, including a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, teaching evaluations, and three confidential letters of reference, may be uploaded to https://apply.laps.yorku.ca beginning on December 15, 2022.
Questions may be directed to Professor Ikechi Mgbeoji, Chair of the Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Subject line: Position in Black Politics in Canada).
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