Our Faculty invites applications for tenure-track appointments
at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank to be
nominated for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the
following areas. Complete details about the CRC program can
be found at www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/.
Tier 2 CRC in Socially Engaged
Research in Race and Racialization
The Department of Sociology seeks applicants in the study of
the development and mobilization of critical race theory with
local and/or global communities. The successful applicant
will have demonstrable potential for leadership, a strong
record of theoretical innovation, and evidence of excellence
in the understanding of how new knowledge about race and
racialization is developed with, and connected to, community
agencies and/or policy organizations. The successful
candidate is expected to propose an original and innovative
research program in the epistemological and socio-historical
dimensions of race, racialization and racial orders, grounded
in contemporary social theory that interrogates questions of
knowledge production and knowledge use that affect historical
or contemporary racialized social formations.
Tier 2 CRC in Diasporas and
The Department of English seeks applicants who demonstrate
the potential for major and transformative scholarship in the
field of Diasporic and/or World Literature in English (and in
translation) within and across periods, genres and regions.
Following York’s strategic research prioritization of forging a
just and sustainable world, we are interested in scholars who
engage notions of authority and sovereignty, subjectivity
and citizenship, globalism and displacement, and social
justice as they are expressed through World and/or
Diasporic contemporary and/or historical literatures,
with attention to the political, economic, religious,
ethno-cultural and social forces that condition,
and come to light in, cultural production and
expression. Interdisciplinary and intermedial
approaches are especially welcome.
Tier 2 CRC in Migration and
Mobility in the Digital Age
The School of Social Work seeks applicants who demonstrate
the potential for major and transformative scholarship on
the relationship of digital technologies to global migration
and mobility. The use of information and communication
technologies (ICT) in the national and transnational context
is a vital and growing area of research expertise as ICTs are
increasingly implicated in the movement and (in)security of
people today. Following from York’s strategic research priorities
of Public Engagement for a Just and Sustainable World, and
Digital Cultures, and from the School’s priority research areas of
critical social work, social policy, and global social justice, we are
interested in scholars whose work will add significant strength
to our established research capacity in the study of migration,
resettlement, and precarious status.
Tier 2 CRC in Politics of
Socially Engaged Research
The Department of Political Science seeks applicants who
demonstrate the potential for international recognition in their
field, integrating a pioneering approach to the study of the
political and social benefits of research. The successful candidate
will have demonstrated the potential for excellence in the study
of how to build, and engage in, collaborative research initiatives
to address social, environmental and/or economic challenges
through community-engaged scholarship and the connection
of students to public, private and/or not-for-profit stakeholders.
The successful candidate will have a strong record of theoretical
innovation, with demonstrated excellence in the theory and
practice of socially engaged scholarship.
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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
Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities,
and women, can be found at
www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by
calling the AA office at 416.736.5713. All qualified candidates
are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and
permanent residents will be given priority.
The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) brings together internationally recognized
research, a devotion to effective teaching, and a commitment to diversity, equity and social justice. The
range, global sensitivity and intensity of disciplinary and interdisciplinary degree programs are mirrored by
the diversity and engagement of its professors and students. Within its 21 academic units, LA&PS provides
a compelling learning experience for more than 25,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students.
The start date for all positions is July 1, 2015. The deadline for applications is December 11, 2014.
Salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject
to budgetary approval.
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