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Tenure-Track Teaching Stream, Assistant Professor in Critical Approaches to Social Science Inquiry

York University

Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University

The Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a tenure-track Teaching Stream position at the Assistant Professor level in Critical Approaches to Social Science Inquiry to commence July 1st, 2020. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop undergraduate courses across the curriculum and to assume a key pedagogical leadership and service role in the Department. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD in a relevant Social Science discipline or interdisciplinary degree program related to the Social Sciences with expertise in critical research methodologies is required. The ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise in teaching a critical approach to interdisciplinary methods (both qualitative and quantitative); an understanding of theories of social science methods; and have demonstrated experience, or demonstrated potential to engage, with curricular planning and large course management. Demonstrated ability working with teaching assistants is an asset. The successful candidate may teach courses in one or more of our 9 undergraduate programs (see here: and a core methodology course, based on the teaching strengths of the applicant. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred.

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 Uwafiokun Idemudia, Chair of the Department 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’s 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 January 25, 2020. Applicants should submit a signed letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and a sample of their scholarly writing (no longer than 20 pages) and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Uwafiokun Idemudia, Chair, Department of Social Science,, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3; or by email to (subject line: “Critical Approaches to Social Science Inquiry”). Referees should be advised to address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position.