Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant Professor in Work & Labour Studies York University, Department of Social Science Canada

Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant Professor

Discipline/Field: Work & Labour Studies

Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Home Department/Area/Division: Social Science

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: July 1, 2019

Department of Social Science


The Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a Professorial Stream tenure-track appointment in Work & Labour Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2019. More information about the Department can be found at http://sosc.laps.yorku.ca/. Information about the Work & Labour Studies Program can be found at http://wkls.sosc.laps.yorku.ca/. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to teach and supervise graduate students and to participate in the University's Global Labour Research Centre: http://glrc.apps01.yorku.ca/


The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in a relevant social science discipline or interdisciplinary degree program related to the social sciences. Candidates will demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in scholarly research and publication in the interdisciplinary study of work and labour studies. Areas of specialization are open, but preference will be given to candidates with research and teaching expertise in one or more of the following: new technologies and the future of work; globalization and work; work and migration; workers’ movements; work and popular culture. Candidates will also show excellence or promise of excellence in interdisciplinary teaching, with the ability to teach the core courses of the current program, and to take a lead in curricular development. A willingness to undertake service work, demonstrated leadership abilities, and suitability for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies are also required. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred.


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 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 the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ . Please select the "Affirmative Action Program Self-Id Forms" tab under which forms pertaining to Work Status Declaration (citizenship) and AA can be found. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.


Candidates should submit a signed letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, a sample of scholarly writing (50 pages maximum), and a teaching dossier, including sample course outlines and institutional teaching evaluations (where available), and arrange for three signed confidential letters of reference to be sent by March 8, 2019, directly to Professor Amanda Glasbeek, Chair, Department of Social Science, S754 Ross Building, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: soscjobs@yorku.ca (subject line "WKLS Appointment")


The deadline for receipt of completed applications is March 8, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.


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 Amanda Glasbeek at aglasbee@yorku.ca.

Posting End Date: March 8, 2019

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