Contractually Limited Appointment in Blacks in the Americas
York University Department of History

Contractually Limited Appointment

Discipline/Field: Blacks in the Americas

Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Home Department/Area/Division: History

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: July 1, 2021

Position End Date: June 30, 2023

Department of History

The Department of History, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a two-year professorial contractually limited appointment at the level of Sessional Assistant Professor in Blacks in the Americas to commence July 1, 2021.

A PhD in History or related fields is required by the date of appointment 1 July 2021, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in undergraduate teaching and scholarly research and publication. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research or research creation and specialize in the history of Blacks in the Americas, with the ability to teach African Canadian history.

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) in significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; community engaged scholarship, digital humanities, or public history contributions; and strong recommendations from 3 referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching will be provided 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 University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, and 7,000 faculty and administrative staff.

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 Stephen Brooke, Chair of the History 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 Universitys 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. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) or citizens of Chile may apply per the provisions of the Canada Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA). No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at

The application, including a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, writing sample, evidence of teaching excellence, and three confidential letters of reference, may be uploaded to h beginning on 15 January 2020.

Questions may be directed to Professor Stephen Brooke, Chair, Department of History, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email:

The application deadline is 15 March 2021.

Posting End Date: March 15, 2021

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