Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Critical Approach to Social Science Inquiry at York University

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Teaching Stream - Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Discipline/Field: Critical Approaches to Social Science Inquiry
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Social Science
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2020

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.

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The deadline for receipt of completed applications is January 25th. Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier, including recent course outlines and institutional teaching evaluations (where available), and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent 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: “interdisciplinary methods appt”). Referees should be advised to address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position.