Limited Appointment in Children’s Studies at York University

Position Rank: Contractually Limited Appointment
Discipline/Field: Children’s Studies
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Humanities
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2015
Position End Date: June 30, 2016

Department of Humanities

The Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications from qualified candidates for a one-year Sessional Assistant Professor position in Children’s Studies to commence July 1, 2015. Applicants must have a PhD in the humanities or a related discipline in children’s, childhood, and youth studies. The successful candidate will demonstrate a vigorous research agenda on contemporary children’s and/or youth cultures, grounded in current theory, children’s rights, and research with children and/or youth. Applicants must demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly research and preference will be given to applicants with evidence of successful teaching at the university level in children’s, childhood, and youth studies. The appointment carries a teaching load of three full courses or the equivalent.

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 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. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A., Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or citizens of Chile may apply per the provisions of the Canada Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA).

Applicants should submit, in hard copy, a letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to Professor Martin Lockshin, Chair, Department of Humanities, 206 Vanier College, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3.

The deadline for applications is February 27, 2015. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.