Assistant Professor, Human Rights & Technology
The Department of Equity Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University invites highly qualified applicants for a teaching stream tenure-track appointment in Human Rights & Technology at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, to commence July 1, 2023.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and to provide creative educational leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular and pedagogical innovation in the classroom and at the level of programs and support aspects of curriculum delivery and development, etc.
• PhD in hand by July 1, 2023 in the social sciences or a related disciplinary or interdisciplinary field is required, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, service and teaching-based research with a focus on human rights and technology.
• Excellence or clear potential thereof among early career scholars in teaching university-level courses, as evident in: the letter of application; teaching philosophy; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education, technology enhanced learning and community-based learning; teaching evaluations; sample of course outlines; and letters of reference at the shortlisting stage.
• Strong commitment to pedagogy and student success, the capacity to bring a theoretical and practical orientation to human rights teaching, learning and program design, and evidence of good judgment and a reflective approach to innovation in teaching. Experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment and teaching critical thinking, reading and writing in a first-year course is preferred.
• Clear record of, or potential for, service contributions through administrative and committee work.
• Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
• All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
• All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.
• 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 Prof. Maggie Quirt, Chair of the Search Committee at email@example.com.
• 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 racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and those who self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs 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 this voluntary self-identification form.
• Due date for completed applications: November 30th, 2022.
• Required components: 1) letter of application outlining professional experience; 2) an up-to-date curriculum vitae; 3) separate statement of teaching philosophy; 4) teaching dossier with evidence of excellence and innovation in teaching (e.g., sample course outlines, teaching evaluations, conference papers and publications relating to pedagogy; 5) the names and email contact addresses for three referees.
• Candidates must also complete and submit a Work Status Declaration form. This is a mandatory form and no application will be considered without it.
• Submit materials: Applications may be uploaded to https://apply.laps.yorku.ca beginning on September 22nd, 2022. Questions may be directed to Professor Awalou Ouedraogo, Chair, Department of Equity Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject line: Position in Human Rights and Technology).
• York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.
• York is located in Toronto, Canada’s largest city and one of the world’s most diverse. In 2022, Forbes named Toronto one of the Ten Best Cities to Live. York is accessible from Toronto by subway.