Assistant Professor, Politics, Policy and Work-Integrated Learning
The Department of Communication and Media Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University invites highly qualified applicants for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Politics, Policy and Work-Integrated Learning at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2023.
• Degree: PhD by July 1, 2023 in Communication and Media Studies or related discipline required.
• Research/Practice Expertise:
o Clearly articulated program of research (including research creation, professional practice, or community-based research) and specialization in: Canadian communication and media in relation to politics and/or policy from a social justice perspective, with preference given to candidates working in the field of critical political economy.
o Engaged in outstanding, innovative, and, as appropriate, externally funded research (including research creation, professional practice or community-based research) at the highest level.
o Research excellence (or promise thereof for early career scholars) of a recognized international calibre, as evident in: the research statement; significant publications (or forthcoming publications); presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing.
o Excellence (or promise of excellence for early career scholars) in teaching, as evident in: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations (e.g., high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning); teaching evaluations; strong letters of reference.
o Suitability for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, given that the position will involve graduate teaching and supervision in the Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture.
Experience, ability or demonstrated interest in Experiential Education and Work Integrated Learning, including placement programs in community, public, not-for-profit or corporate sectors in the area of policy-making and/or political communication and/or advocacy is required. The candidate will teach professionalization and placement courses in the Department of Communication and Media studies as well as other general and specialized courses. The successful candidate will lead the development and strengthening of experiential education and work-integrated learning curriculum in the Department.
• 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 Professor Ganaele Langlois, Chair of the Department of Communication and Media Studies. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 15, 2022
• Required components: 1) cover letter; 2) current CV; 3) separate statements of research and teaching interests; 4) teaching evaluations; 5) three letters of reference 6) sample publication.
• 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 15, 2022. Questions may be directed to Professor Ganaele Langlois, Chair of the Department of Communication Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email: email@example.com (Subject line: Position in Politics, Policy and Work-Integrated Learning).
• 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.