From York University’s Academic Employment Opportunities page.


Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream – Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: International Developments Studies
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Social Science
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2019

The Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a tenure-stream professorial-stream position in International Development Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2019. More information about the Department can be found at; information about the International Development Studies Program can be found at; information about the MA program in Development Studies can be found at

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant social science discipline or interdisciplinary degree program related to the social sciences and must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in scholarly research, teaching, and service, and have publications appropriate to their stage of career. In addition, the candidate will demonstrate both a systematic yet critical understanding of the changing narratives of development and the ability to teach our core courses at the undergraduate level. We are looking for a critical development studies scholar with expertise in one or more of the following areas: culture and development, new actors in development, rural/grassroots development, conflict and development. Preference will also be given to candidates focusing on one or more of the following regions: Africa, Latin America and Caribbean, South Asia, and the Middle East.

Candidates will demonstrate an ongoing program of interdisciplinary research in development in the Global South and must also have first-hand experience conducting fieldwork there. The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred. Salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

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. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: . Please select the ‘Affirmative Action’ tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.

Candidates should submit a signed letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, a sample of scholarly writing (50 pages maximum), and a teaching dossier, including sample course outlines and institutional teaching evaluations (where available), and arrange for three signed confidential letters of reference to be sent by October 15, 2018, directly to Professor Amanda Glasbeek, Chair, Department of Social Science, S754 Ross Building, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: (subject line “IDS Appointment”)


Posting closes October 15, 2018.