Position Rank: Contractually Limited Appointment
Discipline/Field: Political Theory History of Political Thought
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Politics
Position Start Date: September 1, 2021
Position End Date: August 31, 2023
Contractually Limited Appointment, Department of Politics, York University
The Department of Politics, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies,
York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a two-year
contractually limited appointment in the Teaching Stream at the level of
Sessional Assistant Professor in Political Theory History of Political
Thought to commence September 1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Political Science and demonstrable
excellence, or promise of excellence, in teaching and scholarly research. The
candidate must be able to teach a variety of undergraduate courses in the
field of Political Theory, including an introductory survey course on the
History of Political Thought, and a selection of third- and fourth-year
courses. Teaching at the intermediate and upper levels may include courses on
toleration, sexual politics, psychology and politics, and modern/contemporary
political thought. The appointment will carry a teaching load of 3.5 (FCE)
full courses or equivalent.
The successful candidate will be required to apply to join the Graduate
Program in Political Science, which will allow for supervising First and
Second Reader for MA Major Research Papers. The successful applicant must have
a record of recent relevant publications and conference presentations.
Evidence of excellence in teaching or promise of excellence as appropriate to
career stage will be provided through: a teaching philosophy and pedagogy
statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in
high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced
learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.
York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and
research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course
design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment,
our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an
impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university
in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and
administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.
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 the Search Committee Chair at email@example.com (Subject line:
CLA Political Theory).
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 visible minorities (racialized
groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can
be found at https:// acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA line at
416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York Universitys
Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting
the form found at: https:// acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-
identification-form/. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply;
however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in
Canada will be given priority. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and
Mexico may apply per the provisions of the Canada-United States-Mexico
Agreement (CUSMA) or citizens of Chile may apply per the provisions of the
Canada Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA). No application will be considered
without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found
at https:// acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is August 9th, 2021.
Application, including a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a
statement of research and teaching interests, teaching evaluations and three
confidential letters of reference may be uploaded to
https: // apply.laps.yorku.ca/ beginning on July 20th, 2021.
Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Department of
Politics, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject line: CLA Position Political Theory).
Posting End Date: August 9, 2021