Job Posting: Assistant Professor, York University

Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream – Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Health & Society – Specialization in Arts, Medicine, and Healing
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department: Social Science
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2018

The Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the interdisciplinary Health & Society program at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2018. Information about the Department can be found at: ; further details about the Health & Society program can be found at

The successful candidate will have a completed PhD in one of the social sciences, humanities or an interdisciplinary program with a research focus on health or medicine. Qualified candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching, and scholarly research and publication in the socio-political and theoretical study of health and medicine with a particular focus on arts or arts-based methodologies. We are particularly interested in scholars who draw on critical theory to cover areas as diverse as health architecture graphic medicine, a/r/tography, medical humanities and art in Queer, Trans, Mad, Deaf, Disabled and Crip cultural movements. Candidates must have the breadth and versatility to teach the core courses in the interdisciplinary Health and Society undergraduate program and will also be expected to develop new courses reflecting their particular expertise and incorporating opportunities for the application of critical theory, arts-based methodologies, and/or community-based education. The successful candidate will demonstrate a willingness to undertake service work and will 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 an asset.

Applicants must submit a signed letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, samples of scholarly writing (max. 50 pages), and a teaching dossier including sample course outlines and institutional teaching evaluations (where available). Three signed confidential letters of recommendation should also be sent directly to: Professor Amanda Glasbeek, Chair, Department of Social Science, S754 Ross Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.

Email: – (Subject line: “HESO Appointment”)

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.

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017. Salary 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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Posting End Date: November 1, 2017