Wednesday, November 7, 2018
York University Job Posting in Law & Society: Socio-legal Studies, Indigeneity, and Indigenous Peoples
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Discipline/Field: Law & Society: Socio-legal Studies, Indigeneity, and Indigenous Peoples
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Social Science
Position Start Date: July 1, 2019
Department of Social Science
The Law and Society Program in the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts &
Professional Studies invites applications for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment at
the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the area of Socio-Legal Studies, Indigeneity,
and Indigenous Peoples to commence July 1, 2019. Information about the Law and Society
Program can be found here: http://laso.sosc.laps.yorku.ca/. Information about the affiliated
Graduate Program in Socio-Legal Studies can be found here: http://slst.gradstudies.yorku.ca .
Required qualifications include a completed PhD (or near completion) with specialization in
Socio-Legal Studies, Law, Indigenous Studies or a relevant related field. This position is open to
candidates from all areas of expertise, with preference for expertise in Indigenous Peoples and
law (Canadian focus); law, social justice and Indigenous knowledge; arts, culture and social
change, and/or socio-legal history. Candidates must demonstrate excellence or promise of
excellence in scholarly research, teaching and service as well as demonstrate a willingness to
take a leadership role in program/curricular innovation. Candidates are expected to have
produced publications relevant to the field of Law and Society appropriate to their stage of
career. The position will involve undergraduate teaching as well as graduate teaching and
supervision. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and
technology enhanced learning is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate engagement with
Indigenous communities in their research and teaching with knowledge of indigenous
methodologies and pedagogies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach
interdisciplinary courses in their own areas of expertise as well as core courses in the Law and
Society Program. The successful candidate must be eligible for prompt appointment to the
Faculty of Graduate Studies.
York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous
Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the
Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Huron-Wendat, and the Métis. It is now home to many
Indigenous Peoples. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the New
Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt
Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region. York
University supports Indigenous research and education through its Indigenous Framework for
York University, the Centre for Aboriginal Student Services, the York Aboriginal Council, and
Skennen'kó:wa Gamig, or the House of Great Peace, a space for Indigenous faculty, staff, and
students. York is committed to fostering understanding of, respect for and connections with
Indigenous communities; and the University is working to support the recruitment and success
of Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students, the integration of Indigenous cultures,
approaches and perspectives into curricular offerings and research, collaboration with
indigenous communities, and recruitment and retention of Indigenous faculty and staff.
This selection will be limited to Aboriginal (Indigenous) peoples. York University values diversity
and encourages candidates from Aboriginal (Indigenous) communities to self-identify as a
member of one or more of the four designated groups: Aboriginal (Indigenous) Peoples,
women, visible minorities (members of racialized groups) and persons with disabilities.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, Permanent
Residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. Applicants wishing to self-
identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at:
http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ . Please select the "Affirmative Action" tab under which forms
pertaining to Citizenship and Affirmative Action can be found.
Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience
and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a sample of their scholarly work, a
teaching dossier, and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be
sent to: Professor Amanda Glasbeek, Chair, Department of Social Science, S754 Ross Building,
York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(subject line "LASO appt").
The deadline for receipt of completed applications has been extended to January 12, 2019.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions
are subject to budgetary approval.
Posting End Date: January 12, 2019