Assistant Professor in Business and Society

York University Department of Social Science

Position Rank: Contractually Limited Appointment

Discipline/Field: Business and Society (3 positions)

Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Home Department/Area/Division: Social Science

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: July 1, 2021

Position End Date: June 30, 2022

Department of Social Science

The Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for three (3) one-year professorial contractually limited appointments at the level of Sessional Assistant Professor in Business and Society to commence July 1, 2021. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Applicants must hold a PhD (by July 1, 2021) in one of the social sciences or in a relevant discipline with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, scholarly research and publication and service. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research and specialize in one or more of the following areas: Social Economy, Law and Governance, and Business Ethics.

Applicants must have an interdisciplinary background in the social sciences and will be expected to teach three full-year courses. These courses will be in one or more of the streams of Social Economy, Law and Governance, and Business Ethics, and may include one or more core courses.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: the research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) with significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing.

Demonstrated versatility in teaching (e.g., at different levels of the curriculum and in varying pedagogical formats) is an asset.

Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching will be provided through the teaching 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 Uwafiokun Idemudia, Chair of the Department of Social Science at (Subject line: CLA - BUSO).

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 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: 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

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is May 28, 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 beginning on April 29, 2021.

Questions may be directed to Professor Uwafiokun Idemudia, Chair, Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email: (Subject line: Position in CLA - BUSO).

Posting End Date: May 28, 2021