Assistant/Associate Professor in Historical, Theoretical, and Critical Studies of Psychology

York University Department of Psychology

Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant/Associate Professor

Discipline/Field: Historical, Theoretical, and Critical Studies of Psychology

Home Faculty: Health

Home Department/Area/Division: Psychology

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: July 1, 2022

Historical, Theoretical, and Critical Studies of Psychology, Faculty of Health

The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health at York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track professorial stream appointment in Historical, Theoretical, and Critical Studies of Psychology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commencing July 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

This position is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as Black peoples of African Descent (for example Africans and African heritage people from the Caribbean, Americas, Europe). The position is part of a cohort of Designated Black Faculty Hiring program across York University, which recognizes the underrepresentation of Black faculty, supports the Universitys Affirmative Action program and is based on the special program provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code. The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant scholarly community at York, where we aspire to achieve equity and diversity in all areas, including race equity.

We conceive of this position broadly, acknowledging the diversity of potential approaches and training backgrounds appropriate for this position. The appointee may specialize in the history of psychology with a focus on Blackness, race/racism/anti-racism; theoretical psychology (e.g. feminist, decolonial, queer, critical disability, critical race theory); or participatory community-based research informed by critical theory. Desirable research and teaching interests will address how individual and systemic factors interact to influence Black lives and examine psychologys historical and ongoing relationship with social in/justice and in/equity.

The preferred candidate would have demonstrated expertise in critical qualitative inquiry, thus making needed contributions to methods training in the Department as a whole. Preference will be given to applicants who hold a PhD (or have completed one by appointment start date) in Psychology although doctoral degrees in a closely related field (e.g., Education, Africana Studies, Gender Studies, History, Philosophy) that included substantial training in psychology will also be considered.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and, as appropriate, externally funded research at the highest level.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence of a recognized international caliber consistent with their disciplinary training and rank 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. The successful candidate must be eligible for appointment as an Associate or Full member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The successful candidate will also share in the administrative work of the Department, Faculty, University, and/or Faculty Association, and participate in various decision-making councils of the University.

The position will involve undergraduate teaching, the supervision of Honours students, as well as graduate teaching and supervision. Experience in teaching qualitative methods is an asset. The successful candidate must demonstrate teaching excellence or potential for excellence in teaching as 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 is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future. Our Psychology Department is ranked 8th in Canada according to 2020 QS World Rankings and 33rd in the World according to the 2020 Times Higher Education Global Impact Rankings.

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 Dr. Jennifer Connolly, Chair Department of Psychology at Candidates are invited to describe any circumstances (e.g., family leaves) which have impacted development of their education and career.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. York University encourages Black peoples to self-identify as a member of one or more of the four designated groups:: women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Indigenous people, and persons with disabilities. Further information 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 and permanent residents will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form, which can be found at

Please provide a cover letter of application (please specify the title of the position in the subject line of your email and in any correspondence), an up-to-date curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and three examples of your scholarly contributions (e.g., publications, dissertation chapters, or alternatives), and the names and contact information for three referees willing to provide a confidential letter of reference if the candidate is short-listed.

Applications should be submitted December 1, 2021 as a single pdf file and sent to:

Posting End Date: December 1, 2021