York University, Assistant Professor, Black Popular Cultures
Sep 23, 2019 → Nov 01, 2019
The Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites applications for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in
Black Popular Cultures at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
A PhD or a PhD near completion in Humanities or a related field is required. The program seeks outstanding scholars in interdisciplinary and contemporary
Black Popular Cultures. Applicants must have an ongoing program of research and specialize in one of the following areas: music and sound studies, visual and material cultures,
social media studies, and comics and graphic novels. Preference will be given to candidates whose research focusses on Popular Cultures of Canada and covers multiple approaches.
Candidates must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, scholarly research and publication, and service.
The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision,
as well as undergraduate teaching. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred.
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 Professor Leslie Sanders,
Chair of the Search Committee at
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 University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: website .
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.
No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is October 30, 2019.
Applicants should submit a signed letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and a sample of their written work (no longer than 20 pages)
and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to
Professor Andrea Davis,
Chair, Department of Humanities,
206 Vanier College, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies,
York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3;
or by e-mail to
(subject line: “Black Popular Cultures Humanities”).