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Position Rank: Contractually Limited Appointment (1 year with opportunity for renewal and conversion)
Discipline/Field: Children's, Childhood and Youth Studies (Diasporic and Global Youth Cultures)
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University
Home Department/Area/Division: Humanities
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2017
Deadline for application: January 15, 2017

The Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites applications for a one-year Sessional Assistant Professor position in Children's, Childhood and Youth Studies (Diasporic and Global Youth Cultures) to commence July 1, 2017. Applicants must have a PhD in the humanities or a relevant discipline. The program seeks outstanding scholars whose research interests and projects address the lived experiences and cultures of children and/or youth from a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective. Preference will be given to applicants whose work addresses child and/or youth cultures in a global context. While the candidate's own research can vary in content, we are seeking scholars whose research and teaching can highlight youth social justice advocacy and community engagement practices. Applicants must demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly research. Demonstrated expertise in research with children and/or relevant work experience with children and/or youth is a requirement. Pedagogical innovation in priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is an asset. The appointment carries a teaching load of three full courses or the equivalent.

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. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or citizens of Chile may apply per the provisions of the Canada Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA).

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.
The deadline for applications is January 15, 2017. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.


Academic unit: Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies

Category of appointment: Term

Field of Specialization: Child Studies

Rank/Position title: Instructor I – 2 Positions

Start date: July 1, 2017

Closing date for Applications: January 15, 2017

About the position:

The Child Studies Program in the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for two (2) two year term Instructor positions, to commence on July 1, 2017.

The Child Studies Program at Carleton University, located in the nation's capital, began in 1997. Child Studies is housed in the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies and works collaboratively with the Institute’s other programs: Human Rights and Social Justice, Sexuality Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Disability Studies. Our unique program has quickly established itself as one of Canada's premier undergraduate programs, and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to its rapidly growing needs. More information about the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Child Studies Program is available at:


Qualifications include: a graduate degree (PhD preferred) in Child Studies or a related field, strong administrative skills, and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.

The successful candidate will teach courses at all levels of the undergraduate program in Child Studies at Carleton University, with an emphasis on teaching writing skills. The course load is seven half credit courses (a 4/3 teaching load) per year. Course release may be available for administrative service.

Application instructions:

Applications are due on January 15, 2017. Please include the following in your application package: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. At the same time, candidates should arrange to have supporting letters from three referees sent to the department. These may be submitted electronically. Materials can be mailed to: Adam Barrows, Director, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, Carleton University, 2201 Dunton Tower, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6 or sent electronically to

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution committed to developing solutions to real world problems by pushing the boundaries of knowledge and understanding. Its internationally recognized faculty, staff, and researchers provide academic opportunities in more than 100 programs of study to more than 28,000 full- and part-time students, from every province and more than 100 countries around the world. Carleton’s creative, interdisciplinary, and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative work in science and technology, business, governance, public policy, and the arts.

Minutes from downtown, Carleton University is located on a beautiful campus, bordered by the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal. With over 12 national museums and the spectacular Gatineau Park close by, there are many excellent recreational opportunities for individuals and families to enjoy. The City of Ottawa, with a population of almost one million, is Canada’s capital city and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country.

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair of the Search Committee as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.