Sociology - Sessional Assistant Professor (Youth and Life Course Studies)

York University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-02-15

The Department of Sociology, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies invites applications from qualified candidates for a one-year Sessional Assistant Professor position in Youth and Life Course Studies. Applicants must hold a PhD in Sociology or a related discipline and demonstrate excellence, or the promise of excellence, in undergraduate teaching, with a specialization in youth and life course studies as a primary research and teaching area. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear research agenda oriented to exploring youth and/or life course studies, with reference to such issues as difference and diversity, in/equality, inclusion and exclusion. Key interests may include but are not limited to youth culture; youth and opportunity; health, wellbeing and life course; life course disruption.

This contractually limited appointment carries a teaching load of three full courses or the equivalent. The start date for this position is July 1, 2013. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The deadline for applications is April 19, 2013.

Applicants should submit, in hard copy, a letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, up to three samples of written work (at least one of which has sole authorship), teaching evaluations, and arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to: Professor Nancy Mandell, Chair, Department of Sociology, 2060C Vari Hall, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).


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