Assistant Professor in Administrative Studies

York University School of Administrative Studies


Position Information

Position Rank: Full Time Teaching Stream - Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

Discipline/Field: First Year Experience: Management

Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Home Department/Area/Division: Administrative Studies

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: July 1, 2021

School of Administrative Studies

The School of Administrative Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a teaching stream tenure-track position in First Year Experience: Management at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory-level management courses, to provide educational leadership through curricular and pedagogical innovation in the first-year experience, and to actively engage and facilitate the progression of first-year students to a successful academic experience in the BCom degree. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD in Management, Management Education or closely related field is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching university-level courses or clear promise of excellence commensurate with stage of career, through: the teaching statement; teaching history and accomplishments; a record of pedagogical innovation in such high priority areas as experiential education, technology enhanced learning, and community-based learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference. The successful candidate will further demonstrate a strong understanding of and commitment to impactful teaching, the undergraduate student experience and student success, and the ability to advance standards of excellence in the first-year experience as the foundation of the BCom program. Experience in curriculum and program development, multi-media teaching, adult learning, and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment is preferred. Non-academic business-related experience in industry, government and/or non-profit organizations is an asset. The successful candidate will also provide clear evidence of service contributions or the potential to contribute meaningfully to service in administrative and committee work.

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 Chair of the Search Committee at Email: (Subject line: Position in First Year Experience: Management).

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. 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 November 30th, 2020.

Applications, including a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a complete teaching dossier comprising: a) statement of teaching philosophy; b) summary of post-secondary courses taught; c) course and program-related curricular development activities; d) evidence of teaching excellence and impact (including a summary of available teaching evaluations); e) professional development and/or other teaching activities and initiatives, along with three confidential letters of reference, may be uploaded to beginning on September 17, 2020. Referees should provide strong letters of reference and be advised to address the candidates qualifications and experience in relation to the position.

Questions may be directed to Professor Nelson Waweru, Director, School of Administrative Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email: (Subject line: Position in First Year Experience: Management).

Posting End Date: November 30, 2020

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