Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

York University


Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant Professor

Discipline/Field: Diasporic Media
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Communication Studies
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2020

Department of Communication Studies, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

The Department of Communication Studies invites applications for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Diasporic Media 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 in Communication Studies or cognate fields is required. Candidates must show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, scholarly research and publication and service.

Applicants should have an ongoing program of research and specialize in one or more of the following areas: immigrant, migrant and/or refugee experience; forced movement of populations; global, translocal and/or local diasporic media practices and/or communities; community activism; decolonial and anti-racist approaches; and/or multicultural media policy. Candidates with a social justice and equity approach are preferred.

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 the 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: 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

Applicants should submit their application package, including a signed letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, teaching evaluations and three confidential letters of reference, through the online application system at beginning on Friday, January 17, 2020.

Applicants may direct questions to Professor Anne MacLennan, Chair of the Department of Communication Studies, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3,

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is February 14, 2020.

Posting End Date: February 14, 2020


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