Assistant/Associate Professor in Business and Society

York University Department of Social Science


Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant/Associate Professor

Discipline/Field: Business and Society
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Social Science
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2022

Department of Social Science

The Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track position in Business and Society at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to commence July 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. For information about the Department, see:, and about the Business and Society Program:

A Ph.D. in one of the social sciences, an interdisciplinary social scientific program or a related field (e.g., ethics, law, political philosophy, history, critical management studies, environmental studies) is required. Candidates must have an outstanding record of interdisciplinary research commensurate to the rank of Associate or Full Professor and demonstrate excellence in disseminating research results through high-quality, peer-reviewed journals, scholarly monographs and other forms of publication. The area of specialization is open, but the candidate must have expertise to teach and research in one or more of the program's six streams: Social Economy; Business & Environment; Global Economy; Law & Governance; Business Ethics; Firm & Organization. Preference may be given to those whose expertise is in Social Economy and/or Business & Environment. The candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching in at least one of these areas and be able to teach the program's core courses from a critical, interdisciplinary perspective.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and as appropriate, externally funded research at the highest level.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: the research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) with significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing. The expectation is that the successful candidate will contribute to the Departments and Facultys research strengths and profile, with an expectation for national and/or international research leadership.

The position may involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching; the successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

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 Professor Uwafiokun Idemudia, Chair of the Department of Social Science 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 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 December 6, 2021.

Applications, including a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, teaching evaluations, three confidential letters of reference and two recent publications may be uploaded to beginning on October 26, 2021.

Questions may be directed to Professor Uwafiokun Idemudia, Chair, Chair of the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email: (Subject line: Position in Business & Society).

Posting End Date: December 6, 2021

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