Associate Professor in Digital Futures in Education

York University Faculty of Education


Full Time Professorial Stream - Associate Professor

Discipline/Field: Digital Futures in Education

Home Faculty: Education

Home Department/Area/Division: Education

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: July 1, 2022

Associate Professor, Digital Futures in Education, Faculty of Education, York University

The Faculty of Education is one of the leading faculties of education in Canada with a particular focus on research with social impact. Through our research, scholarship and innovative programs we enact our mission of reinventing education for a diverse, complex world.

The Faculty of Education, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Digital Futures in Education at the Associate Professor level, to commence July 1, 2022. Digital education has taken central place during the pandemic and new possibilities have been envisioned. York has made a strategic commitment to be at the centre of digital futures in learning and this hire in digital scholarship is of high strategic importance to the faculty and the university. A leadership role in scholarship in this post is envisaged. The successful applicant will contribute fully and broadly to the Bachelor of Education and the Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies within the Faculty, as well as the Graduate Program. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD in education or a related field is required, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and in teaching. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research and specialize in one or more of the following areas: new media literacies, teaching and learning with digital technology, multi-modal literacies, theoretical and practical aspects of digital education, and contemporary digital pedagogy.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a strong established track record and continue to engage in outstanding, innovative, and externally funded research at the highest level.

Candidates must provide evidence of leadership and service experience, as well as research excellence of a recognized international caliber commensurate with a tenured position, and 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 position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching and the successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Candidates must show evidence of superior teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.

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 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 Universitys Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: We warmly encourage applications from members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities communities as these groups are historically under-represented within the Faculty. 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 23, 2021. Applicants should submit a letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, teaching evaluations, and the names and contact information of three professional references to be sent to: Dr. Robert Savage, Dean, by e-mail to with the subject line Associate Professor Digital Futures. Applications should contain all materials in one message in PDF format.

Posting End Date: November 23, 2021

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