Required qualifications include a completed PhD (or near completion) with specialization in Socio-Legal Studies, Law, Indigenous Studies or a relevant related field. This position is open to candidates from all areas of expertise, with preference for expertise in Indigenous Peoples and law (Canadian focus); law, social justice and Indigenous knowledge; arts, culture and social change, and/or socio-legal history. Candidates must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in scholarly research, teaching and service as well as demonstrate a willingness to take a leadership role in program/curricular innovation. Candidates are expected to have produced publications relevant to the field of Law and Society appropriate to their stage of career. The position will involve undergraduate teaching as well as graduate teaching and supervision. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate engagement with Indigenous communities in their research and teaching with knowledge of indigenous methodologies and pedagogies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach interdisciplinary courses in their own areas of expertise as well as core courses in the Law and Society Program. The successful candidate must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Huron-Wendat, and the Métis. It is now home to many Indigenous Peoples. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region. York University supports Indigenous research and education through its Indigenous Framework for York University, the Centre for Aboriginal Student Services, the York Aboriginal Council, and Skennen'kó:waGamig, or the House of Great Peace, a space for Indigenous faculty, staff, and students. York is committed to fostering understanding of, respect for and connections with Indigenous communities; and the University is working to support the recruitment and success of Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students, the integration of Indigenous cultures, approaches and perspectives into curricular offerings and research, collaboration with indigenous communities, and recruitment and retention of Indigenous faculty and staff.
This selection will be limited to Aboriginal (Indigenous) peoples. York University values diversity and encourages candidates from Aboriginal (Indigenous) communities to self-identify as a member of one or more of the four designated groups: Aboriginal (Indigenous) Peoples, women, visible minorities (members of racialized groups) and persons with disabilities. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at:http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ . Please select the "Affirmative Action" tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and Affirmative Action can be found.