Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor in Science and Technology Studies York University, Department of Science & Technology Studies Canada

Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor

Discipline/Field: Science and Technology Studies

Home Faculty: Science

Home Department/Area/Division: Science and Technology Studies

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: July 1, 2018

The Department of Science & Technology Studies (STS) at York University invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in STS at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2018.


We are seeking candidates with teaching and research strengths in contemporary issues in STS preferably in one or more of the following topics: big data; environment and climate change; genomics and genomic technologies; science & technology policy and politics; and science & technology in the Global South. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in our STS program, as well as in our Natural Science curriculum (a General Education program for non-Science majors). The candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies to facilitate teaching and supervision in the Graduate Program in STS.


Candidates must have a PhD in STS, or in a related field, and will show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and in their scholarly research and publications. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is an asset. Demonstrated commitment to program development, community engagement, or professional leadership are valued assets.


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 Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


The deadline for receipt of completed applications is December 4, 2017. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.


Complete applications include a letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, three current letters of reference (at least one letter should address teaching), and teaching evaluations. Inquiries regarding the position should be addressed to Prof Kenton Kroker at stschair@yorku.ca. Applications are to be sent to STS Search Committee, Department of Science and Technology Studies, 218 Norman Bethune College, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3, Email: stsadmin@yorku.ca. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/.

Posting End Date: December 4, 2017

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