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Tenure-track alternate-stream Assistant Lecturer at York Faculty of Environmental Studies (Deadline: 15 Jan 2016)

Faculty of Environmental Studies

Alternate Stream Appointment

The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University, Toronto, invites applications for a tenure-track alternate-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Lecturer in Environmental Justice and Arts Practice to commence July 1, 2016. A PhD in a related field or equivalent (must include a graduate degree with extensive professional experience) is required at the time of appointment. The responsibilities of this position are centred on teaching, advising, and service.

We are seeking applications from candidates with excellent teaching records, especially suited to the student-directed, interdisciplinary, experiential and equity-oriented pedagogy of our Faculty, as well as significant creative accomplishment. “Arts” for the purposes of this job are broadly defined; we are especially interested in accessible new media, community arts, contextual artistic practice, indigenous arts, and arts of the African diaspora. A commitment to the social justice and environmental protection mandate of the Faculty is important; teaching experience should include teaching about the environment in relation to race, disability, gender identity, sexuality and class.

The successful candidate should be able to contribute to both the undergraduate and the graduate programs and have the potential to coordinate the Community Arts Practice certificate and contribute to the development of a graduate diploma in the environmental arts area. Preference will be for candidates who can teach the existing graduate arts production workshops as well as undergraduate courses in Community Arts Practice and Environmental Justice. Experience practicing art and/or working in community arts-based contexts, especially with indigenous and marginalized communities, will be advantageous. Responsibilities may include undergraduate and graduate teaching, program advising and supervision of major papers, projects and portfolios, as well as Faculty and university service, particularly curriculum development and innovation in course development, evaluation and delivery; interest and experience with elearning and experiential education are assets. The ability to contribute to one or more of the Faculty’s certificate or diploma programs as well as our major project initiatives is desirable.

FES is a unique interdisciplinary Faculty that adopts a broad definition of environment including natural, built, institutional and social environments. The Faculty has a strong social and environmental justice commitment, and values community-engaged learning and action, including arts-based inquiry, production and dissemination. More information about the Faculty of Environmental Studies is available 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 Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at 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.

A letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio and/or artistic including a statement of teaching interests and approaches, previous teaching syllabi, and the names and full contact information for three academic and/or professional references (at least two of the references must be academic) should be sent to the address below by January 15, 2016.


Lisa Dennis

Secretary to Search Committee

Faculty of Environmental Studies

Room 126

York University

4700 Keele Street

Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3

Tel: 416-736-5252


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