Job Opportunity: Open Rank Position, School of Public Policy and Administration, York University

Professorial Stream Advertisement


Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream ‐ Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Open Rank)

Discipline/Field: Canadian Public Law and Governance

Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Home Department/Area/Division:  School of Public Policy and Administration

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: July 1, 2020

School of Public Policy and Administration


The School of Public Policy and Administration, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies invites applications for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Canadian public law and governance at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level, to commence July 1, 2020. The position will primarily serve undergraduate and graduate programs offered at the Keele campus with potential for some teaching downtown Toronto and/or in Markham. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.


A PhD in law, public policy or related discipline with a specific focus on Canadian public law and governance or PhD equivalent, typically an SJD or LLM/MPP/MPA/MA with a substantial record of relevant professional experience is required. Candidates must show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, scholarly research and publication and service.


Applicants should have an ongoing program of research appropriate to their stage of career and specialize in Canadian public law and governance. Preference will be given to a candidate with breadth of expertise, including the area of Canadian indigenous law and governance. The candidate will have the ability to enhance the reputation of the School of Public Policy and Administration.


The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred.


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 Alena Kimakova, Chair of the Search Committee at Email: (Subject line: Position in Canadian Public Law and Governance)


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 University’s 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

Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a sample of their scholarly writing (maximum 50 pp.), and a teaching dossier, three signed confidential letters of recommendation through the online application system at beginning on Friday, January 17, 2020.


Questions may be addressed to Professor Alena Kimakova, Director, School of Public Policy and Administration, 119 McLaughlin College, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3. Email: – (Subject line: Canadian Public Law and Governance)


The deadline for receipt of complete applications is February 21, 2020.