Sessional Assistant Professor in human geography at York University in Toronto, Canada

The Department of Geography invites applications from qualified candidates for a one-year Sessional Assistant Professor position in human geography. Applicants should have demonstrated strengths in research and/or teaching in cultural and/or political geography. The successful candidate is expected to teach the equivalent of three full courses at the undergraduate level. A PhD is required at the time of appointment and preference will be given to applicants with experience and demonstrable success in university teaching.

All applicants must send a cover letter and include a personal statement, an up-to-date CV, a teaching dossier that contains courses taught to date and summaries of teaching evaluations. Please include three reference letters with the application and send the completed dossier to: Professor Lucia Lo, Chair, Department of Geography, N402 Ross, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3.

The application deadline is May 20, 2011, although late applications may be accepted for unfilled positions. The start date is July 1, 2011 or as soon as possible thereafter.

This is a full-time teaching appointment with a teaching load of three full-year courses or equivalent, and it will terminate June 30, 2012.

All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action program can be found on York’s website at or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416.736.5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).