Assistant/Associate Professor, Comparative Political Economy of Crisis/Crises of Capitalism, Department of Politics, York University

Call for applications, deadline 12 February 2021

The Department of Politics, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University

The Department of Politics, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Comparative Politics at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to commence July 1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Internationally recognized as one of the world's leading sites of political scholarship informed by a diverse range of critical intellectual approaches, the Department of Politics is seeking a dynamic intellectual leader to help advance that reputation and the scholarly excellence on which it is based. The successful candidate will be establishing, or already have established, an international reputation for the excellence of their contribution to the study of critical political economy in a comparative context.

A PhD in Political Science or a related field by the time of appointment or soon after is required, as is a demonstrated record of research, teaching, and service excellence or promise of excellence as appropriate for career stage. Applicants should have a clearly articulated independent program of research in critical political economy in a comparative context with a specialization in the crisis/crises of capitalism, broadly understood. Theoretical or empirical contributions are welcomed, as are any comparative geographical foci and/or transnational orientations. The Department has particular teaching and research needs in areas that speak to populism and extremism, ecological crises, rising inequalities, racialized injustices, grassroots political mobilizations, and comparative Indigenous politics.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and as appropriate, externally funded research at the highest level.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence of a recognized international calibre or promise of such excellence as appropriate to career stage, as demonstrated in: a research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications), such as with significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing. Evidence of community-engaged contributions are also welcomed.

Evidence of excellence in teaching or promise of excellence as appropriate to career stage will be provided through: a teaching philosophy and pedagogy statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision as well as undergraduate teaching, and the successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

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 Professor Jeffery Webber, Chair of the Search Committee, 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 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

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is February 12, 2021.

Application, including cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae; research statement; teaching philosophy and pedagogy statement; scholarly writing sample (maximum 50 pages); a sample course outline or reading list (optional); three confidential letters of recommendation; Work Status Declaration Form; and, York University Affirmative Action Program Confidential Self-identification Form (optional) may be uploaded to beginning on January 6, 2021.

Questions may be directed to Professor Jeffery Webber, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Politics, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email: