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Tenure Track position in Faculty of Environmental Studies at Yorku

I do usually try to stick to law schools and departments of socio-legal studies, but this one is very interesting. Osgoode has a joint program with FES (JD/MES) here at York. Thanks to Jennifer Koshan at U of C Law for passing it along.


Applications are invited for a tenure-track position, at the Assistant Professor level, in Gender, Race and Environment. Candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant field by the time of appointment.

We seek candidates who work at the intersections of gender, race, class and environment, such as:
critical gender and race theory; gender and transnationalism; social marginalization and processes of racialization and gender/sex oppression; the relations among racialization, gender, and political ecology; and gender and anti-racist activism/politics, especially as these are articulated with issues of environmental justice and sovereignty.

Also welcome are applicants whose work focuses on issues of colonialism, globalization, and indigenous race/gender justice or on the Global South (Africa, Asia- Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean). Candidates should have demonstrated expertise in interdisciplinary scholarship. Applied experience addressing gender, race and environment issues at local/community levels is an asset.  Candidates must have teaching experience and be able to contribute to teaching, advising and research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including supervision of doctoral research.

The successful applicant must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in scholarly research, teaching and service. The ability to contribute to one or more of the Faculty’s certificate or diploma programs is an asset.  A letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching
interests, and the names and full contact information for three academic references should be sent, by November 30, 2011, to: Gender, Race and Environment Search Committee, 126 HNES. Tel: 416.736.5252. Fax: 416.736.5679. E-mail: feshires@yorku.ca.


Is Yorku Safe?

This long awaited report (the process was started in 2007) has finally been released and is available here in pdf.

In President Shoukri’s covering letter (click here), he writes:

….one of the most prominent themes from the METRAC safety audit is the need to develop a more pronounced culture of safety and security for all community members. …The report also highlights opportunities for the enhancement to our services, programs, policies, and infrastructure. For those reasons, I have appointed Gary Brewer, Vice-President Finance and Administration, to lead a pan-University committee to review the report and develop a comprehensive action plan which will be developed over the summer. In early September, I will provide an update to the York Community….