York U: Middle Eastern Diasporic Literatures & Cultures (Canada)

“JobAssistant Professor of Middle Eastern Diasporic Literatures and Cultures, English Department, York University, York, Ontario, Canada. Deadline: January 25, 2020.

The Department of English, in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track Professorial Stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern Diasporic Literatures and Cultures to commence July 1st 2020. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research can be situated within the fields of Postcolonial and World Literature in English within and across periods, genres, and regions. Interdisciplinary and intermedial approaches are especially welcome. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in English Literature or a related field with a specialization in Middle Eastern Diasporic Literatures and Cultures; a dynamic, substantial, and ongoing research portfolio; an innovative scholarly profile; and a track record of experience and demonstrable excellence in university teaching. We are particularly interested in candidates who engage Middle Eastern Diasporic Literatures and Cultures from a variety of global perspectives that may include but should not be limited to North America, with demonstrated expertise in theoretical and critical paradigms in Postcolonial and/or World Literature. The successful applicant will direct courses in World Literature and Postcolonial writing at all levels, contribute to curricular development in their area of specialization, and participate actively in the graduate program. The successful applicant shall be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Pedagogical innovation in such priority areas as experiential education and technology-enhanced learning is preferred.

York U: Refugee & Diaspora Studies; Human Rights in Middle East (Canada)

“JobThe Department of Equity Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, York, Ontario, Canada, invites applications for two positions. Deadline: November 15, 2019.

  1. Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Refugee and Diaspora Studies

Applicants should have a PhD in any area of the social sciences (or have completed their PhD at the time of the appointment) that engages with the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural processes that produce the displacement of individuals and groups, and the effects of these processes on refugees, illegalized and racialized migrants, and diasporic communities. Candidates should demonstrate expertise in different theoretical approaches that engage critically with human rights, transnationalism, racialization, nationalism, colonialism, diasporas, borders, and nation-states. Knowledge of and publications relating to UN refugee laws, the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Act, and the ECHR (European Court of Human Rights) is an asset. Candidates must show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, scholarly research and publication and service.

2. Assistant/Associate Professor, Human Rights in the Middle East

Candidates must have a PhD in International Relations, Political Science, Sociology, Social Science, or a related disciplinary or interdisciplinary field. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise with respect to critical human rights and equity in the Middle East, including questions of social displacement, cultural dislocation, re/settlement of populations, social, political and economic disparities, social justice, and the relationship between international law and the laws within different nations of the Middle East. A focus on theory and methods relating to these questions would be an asset. Knowledge of the languages of the region (for example Arabic, Persian or Turkish) would also be an asset, as would knowledge of and publications relating to the UIDHR (Universal Islamic Declaration of Human Rights) and CDHRI (the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam). Demonstrated pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, service and in scholarly research, and to have produced publications appropriate to their stage of career.