Job Opportunities

Assistant Lecturer in Equity Planning and Policy

The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University, Toronto, invites applications for a
tenure‐track alternate‐stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Lecturer in Equity Planning
and Policy to commence July 1, 2016. A PhD in a related field or equivalent (must include a
graduate degree with extensive professional experience) at the time of appointment. Membership
in the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) and/or Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP)
is also required. The Faculty of Environmental Studies supports a large accredited graduate
program in Planning and a large specialization in Urban and Regional Environments in our BES
program. The responsibilities of this position are centred on teaching, advising, and service.

We are seeking applications from candidates with excellent planning and teaching records,
especially suited to the student‐directed, interdisciplinary, experiential and equity‐oriented
pedagogy of our Faculty. The successful candidate should be able to contribute to both the
undergraduate and the graduate programs. A commitment to the social justice and environmental
protection mandate of the Faculty is important; teaching experience should include teaching about
the environment in relation to race, disability, gender identity, sexuality and class. Areas of
expertise could include transportation, housing, immigration, infrastructure, and community
development, among others.

The successful candidate will have the potential to coordinate the Planning program. Experience
working in professional planning contexts, especially with indigenous and marginalized
communities, will be advantageous. Responsibilities may include undergraduate and graduate
teaching, program advising, and supervision of major papers, projects and portfolios, as well as
Faculty and university service, particularly curriculum development and innovation in course
development and delivery; interest and experience in experiential education is an asset. The
ability to contribute to one or more of the Faculty’s certificate or diploma programs as well as our
major project initiatives is desirable.

FES is a unique interdisciplinary Faculty that adopts a broad definition of environment including
natural, built, institutional and social environments. The Faculty has a strong social and
environmental justice commitment, and values community‐engaged learning and action, including
arts‐based inquiry, production and dissemination. More information about the Faculty of
Environmental Studies is available 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 Aboriginal
people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found
at or by calling the AA office at 416‐736‐5713. All qualified candidates
are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given

A letter of application with an up‐to‐date curriculum vitae, a teaching and/or planning portfolio
including a statement of teaching interests and approaches, and the names and full contact
information for three academic and/or professional references (at least two of the references
must be academic) should be sent to the address below by January 15, 2016.

Lisa Dennis
Secretary to Search Committee
Faculty of Environmental Studies
Room 126
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3
Tel: 416‐736‐5252