Job Opportunities

Assistant Lecturer in Environmental Justice and Arts Practice

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 Environmental Justice
and Arts Practice to commence July 1, 2016. A PhD in a related field or equivalent (must include a
graduate degree with extensive professional experience) is required at the time of appointment. The
responsibilities of this position are centred on teaching, advising, and service.

We are seeking applications from candidates with excellent teaching records, especially suited to the
student‐directed, interdisciplinary, experiential and equity‐oriented pedagogy of our Faculty, as well as
significant creative accomplishment. “Arts” for the purposes of this job are broadly defined; we are
especially interested in accessible new media, community arts, contextual artistic practice, indigenous
arts, and arts of the African diaspora. 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.

The successful candidate should be able to contribute to both the undergraduate and the graduate
programs and have the potential to coordinate the Community Arts Practice certificate and contribute
to the development of a graduate diploma in the environmental arts area. Preference will be for
candidates who can teach the existing graduate arts production workshops as well as undergraduate
courses in Community Arts Practice and Environmental Justice. Experience practicing art and/or
working in community arts‐based 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, evaluation and
delivery; interest and experience with elearning and experiential education are assets. 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 priority.

A letter of application with an up‐to‐date curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio and/or artistic including
a statement of teaching interests and approaches, previous teaching syllabi, 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