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Tenure-stream appointment: European Studies: Twentieth Century Continental Thought

York University, Department of Humanities

European Studies: Twentieth Century Continental Thought

The Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the Assistant Professor level in European Studies: Twentieth Century Continental Thought. This appointment is to commence July 1, 2011, and is subject to budgetary approval.

Candidates with a Ph.D. in the History of Thought, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Literature, and related areas will be given preference; the Department is particularly interested in candidates whose work engages, from a broad and interdisciplinary perspective, areas or topics concerning European thought, its historical contexts, and its global impact. Overall, candidates’ work should be located in the intellectual and cultural traditions of the Humanities, while at the same time responding to contemporary critical perspectives. Candidates should have a completed Ph.D. in hand by the commencement of the appointment. The successful candidate will show evidence of a vigorous research agenda and promise of excellence in teaching.

Candidates should be able to teach in York’s first- and second-year interdisciplinary General Education Program and to develop and teach upper-level undergraduate courses. They must also have the potential to undertake graduate teaching and supervision and be eligible for early appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The successful candidate will join the Department of Humanities and one or more of its constituent Programs, such as European Studies, Jewish Studies and Culture & Expression. The ability to contribute to the work of the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies and/or other of York University’s Organized Research Units is desirable.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York’s website at or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action 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, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a sample of the applicant’s written work (no longer than 20 pages) should be sent by October 30th, 2010 to:

Professor Doug Freake, Acting Chair
Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
York University
4700 Keele Street, 206 Vanier College
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 CANADA
E-mail:, Tel: 416-736-5158, Fax: 416-736-5460

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