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Assistant Professor, Literacy in Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, York University

The Faculty of Education is one of the leading faculties of education in Canada with a particular focus on research with social impact. Through our research, scholarship and innovative programs we enact our mission of reinventing education for a diverse, complex world.

The Faculty of Education, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Literacy in Early Childhood Education at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2023. The successful applicant will contribute fully and broadly to the Bachelor of Education, the Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies, and the Graduate Program within the faculty, as well as offer leadership to the Graduate Diplomas in Early Childhood Education and Language and Literacy. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD or a PhD by the start of the appointment in Education or a related field is required, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in research and in teaching. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research in any scholarly aspect or aspects of Literacy in Early Childhood Education including but not limited to basic cognitive linguistic and pedagogical processes, social and cultural influences, policy and/or practice questions, professional education, and comparative/international perspectives. Teaching experience in K to 12 schools (or equivalent) is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and as appropriate, externally funded research at the highest level.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: the research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) with significant journals in the field; and/or other scholarly productions; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing.

The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching and the successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching will be provided through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact the Chair of the Search Committee at

Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of racialized groups Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and those who self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+, can be found at or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting this voluntary self-identification form. We warmly encourage applications from members of racialized groups, Indigenous people, and persons with disabilities as these groups are historically under-represented within the Faculty. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is October 31, 2022. Applicants should submit a letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, teaching evaluations, and the names and contact information of three professional references: Dr. Robert Savage, Dean, by e-mail to with the subject line “Assistant Professor Literacy in ECE”. Applications should contain all materials in one message in PDF format.