Thanks to the generosity of President Emerita Lorna Marsden, the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies hosted Robarts Visiting Professors in Canadian Studies from 2015-16 to 2019-20. The Professorship was open to full-time (tenured or tenure-track) faculty members working on issues concerning Canada, based outside the country, with demonstrated scholarly expertise on Canada and a commitment to Canadian studies.
The Professorship continues to provide the selected faculty member with $2500 CAD to assist in covering travel and accommodations costs while in residence.
The Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies invites applications for the 2023-2024 Robarts Visiting Professorship at York University (Toronto, Ontario).* The Professorship is open to full-time (tenured or tenure-track) faculty members who have demonstrated scholarly expertise on Canada and a commitment to Canadian Studies, who are based outside the country, and who would like to work on a joint research project with one or many Robarts Centre Faculty Associate(s). Candidates who are planning to go on sabbatical or other leave during 2023-2024 will be given priority.
The Professorship will provide the selected faculty member with $2500 CAD in funding to cover travel and accommodations costs while in residence.** Visitors will also be offered office space in the Centre for the duration of the visit, and they will have access to York Libraries. The Archives of Ontario and the Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections are also located on campus, and the Environment Canada Library is nearby. The Robarts Centre is also host to the secretariat of the International Council for Canadian Studies.
* The residency of the selected candidate and access to York University campuses will be partly determined and potentially limited by ongoing public health measures.
**PLEASE NOTE Visitors will be reimbursed for travel and accommodation related expenses incurred, up to $2500 CAD, upon completion of the visit, in accordance with York University travel reimbursement policy.
- A current CV;
- A statement from the candidate on how residency at the Robarts Centre will facilitate this research trajectory and your preference for timing (maximum 250 words);
- A statement on the proposed joint research project with one or many Robarts Centre Faculty Associate(s) (maximum 250 words); and;
- A letter of support from the York full-time faculty member/Robarts Centre Faculty Associate with whom the research project will be conducted.
Applications should be sent to the Robarts Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org
The application deadline is March 10, 2023.
For more information, call 416-736-5499 or email email@example.com.
Past Visiting Professors in Canadian Studies
Professor and Chair, American Studies, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
"Negotiating the Nation: Canadian Lierary Magazines, 1965-1975"
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University, Australia
"Intended Consequences: risk management and intersectional inequality in the Canadian screen-based industries"
Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle
Exploring the concept of “heritage” within Canadian and Ontario cultural policies
Institute for Media and Cultural Studies, University of Freiburg, Germany
“Immersion and leisure in the theme park: Media Landscapes at Ontario Place"
English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin, Ireland
Political Stages: Gay Theatre in Toronto, 1967-85
Cultural and Creative Studies, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
Retrieving the cultural landscapes of Glenn Gould: A Japanese perspective on Canadian lifestyles and customs
ESL/EFL, Korea Aerospace University, Korea
Research Canadian culture/ collecting materials to develop Canadian Studies curriculum
History, Australian National University, Australia
Administration of the death penalty as it applied to sexual offences in post-Confederation Canada
English, University of Salamanca, Spain
Vulnerability and Resilience in Contemporary Canadian Literature
School of Law, University College, Dublin, Ireland
Exploring the Constitutional Links between Ireland and Canada, 1922-1937
English, Ahmedabad University, India
Hackneying Hybridity? The Discourse of Inventiveness in Culture and the Canadian Immigrant Experience in M.G. Vassanji's Fiction
Canadian Studies, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Arctic Governance: Inuit Self- Governance in Nunavut, Nunavik, Inuvialut and Nunatsiavut