The purpose of Faculty Affairs is to enrich York's intellectual community by bringing new people and ideas to York and helping them thrive once here.
About Faculty Affairs
The Faculty Affairs office was created in August 2022 to support colleagues at every career stage, from first applying for a faculty position through to retirement. We facilitate faculty recruitment not only by posting positions and guiding process, but also offering hiring committees resources and support. Starting May 2023 and culminating in New Faculty Orientation in August, we will host online welcome sessions for new faculty to ease their transitions to York and connect them with each other. For those already at York, we organize faculty meet-ups about different issues so that colleagues can find mentors, models and sounding boards as they move forward in their careers. As well, York Change Leadership (YCL) offers leadership skill-building workshops, internal consulting, coaching, and runs the Academic Leadership Program for new and existing leaders.
In addition to our office’s own initiatives, we also circulate information about other opportunities and programs at York so these reach all faculty. The Research Commons for instance, offers a full complement of programs to facilitate colleagues' scholarship, while the Teaching Commons does the same to invigorate pedagogy. Finally, the York University Retirees’ Association (YURA) builds community among retired faculty and staff and sustains their connection to the university.
Whether a prospective colleague, a new one, or a long-standing one, we hope you see ways that you and your ideas can thrive at York.
Faculty Affairs Team
York University recognizes that many Indigenous Nations have longstanding relationships with the territories upon which York University campuses are located that precede the establishment of York University. York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Huron-Wendat. It is now home to many First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region.