Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Inclusion, Disability and Education

York University, Toronto, Ontario - Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education is one of the leading research-intensive faculties of education in Canada, offering innovative programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well professional and international learning opportunities for students and teachers.  Faculty members undertake research in five thematic areas: curriculum, teaching and learning; education policy, leadership and teacher development; social, philosophical, historical and theoretical studies in education; community engagement and social innovation; and digital culture and technologies in education.

The Faculty of Education is seeking an emerging world-class researcher with demonstrated potential for leadership and international recognition in the study of the relationships among inclusion, disability studies, and education for a tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to be nominated for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC). Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Education or related discipline with postdoctoral experience and/or prior faculty level experience. The successful candidate’s research will address or be grounded in critical disability studies, will be theoretically innovative, and will connect disability studies to policies and practices of inclusivity in schools and communities.  The incumbent is expected to propose or have initiated an original and innovative independent research program in the area. The successful candidate will have a strong record of peer-reviewed publications and the potential to attract significant external research funding and graduate students. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and research and will be expected to develop and teach courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs, supervise graduate students and be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The Faculty of Education is one of the leading research-intensive faculties of education in Canada, offering innovative programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as professional and international learning opportunities for students and teachers. It has nationally- and internationally-recognized teaching and research strengths in social justice education, including the intersection of schooling with race, culture, gender, sexuality, class and disability. The incumbent will provide research leadership and complement existing faculty working in related fields, such as our recent Tier 1 appointment in Education and Social Innovation, the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, and the Canadian Observatory On Homelessness at York University. They will also play a key pan-University role in the strategic research opportunity of Healthy Individuals, Communities and Global Health as articulated in York University’s Strategic Research Plan, Building on Strength (

The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program seeks to attract outstanding researchers to careers at Canadian universities. Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., within 10 years of attaining their highest degree, with consideration for career breaks) who have the acknowledged potential to lead their field of research. Appointment to a Tier 2 Chair is for five years and is renewable once. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria (

The projected start date for this position is July 1st, 2017. Salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, samples of publications, materials regarding teaching, and the names of three references by November 30, 2016 to: Dr. Lyndon Martin, Dean, Faculty of Education, 242 Winters College, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 or by e-mail to with the subject line “CRC in Inclusion, Disability and Education”. Electronic applications should contain all materials in one message in PDF format.

All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. York University is an Affirmative Action employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The Affirmative Action Program, which applies to women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities and people with disabilities 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.

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