Faculty of Science, York University – Open Rank Professorial Stream Position in Biology, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Mathematics, Statistics

The Faculty of Science, York University, invites highly qualified  candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track or tenured  appointment at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level to  commence July 1, 2021.  Candidates must be appointable to one of the  departments of Biology, Physics and Astronomy, or Mathematics and  Statistics. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and  experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary  approval. The successful candidate will be affiliated with the  Department that best suits their research and teaching interests.

This opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as  Black peoples of African Descent (for example Africans and African  heritage people from the Caribbean, Americas, Europe). Recognizing the  underrepresentation of Black faculty, this opportunity is to support  the University’s Affirmative Action program and has been developed  based on the special program provisions of the Ontario Human Rights  Code. The position is part of a cohort hire of fourteen new colleagues  at York University, including hires across a number of faculties and a  wide range of areas and fields. The successful candidate will be  joining a vibrant scholarly community at York, where we aspire to  achieve equity and diversity in all areas, including race equity.

Applicants must have a PhD and postdoctoral experience in one of the  following disciplines: Biology, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Mathematics  or Statistics, with a demonstrated excellence or promise of excellence  in scholarly research and teaching. Applicants should have a clearly  articulated program of research. The Department of Physics and  Astronomy is particularly interested in candidates who can make use of  the next generation of observing facilities and/or their data products  and who have experience working at the cutting edge of investigations  involving large bodies of astronomical data. The Department of Biology  is interested in candidates who are undertaking innovative and  integrative approaches to study fundamental genetics or immunology at  a molecular, cellular, and/or organismal level. The Department of  Mathematics and Statistics encourages applicants in any area and  especially the field of Statistics with strength in Data Science,  Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, or High dimensional  Statistics, or any field of Pure Mathematics.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding,  innovative, and externally funded research at the highest level.  Candidates must provide evidence or promise of research excellence as  demonstrated in: the research statement; a record of publications  (including forthcoming publications) in top-ranked and field-relevant  journals; presentations at scientific or discipline-specific  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.  The successful candidate must be suitable  for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching should be  submitted 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 University champions new ways of thinking that drive research and  teaching excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming,  innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a  supportive community environment, our students receive the education  they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world.  Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada,  with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and  administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

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  Professor Gerald Audette, Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs, and Chair  of the Search Committee, Email:  scijobs@yorku.ca.

This selection will be limited to individuals who self-identify as  Black. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and  strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity,  within its community. York University encourages Black peoples to  self-identify as a member of one or more of the four designated  groups: women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups),  Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities. The  Affirmative Action program can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs  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 as part of the application process www.yorku.ca/acadjobs .  The form can also be found at:  http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form.   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 which can be found at  http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is December 7,  2020. All application materials, including a letter of application  with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and  teaching interests, and teaching evaluations should be submitted  electronically through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16998.  Furthermore, applicants should arrange for three or more signed  letters of recommendation to be sent on their behalf. Any queries  about this position should be directed to Professor Gerald Audette,  Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs, and Chair of the Search Committee,  Email: scijobs@yorku.ca.

About the Faculty of Science and the Departments

The Faculty of Science is a hub of research and teaching excellence,  fostering scientific discovery and preparing global thinkers to  advance knowledge and human progress. Our students learn from, and  work with, outstanding faculty members, and benefit from leading-edge  research facilities. Our scientists collaborate with colleagues around  the world in academia, industry and government, and engage with the  community at large through extensive outreach activities and media.

Further information about the Faculty of Science, with departmental  links for the Departments of Biology, Physics and Astronomy, or  Mathematics and Statistics at http://science.yorku.ca/

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