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Call for Nominations: Masters for McLaughlin, New and Vanier Colleges


The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) is seeking three tenured faculty members who can provide leadership and mentoring to the intellectual community of students, faculty and fellows at three of its colleges. These college masters must be committed to enhancing the experience of York’s students, especially first-year students.

Those who can fulfill these goals are encouraged to apply for the masters’ positions available in McLaughlin, New and Vanier Colleges, all three are affiliated with LA&PS.

Applications/Nominations will be accepted until Jan. 26, 2018. The new positions commence July 1, 2018 for a period of three years.

The successful applicant in each college will be committed to enhancing the student experience, including the first-year experience through the delivery of student-centred programs and services, and to engaging members of the York University community, as well as the wider community. The successful applicant must also demonstrate superior administrative skills, particularly in the areas of finance, staff supervision and leadership. The master will have a thorough knowledge of York’s academic and administrative processes.

If you are a tenured faculty member interested in becoming the master of one of these colleges, you can apply directly.  If you are a member of the York University community who knows a tenured faculty member who would make an exceptional master, we welcome your nomination of that individual.

Masters receive a stipend, course release and sabbatical top-up. For faculty members with an active research program, research support funds may be available upon submission of a proposal to the Dean of LA&PS.

Applications/Nominations should be submitted to Lynn Moynihan, Secretary to the Search Committee, by email: The deadline for applications is Friday, Jan. 26, 2018.

McLaughlin College’s search committee is chaired by Professor Pablo Idahosa. McLaughlin College supports students in the following programs: Criminology, Global Political Studies, Interdisciplinary Social Science, Law & Society, Political Science, Public Policy & Administration, Sociology and Work & Labour Studies.

New College’s search committee is chaired by Professor John Amanatides. New College supports students in: Administrative Studies, Disaster & Emergency Management, Human Resources Management, and Information Technology.

Vanier College’s search committee is chaired by Professor David Leyton-Brown. Vanier College supports students in these programs: Business & Society, Business Economics, Children’s Studies, Classical Studies, Cognitive Science, Culture & Expression, Economics, Financial & Business Economics, Hellenic Studies, Humanities, Individualized Studies, Jewish Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Undecided LA&PS Majors, and United States Studies.