Robarts Centre Visiting Professorship in Canadian Studies


The Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies invites applications for the 2022-2023 Robarts Visiting Professorship at York University (Toronto, Ontario).* The Professorship is open to full-time (tenured or tenure-track) faculty members who work on issues concerning Canada and who are based outside the country, are planning to go on sabbatical or other leave during 2022-2023 and have demonstrated scholarly expertise on Canada and a commitment to Canadian studies.

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 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.

Application requirements:

  1. A current CV;
  2. A statement of the research project and how residency at the Robarts Centre will facilitate this project (maximum 500 words) and your preference for timing;
  3. A short statement on how the residency will be used to foster research collaborations at York and support the Centre activities;
  4. A letter of support from a current full-time professor at York. This faculty member must also be a faculty associate of the Robarts Centre; and
  5. A letter of support from the candidate’s departmental Chair or Dean.

Applications should be sent to the Robarts Centre at robarts@yorku.ca

The application deadline is March 25, 2022.

For more information, call 416-736-5499


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 provided the selected faculty member with $2500 CAD to assist in covering travel and accommodations costs while in residence.

Past Visiting Professors in Canadian Studies

2019-20
Susan Ashley
Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle
Exploring the concept of “heritage” within Canadian and Ontario cultural policies

Robin Curtis
Institute for Media and Cultural Studies, University of Freiburg, Germany
“Immersion and leisure in the theme park: Media Landscapes at Ontario Place"

2018-19
Paul Halferty
English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin, Ireland
Political Stages: Gay Theatre in Toronto, 1967-85
Junichi Miyazawa
Cultural and Creative Studies, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
Retrieving the cultural landscapes of Glenn Gould: A Japanese perspective on Canadian lifestyles and customs

2017-18
Seung-Ryul Lee
ESL/EFL, Korea Aerospace University, Korea
Research Canadian culture/ collecting materials to develop Canadian Studies curriculum
Carolyn Strange
History, Australian National University, Australia
Administration of the death penalty as it applied to sexual offences in post-Confederation Canada

2016-17
Ana Fraile
English, University of Salamanca, Spain
Vulnerability and Resilience in Contemporary Canadian Literature
Thomas Mohr
School of Law, University College, Dublin, Ireland
Exploring the Constitutional Links between Ireland and Canada, 1922-1937

2015-16
Shilpa Bhat
English, Ahmedabad University, India
Hackneying Hybridity? The Discourse of Inventiveness in Culture and the Canadian Immigrant Experience in M.G. Vassanji's Fiction
Marcin Gabrýs
Canadian Studies, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Arctic Governance: Inuit Self- Governance in Nunavut, Nunavik, Inuvialut and Nunatsiavut