Spousal Hiring at York University

York does not have an explicit and separate spousal hiring policy. All positions for full-time faculty and librarian appointments - both tenure-stream and limited-term appointments - are conducted through an open search and selection process. The search process is conducted by the academic department (or Division or Area in the case of Faculties that do not have departments). All positions are posted on the University's academic job posting web site (www.yorku.ca/acadjobs) and must be advertised in the CAUT Bulletin and University Affairs. In addition, most positions are advertised in journals and/or publications specific to the discipline, and are posted on relevant web sites. The best place to regularly monitor to see what positions are available is the University's web site. Note that all positions have a closing date for applications.

York also has a significant number of contract faculty (sometimes referred to as part-time faculty) hired each year to teach particular courses. Contract faculty are unionized and represented by CUPE 3903. All jobs for contract faculty must be posted, and the posting and selection process is governed by the CUPE 3903 collective agreement. For information on job postings for part-time teaching positions, please visit http://www.yorku.ca/cupejobs/.

The University of Toronto and Ryerson University are also in the Toronto GTA. Each maintains an on-line web site that lists available positions (University of Toronto; Ryerson University). The University of Guelph and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology are within an hour-and-a-half drive from York; McMaster University, University of Western Ontario, University of Waterloo, Wilfred Laurier University, Trent University, and Brock University are within two hours drive. Further afield, Queen's University and Nipissing University are a three hour drive from York. Also, as Toronto is the provincial capital, there is a sizable civil service and opportunities for people with advanced degrees. The government of Ontario maintains a job site (www.gojobs.gov.on.ca). Toronto also has a sizable number of federal civil servants, and is a major financial, medical, corporate, legal, and service industry centre, with myriad opportunities for people with advanced degrees.


York’s Immigration and Relocation Officer provides assistance to prospective and newly appointed faculty in relocating to York, including spousal/partner job search assistance. Information about this office can be found at http://relocation.info.yorku.ca.

Finally, for those who might be interested in jobs in the University's non-academic sector, there is a web site listing available secretarial positions, openings for administrative assistants, and other managerial positions. This can be found at webapps.yorku.ca/nonacademicpostings.