“This opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as Black peoples of African Descent”
Is anyone well versed in Canadian law? Is this even legal?
This job is listed on the Computing Research Association website:
Black-identified Professorial stream appointment, Computer Science
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, York University invites highly qualified candidates in any field of computer science related to the Department’s activities to apply for a professorial stream tenured or tenure-track appointment at an open rank – Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level, depending on experience – to commence July 1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
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.
A PhD in computer science or a closely related field is required, with a demonstrated record of excellence, or promise of excellence (depending on the rank of the appointment), in research and in teaching.
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