Employment Opportunities at York University

Faculty Positions

Staff Positions

Graduate Assistant Positions

Student Positions

Mission-Driven Institution

The mission of York University is to transform lives through Christ-centered education and to equip students for lifelong service to God, family and society. It takes each employee to fulfill this purpose-driven mission. 


York University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, loan, and other financial aid programs, athletic and other University -administered programs or employment as required by federal laws, including Title VII and Title IX, except when such distinctions may be appropriate under state and federal constitutional provisions due to the religious identity of York University and its mission, as determined by its Board of Trustees and the nature of the particular employment position or activity in question.

Faculty Employment Opportunities

Candidates should demonstrate strong communication skills, show an interest in the academic and spiritual development of undergraduate students, demonstrate commitment to the York University mission. York University is a private Christian institution of higher learning affiliated with the Churches of Christ, a successful candidate should be an active member of the churches of Christ / Stone Campbell heritage. 

Faculty responsibilities include:

  • Provide up to 27 hours of classroom instruction per academic year

  • Participate in departmental assessment

  • Serve on campus wide committees as assigned

  • Serve on department/division committees as assigned

  • Maintain office hours

  • Serve as an academic advisor

Applications should be submitted electronically to the contact listed with each position. Only electronic (PDF) submissions will be accepted. Applications should include:

  • A letter of application

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Copies of all post-secondary transcripts (official copies required at time of hire)

  • Three or more appropriate references who may be contacted

  • Response to the York University mission statement

  • Personal faith statement

  • Statement of teaching philosophy

Salary and rank are determined based on credentials and experience.

Benefits include group medical and dental insurance, group life insurance, 403b retirement plan, tuition benefits for employee/spouse/children. 

The list below provides information about faculty positions currently available at York University.


Faculty Open Positions

Anticipated Start Date: August 2023

Seeking full-time faculty member. Applicants should be able to teach a variety of lower and upper division courses in agricultural science including plant science, animal science, environmental science, and soil management. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. and experience or expertise in agri-business or related field.

To apply for this position, please submit these documents to the Office of the Provost at provost@york.edu. 

Updated on 10/27/22

Anticipated Start Date: August 2023; January 2023 may be considered

Seeking full-time faculty member. Applicants should be able to teach a variety of lower and upper division courses in computer science including Information Technology, Programming I & II, Business Computer Applications, Hardware I, and Internet History.

To apply for this position, please submit these documents to the Office of the Provost at provost@york.edu.

Updated on 10/27/22

Anticipated Start Date: August 2023

Must be able to teach a variety of lower and upper division courses in criminal
justice. A master’s degree or higher in Criminal Justice OR Juris Doctorate required. Previous experience working in the criminal justice system preferred. 

To apply for this position, please submit these documents to the Office of the Provost at provost@york.edu..

At minimum, applicants must have: a master’s degree in Library Sciences, Management, or related field; 3 years’ experience with academic technology including course / learning management systems and basic IT/software support preferred; superior oral, written, and presentation skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide management oversight for the Academic Resource Center (ARC) at Levitt building
  • Provide oversight / development of and training for academic software, including course management software
  • Provide information literacy instruction at the request of faculty
    Coordinate with students, faculty, and library staff to procure information resources
  • Manage Levitt Library’s online public access catalog, electronic database subscriptions, and other electronic library systems
  • Provide supervision, staffing, and supply procurement for The Information Commons
  • Promote events and activities for the ARC

To apply for this position, please submit these documents to Brenda Sikes, Title III Director at​brenda.sikes@york.edu

Anticipated Start Date: August 2023

Position requires teaching Freshman Composition plus a strong emphasis in upper- level writing and literature courses. A master’s degree is required; doctorate or MFA preferred. 

To apply for this position, please submit these documents to the Office of the Provost at provost@york.edu..

Updated on 10/27/22

Anticipated Start Date: August 2023

Applicants must be able to teach a variety of lower and upper-level courses across the Psychology curriculum, successfully blending research methods and statistics with the human service field.

Master’s in Psychology required; preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. All applicants should demonstrate strong communication skills and interest in the academic and spiritual development of undergraduate students.

To apply for this position, please submit these documents to the Office of the Provost at provost@york.edu.


Staff Employment Opportunities

The list below provides information about staff jobs currently available at York University. Qualified persons filing timely applications will be given consideration for the positions listed. Each position will have specific application instructions. 

Salary is based on experience.

Unless otherwise noted, posted positions are 40 hours per week, 12 months per year. 

The list below provides information about staff positions currently available at York University.


Staff Open Positions

Position Summary: In communication with advancement and other departments help design and execute cohesive campus marketing strategy. Serve as the university’s lead story-teller on digital media to alumni and other university constituencies. Collaborate with the Vice President of Advancement and others to craft messaging to broaden the university’s reach with special focus on fundraising and student recruitment.


  1. Minimum education requirement of bachelor's degree
  2. Experience in graphics programs and social media
  3. Experience with photography and video capture

For qualifications and more information refer to this document.

Application Procedure:
Submit resume, cover letter, a personal faith statement, and provide three references to:
Mr. Jared Stark
Vice President for Advancement
(402) 363-5635

Position Summary: This is a full-time and salaried position. This position is responsible for the
development, design, and implementation of recruitment and admissions processes as well as
the conduct of personalized counseling of prospective students in support of York University
Online’s enrollment and program goals. This position will have high engagement with multiple
departments including: Admissions, Marketing, Financial Aid, York University Online, IT, the
Registrar and Provost, as well as Program Directors and Department Chairs. Candidates should
have a record of successful outcomes in the development and achievement of enrollment goals,
sales, partnership building, development of academic programs to engage with educational and
leadership organizations. Additionally, this position would be expected to craft messaging to
clearly communicate program and partnership goals, design marketing plans and campaigns,
intimately understand and manage student enrollment processes for traditional and unique
partnerships, and continue to seek out new partners and enrollment strategies on an annual
basis for enrollment growth. This position would require minimal travel. The ideal candidate
would be a professional with 2-3 years of experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s preferred)
  • Education and/or significant work experience in the areas of: sales, mass
    communication and professional messaging/marketing, predictive modeling and data-driven decision-making; Higher Education recruitment, admissions, and retention processes; Customer Relationship Management software; forming partnerships and
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to deliver dynamic presentations to groups of prospective students, including adult learners.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and extended days within a very fluid, ever changing environment.
  • Preferred candidates would have experience in Customer Relationship Management software, building strategic recruitment plans, understanding of student admissions requirements, understanding of educational and academic assessment processes, and feel confident in their ability to build and sustain partnerships and programs.
  • Additional Desirable Skills (not required): graphic design, experience with Jenzabar higher education solutions suite, Canvas, and social media management.
  • According to York University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined by York University. Must demonstrate a mature and expressive Christian Faith commitment.

Application Procedure:

Submit cover letter and resume to:

Shannon Leinen at sleinen@york.edu

Summary: The Campus Minister leads spiritual life for the University under the direction of the President's Office. This includes oversight of Christian ministries and accompanying programs, including pastoral care, and crisis response. The Campus Minister focuses on cooperation among university spiritual life initiatives across the University.


  • Lead, plan, and facilitate York’s daily chapel program, The Well.
  • Develop mentoring groups among student volunteers to provide spiritual growth opportunities across campus.
  • Oversee weekly campus wide worship nights and devotionals. 
  • Supervise a chaplain program which supports students involved in the Arts and Athletics.
  • Lead, attend and contribute at spiritual life programs, training, and retreats.
  • Lead collaborative efforts and connections across the University.
  • Provide pastoral care and ministry for all students. Serve as a designated confidential resource for Title IX. In the event of crises, serve as an Emergency Response Team member.
  • Coordinate the community's public faith response to significant events in the life of the University, such as memorial and prayer services.
  • Meet regularly with Senior Administration and attend meetings and committees at President's request, including working with advancement staff to promote spiritual life initiatives; as coordinated by advancement, meet with donors interested in supporting spiritual life initiatives at York.
  • Participate in professional staff development and attend/make presentations at professional conferences, University events, and in the community.
  • Lead regular assessment of spiritual life programs and learning outcomes, lead the process for annual reports of programs, and oversee the departmental budget. Coordinate regular research on the spiritual lives of students.
  • Preach or teach occasionally at churches as a representative of York University.
  • Attend University events and activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold the University mission through work performed and life lived.

For qualifications and more information refer to this document.

Application Procedure:
Applicants please submit applications to:

President Sam Smith


Graduate Assistant Opportunities

The purpose of the Graduate Assistant Program is to employ qualified students in York University Masters level programs in order to provide those students with relevant work experience as they pursue their Master’s degree and to add capable employees to York University’s staff in areas of need or targeted strategic growth. 

The opportunity to be a Graduate Assistant at York University is a unique and special privilege to further the mission of York University in selected programs. Each Graduate Assistant is expected to show an outstanding attitude at all times and maintain the character of a York University employee in every facet of their lives.

Graduate Assistants (GAs) at York University will meet and retain the following criteria:
  • Be a strong representation of York University’s mission, values, and student standards of conduct.
  • It is the institution's expectation that GAs serve for two full academic years and complete a Masters program during the same 2 academic years. In order to do so, GAs must maintain continuous enrollment progressing toward successful completion. Continuous enrollment is generally defined as follows: during year 1 of a GA’s service to the institution (Fall A, Fall B, Spring A, Spring B, Summer A, and Summer B) they are required to enroll and complete a minimum of 5 courses (15 hours) and cannot exceed a maximum of 7 courses (21 hours). The final 15 hours of the GA’s program must be set with a graduation date approved by the supervisor. Any deviation from a students incoming schedule should be approved by: 1) their direct supervisor, 2) their Graduate Degree's Program Director, and 3) the SLT member who oversees that particular GA.
  • Be able to be accepted, academically, into the Graduate Degree Program with the student’s program admissions criteria.
  • Select a degree plan and follow the Program of Completion registration plan as laid out by their advisor for course order and modality.
  • Provide support to select departments on campus directly related to student retention and persistence.
  • Meet regularly with the Graduate Academic Personnel and Graduate Student Services Team to assure the fulfillment of academic goals.
  • GAs, who are former York University students, must have been free of probation status with the Office of Student Development during their last 2 years as a student.
  • GAs, who are not former York University students, must exhibit a record of strong character and ability to influence students positively in a way that is consistent with York University’s mission. 
  • GAs must be in good financial standing with the York University Business Office (Student Accounts). They must complete a Graduate Assistant Financial Responsible Agreement and will indicate on this agreement their method of payment and their choice of a meal stipend or cafeteria plan. 
  • GA’s may apply for financial aid through the FAFSA.  The only aid available through the FAFSA is unsubsidized loans
  • GAs are expected to work within the framework of their program and graduate as agreed upon with their direct supervisor and the SLT member who oversees the GA. 
  • GAs must maintain a residence on campus or submit an appeal regarding their residency which satisfies the terms of their agreement with their supervisors. The residence requirement can be appealed by submitting a letter of request to the department of the assistantship. The appeal must include a reason for the exception and proposed living arrangements. 
  • GAs are expected to operate by the same standards, which can be found in the Policy and Procedure Manual, as full-time York University employees. 
  • GAs are generally encouraged to refrain, but are not prohibited from, engaging in romantic relationships with undergraduate students. GAs must prioritize the importance of healthy relationships with all faculty, staff, and students. If a GA does enter into an appropriate romantic relationship, as defined by the York University Policy and Procedure guidelines, then it is expected that the GA will promptly disclose this relationship to his/her immediate supervisor and Human Resources. 
  • Acceptance of a GA position constitutes an agreement that the student willfully acknowledges the terms of his/her position. 

Responsibilities and Benefits
Each GA position has unique responsibilities.  It is up to the individual department to share those responsibilities with qualified applicants. Interested candidates should inquire with the supervising email, as posted in the description, and request the information regarding the graduate position.  Benefits are reviewed annually and would be revealed at the time of interview to qualified applicants.
Each position listed below has been approved by the York University Senior Leadership Team.  Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to the associated email address/applicant contact to learn if the position is still open and about departmental GA responsibilities within that role.

GA Open Positions

Position: Online & Graduate Data Manager 
Applicant Contact: Dr. Shannon Leinen, sleinen@york.edu
Employment: August 2023-July 2025

Position: Education Graduate Assistant
Applicant Contact: Dr. Erin DeHart, edehart@york.edu
Employment: August 2023-July 2025

Position: Men's Soccer Graduate Assistant
Applicant Contact: Tyler Wilt, tlwilt@york.edu
Employment Timeline: August 2023-July 2025

Position: Men's & Women's Cross Country Graduate Assistant
Applicant Contact: Justin Carver, jcarver@york.edu
Employment Timeline: August 2023-July 2025

Position: Men’s Wrestling Graduate Assistant
Applicant Contact: Jeff Albers, jpalbers@york.edu
Employment Timeline: August 2023-July 2025

Position: Sports Information Graduate Assistant
Applicant Contact: Trent Hinton, thinton@york.edu
Employment Timeline: August 2023-July 2025

Position: Baseball Graduate Assistant
Applicant Contact: Brian Walth, bwalth@york.edu
Employment Timeline: August 2023-July 2025

Position: Softball Graduate Assistant
Applicant Contact: Roni Miller, rsmiller@york.edu
Employment Timeline: August 2023-July 2025

Position: Women's Wrestling Graduate Assistant
Applicant Contact: Jeff Albers, jpalbers@york.edu
Employment Timeline: August 2023-July 2025

Position: Esports Graduate Assistant
Applicant Contact: Collin Tucker, ctucker@york.edu
Employment Timeline: January 2024-December 2026

Position: Men's Basketball Graduate Assistant
Applicant Contact: Tree Burks, tburks@york.edu
Employment Timeline: August 2023-July 2025

Position: Volleyball Graduate Assistant
Applicant Contact: Irick Gardner, ikgardner@york.edu
Employment Timeline: August 2023-July 2025


Students Employment Opportunities

York University offers students part-time jobs called "work study" that offer a range of different skills, fields and experiences. Working part-time allows students to earn money for expenses, establish a work record and develop skills.  For more information about work study or to apply visit here