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Assistant Professor, Sociology (Critical Animal Studies), Limited Term Appointment (1 year)

Brock University

Assistant Professor, Sociology (Critical Animal Studies), Limited Term Appointment (1 year)
About Brock University

The Brock University experience is second to none in Canada. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 18,000 students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences.

Our Geography
Brock University’s main campus is situated atop the Niagara Escarpment, within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, overlooking the city of St. Catharines, in the heart of Niagara wine country. The Niagara region is dotted with landmarks that recognize our nation’s history and features breathtaking natural beauty and world-famous attractions. St. Catharines is home to vibrant arts and entertainment venues, and is a short drive from Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo, New York. With one of the warmest climates in Canada, clean, safe communities, and surprisingly affordable real estate, Niagara is an exceptional location to call home.

What we Offer
Brock University offers competitive salary and benefits and ample support for research and sabbaticals. Research resources include; conference support, start-up funding, subscriptions to major databases and access to various research funding vehicles. For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

About the Position
The Department of Sociology invites applications for a 12-month limited term appointment in Critical Animal Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment, subject to budgetary approval, will commence July 1, or August 1, 2023.

Applicants should have a PhD in Sociology or closely related field by the date of the appointment or shortly thereafter; demonstrated excellence in research; and demonstrated excellence in university teaching. Candidates who demonstrate decolonial and anti-racist praxis in teaching and research, and those with a track record of university-community collaboration are encouraged. In addition, the Department of Sociology is interested in attracting candidates who can contribute to Indigenizing the Department and the University.

We seek candidates with a record of demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in the field of Critical Animal Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and contribute to curriculum development in our Concentration and Minor in Critical Animal Studies. Preferred candidates will be prepared to teach Animals and the Law (cross-listed with Critical Criminology), Sociology of Wildlife, and Animals and Human Societies. In addition to engaging in a program of research and teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the affairs of the Department and fulfill service commitments to the Department and the University.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research dossier demonstrating excellence in research (e.g., sample of publications, outline of past and present research activities, outline of anticipated future research activities, etc.), and teaching dossier demonstrating excellence in university teaching (e.g., teaching philosophy, summary of course evaluations, teaching appraisal from an instructional expert, letter from a department chair, sample of course outlines, etc.).
All documents must be submitted in electronic format (a single PDF document is preferred) via the online application system. To submit please click the orange "Apply" button at the top or bottom of postings (Note: file maximum of 5MB per upload).

Please also arrange for two confidential signed and dated letters of reference on letterhead to be sent directly to:

Applications should be submitted electronically through the Brock Careers website at the following link:

The closing date for the position is June 25, 2023. The last business day to apply is June 23, 2023.

Information on the Department of Sociology can be found at:

Our Commitment
Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and is working to increase the proportion of designated groups in probationary, tenured/permanent and limited term positions while sustaining the University’s commitment to excellence. Members of designated groups--women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons--are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify using the Self-Identification questionnaire provided at the time of application. LGBTQ is an umbrella category and shall be read to include two-spirited people.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employment Accommodation Policy

Please advise: to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

At this time, initial interviews will be conducted virtually.

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