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Assistant Professor, Sociology

Acadia University

The Department of Sociology seeks to fill two 5-month contractually limited positions at the rank of Assistant Professor effective August 1, 2020. One or both of these positions may be extended to 9.5 months to cover the Winter term, depending on enrolment. The positions are subject to budgetary approval

Candidates preferably should have a PhD in sociology or closely related discipline. ABD applicants may be considered.
Sociology at Acadia provides a critical scholarly analysis of how we understand and experience our social world. There are three broad themes that define our programme: knowledge and power, social justice, and the Sociology of everyday life. We emphasize a commitment to public Sociology and transformative practices.

Position #11304 Sociological Research Methods: Qualified applicants will demonstrate expertise and teaching experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two core courses, SOCI 1013 Introduction to Canadian Society and SOCI 2003 Introduction to Social Research; the third course will be SOCI 2153 Social Inequality or a similar elective. The successful candidate may deliver the course virtually or in “hybrid” mode, combining virtual elements with face-to-face instruction, following public health guidelines. Responsibilities may include service activities and honours thesis supervision. The successful candidate will have access to some research funds.

Position #11309 Social Theory: Qualified applicants will demonstrate expertise and teaching experience in social theory. The successful candidate will be expected to teach three courses, including SOCI 1033 Social Problems, and two additional Sociology courses. The successful candidate may deliver the course virtually or in “hybrid” mode, combining virtual elements with face-to-face instruction, following public health guidelines. Responsibilities may include service activities and honours thesis supervision. The successful candidate will have access to some research funds.

If you wish to be considered for both positions, you must submit two separate application letters with one application package. Applications must include a letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a recent publication, and a teaching dossier including statement of teaching philosophy, and summary of past course evaluations.

Potential candidates shall address the application package to:
Dr. Michael Dennis, Chair – Hiring Committee
Department of Sociology
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6
email: michael.dennis@acadiau.ca Phone: (902) 585-1273

Applicants are to submit their application electronically as a single PDF file. E-mail: karen.turner@acadiau.ca

Closing Date: July 20, 2020.

All applications received before July 20 will be given full consideration. Late applications may be considered.
For additional information on the Department of Sociology, please visit: www.sociology.acadiau.ca

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Acadia University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from Aboriginal people, African Nova Scotians, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women, and persons of any minority sexual orientation or gender identity. Consistent with the principles of employment equity, the primary criterion for appointment to a position is qualifications and professional excellence. Candidates who identify as a member of one of the afore-mentioned groups, and who wish to have the application considered as such, are invited to submit the online Employment Equity Voluntary Self-Identification Form as part of their application package.

The university will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact: Dr. Michael Dennis.