The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure‐track position in Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2013. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Sociology or be at the stage of “All But Dissertation” (ABD) in their doctoral program in Sociology, with a dissertation defence scheduled.
The successful candidate will have a strong research programme in sociological theory. Applicants with secondary research interests that complement existing department strengths (for example, Global Agro‐ Food Systems, Communities and Rural Change and Work, Gender and Change in a Global Context) are welcome. With expertise in both classical and contemporary sociological theory, the successful candidate will be expected to teach in these areas at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate students, and sit on various graduate student committees.
At the undergraduate level, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers a Major, Minor, and Area of Concentration in Sociology. At the graduate level, the Department offers a MA and PhD in sociology. MA sociology students can also complete a collaborative program in International Development Studies. The Department also offers a Major, Minor and Area of Concentration in Anthropology, a MA in Public Issues Anthropology, and contributes to a Criminal Justice and Public Policy undergraduate program and a MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy.
Applications must include a letter of application (including a statement of teaching and research interests), a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (including a description of their teaching philosophy, course outlines, and course evaluations), and selected recent published scholarly work (including a description of their research agenda). Applicants should provide contact information for three referees.
The deadline for applications is midnight on January 31, 2013. Applications should be submitted electronically to:
Dr. Patrick Parnaby, Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1G 2W1.
More information about the Department of Sociology and Anthropology can be found at
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply.