University of Saskatchewan: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

College of Arts & Science
Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a tenure-track position starting July 1, 2014. Appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The position requires a person with specialization in the area of the Sociology of Health Care, Health, and Illness with a preferred emphasis on health care systems, professions, and knowledge translation. Additional expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods, social theory, or other areas of department specialization is an asset, as is experience in and commitment to interdisciplinary research.

Requirements for the position include: a completed doctoral degree in Sociology (or closely related field appropriate to the area of specialization), a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, and a demonstrable potential to develop a record of externally funded research.

The Department of Sociology is a vibrant academic department committed to excellence in teaching and research. It offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate (B.A.) and graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) degree programs, including dual degree programs offered in conjunction with Xi’an Jiaotong University in China. The Department houses the Social Research Unit and department members also work closely with the Social Sciences Research Laboratories. Department members are engaged with several specialized and interdisciplinary research endeavours such as the Community-University Institute for Social Research.

Our objective is to recruit a faculty member who will actively seek external research grant support from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, SSHRC and other external funding agencies. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active research program as well as to be actively involved in teaching in our undergraduate program and teaching and supervision in our graduate programs.

The College of Arts & Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities and fine arts, the social sciences and the sciences. There are over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the College and 325 faculty, including 12 Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international opportunities.

The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of about 21,000. The University is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a statement of interests, current and projected research activities, a sample of recently published work, and any available teaching evaluations, should be sent to:

Head, Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan
1019 – 9 Campus Drive
Saskatoon SK   S7N 5A5

Phone (306)966-6947
Fax (306)966-6950

Applicants should also arrange for three reference letters to be sent to the same address or fax number. Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2014. More information about the Department of Sociology and its programs can be found at

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The University welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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