University of Saskatchewan: Lecturer, Sociology

The Department of Sociology at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for an anticipated term length of nine-months, subject to final approval, for the period to begin August 1st, 2019. Appointment will be at the rank of Lecturer.

The position requires a person with specialization in the area of research methods, with emphasis on advanced quantitative methods and statistics. The successful candidate will be expected to play a central role in teaching advanced research methods and related courses in our undergraduate and graduate program. Preference will be given to candidates with additional expertise in qualitative methods. The position includes instruction of two courses in the fall term and three courses in the winter term. These courses will include a graduate level course in research methods, undergraduate research methods, and a course related to the area of expertise of the candidate.

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 research. We are looking especially for candidates whose publications include, at least in part, analysis employing large-scale data sets.

The Department of Sociology is a vibrant academic unit 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.

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 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the College and 312 faculty, including 7 Canada Research Chairs.  The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international opportunities. The College is currently undertaking a faculty complement plan that includes proposals for future tenure-track hiring.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis.  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 over 24,000

Salary Band for this position:

Lecturer          $77,613 (floor) to $115,245 (CDI ceiling)

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, research stipend, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter outlining your teaching and research interests and experience, a curriculum vitae, a statement about teaching, any available teaching evaluations, and a sample of recently published work, to:

Dr. Carolyn Brooks
Head, Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan
1020 – 9 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK   S7N 5A5
Phone (306)966-5814
Fax (306)966-6950

Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three academic references.

Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated.

Review of applications will begin June 17, 2019; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is August 1, 2019.

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. The university must, however, comply with federal immigration requirements.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.



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