University of Toronto (St. George): Full time tenure-stream Assistant Professor, Social Policy

The Department of Sociology, University of Toronto (St. George), invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Social Policy, effective July 1, 2015.

Candidates with expertise in Canadian social policy (especially aboriginal issues, regional issues, or social spending) are encouraged to apply. Candidates with expertise in the welfare state in comparative perspective will also receive serious consideration. The successful candidate will teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs and they will be expected to develop an independently funded program of research. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is required.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants must have graduate training in Sociology, and have earned a Ph.D. degree by July 1, 2015 or shortly thereafter.

To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted online only at  Please see Job # 1401239.  Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio that consists of a statement of teaching philosophy and techniques, sample course syllabi and teaching evaluations.  If you have questions about this position, please contact Tina Colomvakos at

Submission guidelines can be found at:  We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should ask three referees to send letters of recommendation directly to the department via email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to by the closing date September 3, 2014. All application materials must be received before September 3, 2014.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Additional information on the Department of Sociology can be obtained at

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

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