McMaster University: Assistant Professor, Sociology of Education

The Department of Sociology at McMaster University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor position in the area of Sociology of Education commencing July 1, 2014.  A Ph.D. in sociology is required, although applicants who have all of the requirements for their Ph.D. in sociology completed by April 1, 2014 will also be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and establish a research programme in sociology of education, publish in peer-reviewed outlets, and compete successfully for external funding. The selected candidate will be able to contribute to the department’s other areas of research strength. The ability to teach social statistics at undergraduate and graduate levels will also be an asset. 

The Department of Sociology is a research-oriented department with an active graduate programme leading to the degrees of MA and PhD in Sociology. Further information about the department can be found at 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent Residents will be considered first for this position. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The closing date for applications is December 1, 2013.  A complete application, including a curriculum vita, a representative sample of academic writing, and three letters of reference should be received by this date at the address below.

Dr. Roy Cain, Acting Chair,
Department of Sociology,
McMaster University,
1280 Main Street West,
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada,
L8S 4M4


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