Memorial University: Tenure track position in Culture and Technology Studies

Memorial University Faculty of Arts

Offering di­verse undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. With over 185 regular faculty members in 16 academic departments and a wide variety of interdisciplinary major, minor and diploma programs, the Faculty of Arts offers breadth, depth and diversity. Counting around 5000 students with declared majors or minors, and with strong graduate programs, the Faculty is committed to providing solid teaching and research support to new appointees. The Faculty of Arts houses, among other units, the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), ISER Books and the Digital Research Centre for Qualitative Fieldwork. It is also home to outstanding archival collections, including the Maritime History Archive, the Folklore and Language Archive and the Native Language Archive.  Memorial’s Queen Elizabeth II Library has excellent holdings with the most extensive collection of journals in the region.  Please see




The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Culture and Technology Studies. The person appointed will be able to demonstrate excellence in both teaching and research in both areas and will have a strong record of scholarly achievement. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach undergraduate, honours, and graduate students. Please forward a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, three reference letters, as well as two examples of written work (either published or unpublished, but at least one example single authored) to:  Dr. Karen Stanbridge, Head, Department of Sociology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada, A1C 5S7; Phone: (709) 864-7457; Fax: (709) 864-2075.

The department does not accept applications in electronic form. Please send hard copies of each of the required materials listed in the job advertisement. Applications should reach the Head no later than December 6, 2013. Please direct questions to, or to the Head,

The position will normally commence July 1, 2014, subject to budgetary approval, and will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor. The positions normally require a completed doctoral degree in the appropriate discipline. A completed earned doctorate (or recognized terminal qualification in the discipline) is required for the appointee to receive the rank of Assistant Professor and to be in a tenure-track position.  (If a successful candidate has not completed an earned doctorate, he/she shall be appointed to a regular term, non-renewable three-year appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.  If the candidate completes all the requirements for the doctorate during the first 24 months of the term appointment, he/she shall begin a tenure-track appointment following completion of the requirements of the degree.) The application must provide evidence of excellence in teaching and research.

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