Trent University (Peterborough Campus: Tenure Track Assistant Professor for Sociology of Health

The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level, commencing July 1st, 2014 at Trent’s Peterborough campus, subject to budgetary approval. We seek candidates committed to undergraduate teaching excellence and intellectual leadership in a department emphasizing critical approaches to sociological inquiry (see

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Sociology at the time of appointment, undergraduate teaching experience and an active record of scholarly publishing in the sociological field of health, with expertise in one or more of the following areas: sociology of medicine, health technologies, biopolitics and population health, e-health, environmental and spatial dimensions of health, cultures of health expertise, health and social inequality. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach and develop courses in one or more of the Department’s core areas including introductory sociology, social research methods, and social theory, as well as courses related to their substantive field(s).

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a letter describing research interests and projects, copies of recent publications, a teaching portfolio (including evaluations of teaching) and the names of and contact information for three referees to Professor Deborah White, Chair, Department of Sociology ( The review of applicants will begin on February 18, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Trent University is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive campus community and encourages applications from qualified candidates from the following groups: women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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