University of Alberta: Assistant Professor in Quantitative Methods and Methodology

Competition No. – A107346494

Closing Date – Dec 06, 2021

The Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, invites applications for a full-¬time tenure ¬track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Quantitative Methods and Methodology. Substantive research area is open.

The appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2022.

Candidates must demonstrate a potential for outstanding research and teaching in quantitative methods and methodology. Research excellence will be demonstrated by a record of publications and presentations, public scholarship, research funding, and through letters of reference at later stages of the process. Evidence of teaching excellence and supervisory potential will be evaluated through previous teaching and mentoring experiences as well as a summary statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy. The successful candidate will develop a robust externally¬ funded research program; regularly engage in research networks; teach graduate and undergraduate classes in statistics and research methods; provide dedicated supervision and mentorship at the graduate level; and actively contribute to university, professional, and public service. Trans-disciplinary collaborations are encouraged. Areas(s) of expertise should complement current strengths in the Department.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Sociology, Demography, Population Studies, or a closely related field by the time of appointment. Advanced statistical or quantitative training in specific areas (e.g., linear and non-linear modelling; longitudinal analysis; quasi-experimental methods; network analysis, etc.) will be considered a strength.

As one of Canada’s leading sociology departments, Sociology at the University of Alberta is known for its diverse, interdisciplinary, and critical scholarship. We currently have 30 full¬-time academic faculty, supported by dedicated administrative staff, and some 600 undergraduate majors and 60 graduate students. Faculty members across our three primary departmental areas (Social Structure and Policy, Theory and Culture, and Criminology and Socio-legal Studies) are recognized for excellence in teaching and research and are consistently engaged in leading contributions to academic and public scholarship. The department is home to two academic journals and four major research chairs. There are currently two working groups engaged in building equity, diversity, and inclusion practices and responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. Scholars interested in learning more about the Department of Sociology are invited to view our Home Page (, or to contact the Acting Department Chair, Dr. George Pavlich (

The University of Alberta is one of Canada’s largest and most ¬respected research universities. Edmonton and the University of Alberta are situated on Treaty 6 territory and are a traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Me´tis, and Nakota Sioux.

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Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance with the Faculty Agreement as per the negotiated salary scales:

To have your application considered, please select the Apply Online icon below and submit the following:

Cover Letter — in your cover letter, please indicate your approach to, philosophy of, as well as experience with teaching, describe your current research, and discuss how you envision your research unfolding over the next five years.

• Curriculum Vitae (CV)

• Two writing samples (submit as one attachment under “List of Publications” option)

• Names and contact information (with emails) for three references. References will only be requested for those applicants who are longlisted for the position (in January 2022).

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application (within your cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within your cover letter).

Review of applications will start after 12pm MST on Monday 6th December 2021. Only those applicants selected for the long list will be contacted.

Business Address:
Department of Sociology
5¬21 HM Tory Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6G 2H4

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

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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