Sociology & Social Studies – Assistant Professor or Lecturer

University of Regina

Location: Saskatchewan
Date posted: 2019-10-09
Advertised until: 2019-12-09

The Department of Sociology & Social Studies at the University of Regina invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor. The anticipated date of commencement is July 1, 2020.

We are seeking candidates with teaching and scholarly expertise in two of the following three areas: Environmental Sociology, Political Economy, and Sociological Theory. In addition, priority will be given to candidates who can also contribute to the Department’s teaching program in one or more of the following areas: Canadian political economy, Canadian political ecology, environmental history, historical sociology, and/or sociology of racialization, ethnicity, indigeneity and decolonization. Preference will be given to candidates who are prepared to develop these topics into imaginative and innovative courses that examine substantive issues in their historical and theoretical contexts.

The successful candidate will have a PhD (or be close to completion) in Sociology (or cognate fields), a record of scholarly activity, and evidence of excellence in teaching. The Department is committed to a balanced program of teaching, scholarly activity, and service to the community. Information about the Department and its programs is available at

Applications close on December 9, 2019. As per instructions posted at, applicants must electronically submit a covering letter providing a statement of research and teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a current curriculum vitae, writing/paper samples, and copies of transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.

Please note: if successfully short-listed, letters of reference will be requested to be sent directly to U of R by the referees. Those candidates selected for an interview will be asked to have official transcripts sent directly from the granting institutions. The application materials should be addressed to: Dr. Richard Kleer (Dean), Faculty of Arts, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK, S4S 0A2, or

For academic inquiries contact Dr. Rozzet Jurdi-Hage, Head – Department of Sociology & Social Studies: tel. 306 585 4196;

The University of Regina is committed to achieving a representative workforce and gives preference in hiring to candidates from any of four designated equity groups: females, visible minorities, persons of aboriginal descent, and persons with disabilities. Qualified diversity group members must self-identify on their applications to be eligible for preference in the hiring process. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.



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Job Field: Tenure Stream

Faculty / Division: University of Toronto Scarborough

Department: UTSC: Sociology

Campus: Scarborough

Job Posting: Oct 19, 2016

Job Closing: Jan 5, 2017, 11:59pm EST

Description: The Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in Economic Sociology. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2017.

A Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related field is required by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. We seek a candidate with demonstrated expertise in economic sociology. Candidates must have a record of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. Candidates also must demonstrate excellence in teaching and a commitment to teaching undergraduate courses that complement or extend department areas of concentration ( Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching evaluations, strong letters of reference, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. The successful candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to equity and diversity.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate program at the University of Toronto Scarborough. They will also be a member of the tri-campus Graduate Department of Sociology, University of Toronto and will be expected to develop an independently funded program of research and teach in the graduate program at the downtown campus. The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s leading university.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applicants should include 1) a cover letter describing their research agenda, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) a writing sample and 4) a teaching dossier, including a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters of recommendation directly to the department via email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) by the closing date of January 5, 2017.

Submission guidelines are available at We recommend combining documents into one or two files, preferably in PDF format, although MS Word is also acceptable.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Additional information on the Department can be obtained at (for undergraduate studies), and (for graduate studies).

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

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