Faculty position in Sociology The King’s University

Sociology - Community Engaged Research

Faculty position in Sociology

The King’s University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Sociology who have the passion and expertise to provide visionary and administrative leadership to our new undergraduate Community Engaged Research program in the Faculty of Social Sciences. This cross-disciplinary initiative engages undergraduate university students and faculty with partnering community organizations and agencies in mutually beneficial research projects. Along with pursuing their own research interests, the successful applicant will work closely with other social science faculty members in the development and implementation of the CER program. Responsibilities will include helping to establish and maintain research relationships with community organizations and agencies, developing grant applications, and collaborating in the design and supervision of CER projects that engage senior undergraduate students in high-quality research opportunities with community organizations.


Applications are welcome from all candidates with a background in Sociology, although preference will be given to applicants who have a trans– or interdisciplinary background with experience in CER. Teaching responsibilities for this position will include courses in the methodology and theory of community engaged research, supervision of CER projects involving senior undergraduates, and courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful applicant will be expected to collaborate in the development of a Christian perspective on community engaged research that is both critical and integrative.

Academic Rank:  Assistant Professor (tenure track). Highly qualified candidates will be considered at higher rank.


Starting Salary: 
$60,500 and up (Assistant Professor). The University provides generous benefits.


Deadline
: Application review process starts August 15, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; priority will be given to those submitted by the deadline.


Starting Date
: January 1 or July 1, 2018


Institutional Requirements:
To be considered for appointment, the candidate must endorsethe Mission Statement and the Statement of Faith of the University (http://www.kingsu.ca/about-us/).  The successful candidate is expected to have, or be near completion of, a Ph.D., with expertise in CER in a relevant social science discipline (e.g. Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Geography, etc .)


Teaching Load:
Normal teaching load is six term courses or equivalent per year.


Research Expectations:
All faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly activity (some combination of discovery/integration/application/pedagogy/engagement) and to publish results.


Professional Duties:
All faculty members serve the community in various ways out of their expertise and share in faculty administration.


Faculty members at The King’s University are eligible for and are currently receiving NSERC and SSHRC funding.


Qualified candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts and three letters of reference to:

Dr. Hank Bestman, Vice President Academic

The King’s University,

9125 - 50 Street,  Edmonton, Alberta T6B 2H3

Phone: (780) 465-3500, ext. 8047     Fax: (780) 465-3534      E-mail: hank.bestman@kingsu.ca

For information about The King's University  visit the website at www.kingsu.ca

 

 

 

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

The King’s University is committed to employment equity and encourages all qualified female and male candidates, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities to apply.

 

The King’s University is a Christian liberal arts university offering three and four-year Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Music, and a two-year after-degree Bachelor of Education accredited by the province of Alberta. The University is a member of Universities Canada and of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Faculty members at The King’s University are eligible for and are currently receiving NSERC and SSHRC funding.

Qualified candidates should send a letter of application, C.V., transcripts and three letters of reference to:

 

Dr. Hank Bestman, Vice President Academic

The King’s University

9125 - 50 Street,  Edmonton, Alberta T6B 2H3

Phone: (780) 465-3500, ext. 8047     Fax: (780) 465-3534      E-mail: hank.bestman@kingsu.ca

 

Located on Treaty 6 Territory

www.kingsu.ca


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