Assistant Professor in Work, Economy, and Society University of Alberta, Faculty of Arts - Department of Sociology Canada

Assistant Professor in Work, Economy, and Society


Faculty of Arts - Department of Sociology

Competition No. - A111333204

Closing Date - Sep 05, 2017


The Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the broadly defined area of Work, Economy, and Society. Sub-areas of desired expertise include but are not limited to: work, occupations, and professions; socioeconomic inequality and the life course; care and unpaid work; economic sociology; and global political economy. Strengths in statistics and quantitative methodologies will be considered an advantage. The appointment will begin July 1, 2018.


Candidates must demonstrate high potential for excellent research and teaching. Research excellence will be demonstrated in a record of publications and presentations, research funding history, and letters of reference. Evidence of teaching and supervisory potential will be demonstrated through previous teaching experiences, letters of reference, and the teaching dossier. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a robust externally-funded research program, regularly engage in domestic and international research networks, teach compelling graduate and undergraduate classes, provide dedicated supervision and mentorship at the graduate level, and actively contribute service to the Department, the Faculty, and the University, as well as to professional and external communities. Areas(s) of expertise should supplement current strengths in the social structure and policy area of the Department.


Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related field by the time of appointment.


As one of Canada’s most highly regarded sociology departments, Sociology at the University of Alberta is known for its diverse, interdisciplinary, and critical scholarship. We currently have 25 full-time academic staff, 4.5 permanent administrative staff, and some 400 undergraduate majors and 75 graduate students. Faculty members across our three broad departmental areas (social structure and policy; theory and culture; and criminology and socio-legal studies) are regularly recognized for teaching and research and are engaged in internationally impactful research projects. The department is home to two academic journals and three major research chairs. Scholars interested in learning more about the Department of Sociology and the research programs of the staff are invited to view our Home Page ( or to contact the Department Chair, Dr. Sara Dorow (


The University of Alberta is one of Canada's largest and most-respected research universities. With a metropolitan area population of approximately one million people, Edmonton is home to numerous arts and music festivals and boasts the largest system of urban parkland in North America. 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, Métis, and Nakota Sioux. For more information on the University of Alberta and Edmonton, please visit and


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 that includes highlights of the candidate’s profile and the names of the three referees
curriculum vitae (CV)
research statement that outlines main areas of current and future research (submit as one attachment under “Statement of Teaching/Research Interests”)
teaching dossier that includes a brief teaching philosophy, evidence of (potential for) teaching effectiveness, and sample course outline(s) (submit as one attachment under "Statement of Teaching/Research Interests")
copies of up to three publications (submit as one attachment under "List of Publications" option)

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. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.


Applicants are expected to contact their referees and arrange to have them submit their letters of reference via e-mail to the Executive Assistant in Sociology, Cristeen Whalen, Please enter “A111333204” in the subject line.


All applications and letters of reference can be addressed to the attention of Dr. Sara Dorow, Chair, Department of Sociology.


Review of applications will start on 6 September 2017. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.


Business Address:
Department of Sociology
5-21 HM Tory Building


How to Apply

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Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.


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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