Assistant Professor in Sociology University of Guelph, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Canada

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Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Sociology

College: College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Department: Sociology and Anthropology

Deadline: March 15, 2018

Please reference AD #18-15

Position Description:

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2018.


A PhD in Sociology, or a closely related interdisciplinary field, is required. The successful candidate’s work will broadly intersect with aspects of migration, along with diversity and/or work. Strength in gender and theory is also an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses which might include: SOC*1100: Introduction to Sociology, SOAN*2290: Identities and Cultural Diversity, SOC*2390: Class and Stratification, SOC*3310: Contemporary Theory, and SOAN*4260: Migration, Inequality, and Social Change.


The successful candidate will have a well-developed research program, with a peer-reviewed publication record, and demonstrable skills as an effective teacher. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to programs in Sociology and Anthropology including supervision of undergraduate and graduate students.


The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers undergraduate degrees in Sociology, Anthropology, and Crime and Criminal Justice Policy (in collaboration with Political Science). We offer MA and PhD degrees in Sociology, an MA in Anthropology, and an MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy. We are contributors to the International Development Studies programs. The Department and the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences support community engaged scholarship activities. More information about the department can be found here:


Applicants must submit a 1 to 3-page cover letter that includes a statement of teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, 2 course outlines, recent course evaluations, and 1 or 2 recently published scholarly works. Contact information should be provided for 3 referees.


Applications must be received by March 15, 2018. Applications should be emailed in PDF format to:


Dr. Elizabeth Finnis, Chair
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1G 2W1


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


The University of Guelph acknowledges the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.


At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

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