JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS (Updated 10/6/2013)
MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF SOCIETY, DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
MPIfG Doctoral Fellowships at the IMPRS-SPCE Call for Applications 2014
Please pass this announcement on to interested students, student portals,
mailing lists or blogs at your institution, and to colleagues working with
The International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political
Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) is conducted jointly by the Max
Planck Institute for the Study of Societies and the University of Cologne.
It invites suitable candidates to apply for up to five doctoral
fellowships in economic sociology and political economy.
Applicants must hold a Diploma, an MA or an equivalent degree in political
science, sociology, organization studies or related fields. Degrees must
be received by August 2014. Fellowships will start on October 1, 2014, and
will be awarded for 15 months with an option for an additional 27 months.
Working languages at the Research School are English and German. The
deadline for applications is February 28, 2014.
Doctoral fellows will participate in a graduate school program including
courses and summer school sessions and contribute to the intellectual life
of the Institute and the University.
Doctoral degrees are awarded by the University of Cologne. In addition,
students at the IMPRS-SPCE may acquire a French doctorate by entering a
joint doctoral program with Sciences Po in Paris (cotutelle).
For more information see the attached announcement or the IMPRS website,
where the application forms can be found.
With kind regards,
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Postdoctoral Positions in Values and Public Policy, Princeton
The University Center for Human Values and the Woodrow Wilson School of
Public and International Affairs invite applications for postdoctoral
positions in Values and Public Policy. We aim to support highly
promising scholars trained in moral and political philosophy, political
theory, normative economics and related areas to develop a research
agenda in the ethical dimensions of public policy.
Candidates selected will undertake a research project exploring a
normative problem arising in an area of public policy in which the
Woodrow Wilson School conducts research. They will be affiliated with a
unit of the School that can inform and support their work. They will also
be invited to participate in programs of the University Center for Human
Values. Candidates will be expected to contribute one course each year to
the School's undergraduate or graduate program on a topic related to
ethical issues in public policy, subject to sufficient enrollment and
approval by the Dean of the Faculty.
Applicants must have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. by
September 1, 2014 and must not have held the degree for more than three
years by that date. They may not be employed by another institution
during the term of their Princeton appointment.
Applicants' dissertation research need not be specifically in values and
public policy, but they will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to
working on a research project in this area during their time at
Princeton. Projects must be related to an area in which the School has a
Center or Program such as environmental policy, population and health,
democratic institutions and processes, information technology policy or
global governance. For more information about these areas, please consult
Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant's previous
accomplishments, the promise of the proposed research project in values
and public policy, and the likelihood that the project will be enhanced
by being carried out at the Woodrow Wilson School. The capacity to
contribute to the University's teaching program will also be taken into
*Term of Appointment *
The term of appointment is one year, normally beginning September 1,
2014, with the expectation of renewal for one further year assuming good
performance. Applicants are expected to be in residence for the duration
of the appointment. Princeton offers competitive salary and employee
*How to Apply*
Candidates should submit an online application at
*http://jobs.princeton.edu*. Search for requisition number #1300483. The
online system includes instructions on how to apply.
A complete application will include the following materials:
1. A current curriculum vitae;
2. A research proposal (not to exceed 1,500 words), conforming to the
expectations stated above. The proposal should describe what the
applicant hopes to gain from carrying out the project in the Woodrow
3. A scholarly paper or dissertation chapter (not to exceed 12,000 words)
representing the applicant's scholarly achievement or potential;
4. Contact information for two referees, who will be asked to comment
specifically on the applicant's qualifications for the proposed research
project. Referees will be contacted directly by email with instructions
for uploading letters of reference.
These materials should be submitted online by Monday, November 18, 2013.
We cannot accept application materials by any other method. Letters of
reference are to be submitted by end of business day on Thursday,
November 21, 2013. The selection committee will begin reviewing
applications immediately and incomplete applications may be at a
disadvantage. Decisions will be announced by Thursday, February 27, 2014.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with
applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.
University Center for Human Values
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Texas A & M Sociology has three attractive jobs that could be
potentially filled by economic sociologists.
There is one each in political/economic, gender and social movements, and
Here are the details:
1) The Political Economic Opening
The Department of Sociology at Texas A&M University invites applications
for an open rank position in the broadly defined area of Political and
Economic Sociology. We seek candidates who have a record of notable
accomplishments in research and scholarship appropriate to their rank and
a commitment to excellence in teaching. Candidates are encouraged to
apply in all research areas relevant to Political and Economic Sociology
including class, development, economic, environmental, work, labor, and
political, but we have particular needs in complex organizations and
social movements. Candidates with research expertise that complements one
of our other five specialty areas (Crime, Law, and Deviance; Culture;
Demography; Race and Ethnicity; and Social Psychology) are encouraged to
apply. All methodologies and theoretical perspectives are welcome.
Applicants should submit a letter describing their research and teaching
interests and experience, a curriculum vita, and examples of their
publications of scholarly works. A PhD is required for this position.
Once hired, the faculty member will be expected to publish, seek grant
opportunities, teach undergraduate and graduate courses and engage in
service activities. Address correspondence to: Dr. Harland Prechel, Chair
of the Sociology Search Committee, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M
University, 77843-4351. Review of applications will begin on October 30
and continue until the position is filled.
2) The Gender and Social Movements Opening
The Department of Sociology and the Womenâ€™s and Gender Studies Program
at Texas A&M University invite applications for a tenure-track position in
SOCIOLOGY AND WOMENâ€™S AND GENDER STUDIES, at the rank of assistant or
beginning associate professor, starting September 1, 2014. The
appointment will be 50% in each unit. We seek candidates with research
and teaching interests involving the intersection of gender and
racial/ethnic diversity, and we especially encourage applicants with a
focus on social movements. In addition to developing courses both in
Womenâ€™s and Gender Studies and Sociology, the candidate will teach
Introduction to Womenâ€™s and Gender Studies on a regular basis.
Applicants should have a PhD. in Sociology or a closely related field, a
demonstrated commitment to Womenâ€™s and Gender Studies as a discipline,
and a record of scholarly publication and successful teaching. All
methodologies and theoretical perspectives are welcome.
Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae,
statement of research and teaching interests, writing sample and three
letters of recommendation to: Search Committee Chair, Womenâ€™s and Gender
Studies/Sociology Position, 311 Academic Building, Texas A&M University,
College Station, TX 77843-4351. Review of applications will begin on
November 1, 2013. Once hired, the faculty member will be expected to
publish, seek grant opportunities, teach undergraduate and graduate
courses and engage in service activities.
3) The Public Policy Opening
The Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI) at Texas A&M University
invites applications for the newly established PPRI Professorships (2).
The college is hiring two faculty at the rank of Full or Associate
professor with established, well-funded translational research
backgrounds. These positions are being made possible by a TAMU commitment
to strengthening democracy through social research that informs the
The nationally prominent candidates will evidence an active research
agenda that fosters informed decision-making within the public sector. In
addition, the scholars will serve as prominent members of the faculty
within one of the TAMU College of Liberal Artâ€™s listed departments where
active mentorship of graduate students is encouraged.
Other social / behavioral sciences
Desired Candidate Qualifications
Distinguished academic record as evidenced by Full Professorship (PhD)
at a major university; exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor
rank may be considered
$1 million in prior extramural funded research
Established record of working collaboratively with research teams and
a reputation of working well with others; has been both a Principal
Investigator and Co-Investigator during research career
Survey research and/or program evaluation experience considered a plus
Works cooperatively with scholars from a variety of disciplines on
large projects of social importance
Research agenda that fosters democracy by benefiting the public and
policymakers through the provision of timely information
Strong record of graduate student mentorship
Has a strong published record for appointment as a Full or Associate
The search will remain open until the positions are filled with a
preferred start date on or before August 31, 2014. Nominations and
expressions of interest will be kept confidential.
Applicants interested in any of the three jobs can find more details in
the ASA Job Bank.
The Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin invites
applications for two tenure-track positions at the assistant professor
level to begin Fall 2014. Area of specialization is open. Duties include
undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, publication, and service to
the department, college, and university. Applicants should at a minimum
have a PhD in hand or expected by August 2014, demonstrate a commitment to
teaching excellence, and have a clearly defined research agenda.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter that includes a
description of current and planned research, current Curriculum Vitae,
writing sample, and three letters of reference to: Jennifer Glass, Search
Committee Chair, Department of Sociology, The University of Texas at
Austin, via SOCfac@austin.utexas.edu
Texas is an AA/EEO employer. A background check will be conducted on the
successful candidates. Position funding is pending budgetary approval.
Institution: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Department: Science & Technology Policy Fellowships
Title: Policy Fellowships for Social Science: Learn More!
Position/Rank: Fellowships/Post-docs: Post-doctoral
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY. Position Nos. 00052316 and 00052782 The
Department of Sociology intends to hire two Lecturers for 2014-15. These
are one-year, renewable positions with full benefits. We seek individuals
who could teach courses in both of our majors (Markets and Culture;
Sociology), among which are Introduction to Markets and Culture (Economic
Sociology), Social Science Research Methods, Global Society, Organizations
and their Environments, and/or Classical and Contemporary Theory. Position
1 (00052316) will involve a 4 course load per semester, with no service
expectations. Position 2 (00052782) will involve a 2 course load per
semester, and extensive course advising involving 200 students across both
We prefer a Ph.D. degree, but will consider applicants with an M.A degree.
A complete application should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, 2
letters of recommendation that reference teaching, and any evidence of
teaching effectiveness. In addition, those applying for Position 2
(00052782) should provide evidence of prior student advising activities.
Send materials to the Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Sociology,
Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750192, Dallas, TX 75275-0192. We
will begin to review applications by November 1, 2013 and continue to
accept applications until the position is filled. SMU will not
discriminate in any employment practice, education program or educational
activity on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age,
disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU’s commitment to
equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual
orientation and gender identity and expression. Hiring is contingent upon
the satisfactory completion of a background check.
JOBS at the UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies
seeks to appoint an assistant (tenure-track) or associate professor
(tenured) in the area of race and inequality in the United States and
other countries of the African diaspora, beginning August 25, 2014. The
position will be a split appointment with half a line in the Woodson
Institute and the other half in a home department in the College of Arts &
Sciences (Economics, History, Politics, or Sociology). Candidates with
comparative, historical, or global approaches are encouraged to apply.
Fields of specialization include but are not restricted to the following:
political economy, labor market stratification, and wealth distribution;
educational policy and academic outcomes; metropolitan inequality; public
health; criminal justice and the carceral state; immigration policy and
patterns; housing; social movements; and electoral politics.
Review of applications will begin on October 7, 2013 and continue until
the position is filled. Applicants for the rank of associate with tenure
must have a PhD and a strong record of research and publication.
Applicants at the assistant level should be on track to earn a PhD by May
2014 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment.
To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa
(https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0612760 and
electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing
research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample
article- or chapter-length scholarship (Attach to Writing Sample 1) and
contact information for three references. Please have reference letter
writers email letters directly to race-and-inequality-job@
Questions regarding the position or the application process in JOBS@UVa
should be directed to: Cheryll Lewis at the Woodson Institute,
email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>. The University will
perform background checks on all
new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.
The College of A&S and the University of Virginia welcome applications
from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities; we seek to
build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and are committed to a
policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of
affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.
*Open Rank Faculty Position in Women's Health -- *
*Women Gender & Sexuality (WGS) Program*
The University of Virginia's interdisciplinary program in Women Gender &
Sexuality (WGS) invites applicants for a joint tenure-track position at
the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, with expertise in
scientific research on women's health, to begin August 25, 2014. We seek
candidates whose areas of expertise involve some combination of the
areas of psychology, sociology, women, gender, sexuality, and health,
broadly defined. Fields of specialization could include social,
psychological, and behavioral factors in health and illness among girls
and women; research on health disparities involving girls or women; or
demographic studies of gender, sexuality, health, and disease. The
position will be 50% in WGS and 50% in a department such as Psychology
or Sociology within the University's College of Arts and Sciences.
In addition to developing external funding to support research
endeavors, candidates will be expected to teach at the graduate and
undergraduate levels and provide service to the Program, Department, and
University. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013 and
will continue until the position is filled. Applicants at the Assistant
Professor level must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant
field by May 2014 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment. Others
are expected to have earned a Ph.D. at time of application, and to
present a strong record of teaching and scholarship.
To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa
(https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0612723 and
electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest
describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae,
a sample article- or chapter-length scholarship (Attach to Writing
Sample 1) and contact information for three references. Please have
reference letter writers email letters directly to email@example.com
<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>. Questions regarding the application process
in JOBS@UVa should be directed to: Laura Mellusi at the WGS Program,
The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires
prior to making a final offer of employment. The College of A&S and the
University of Virginia welcome applications from women, minorities,
veterans and persons with disabilities; we seek to build a culturally
diverse intellectual environment and are committed to a policy of equal
employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in
accordance with state and federal laws.
Interested section members can also contact Allison Pugh at
Faculty Position in Work and Organization Studies at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management
The Work and Organization Studies (WOS) group at the MIT Sloan School is
seeking to hire a faculty member whose teaching and research focuses on
work and employment issues. The rank of this position is open and both
junior and senior candidates will be considered. Candidates must have
their Ph.D. at the start of their employment.
Faculty responsibilities include teaching basic courses related to work and
organization studies. WOS has teaching needs in negotiations and it would be
desirable (although not essential) if the candidate could teach in this
area. It is
expected that the candidate be prepared to teach at all levels: MBA,
Ph.D., and undergraduate.
WOS is a new group that merges two former groups at Sloan, the Organizational
Studies Group and the Institute for Work and Employment Research. As
such the WOS faculty is interdisciplinary and the new hire’s background is
open and might include sociology, organizational behavior, political
science, or economics. We are open to a variety of styles of research
(quantitative, ethnographic, field based) but we do expect that the new
hire would approach work and employment issues from what might be termed a
“macro” or “structural” point of view. Our group also contains strong
social psychologists and candidates with that background are encouraged to
consider our other position announcement in leadership.
WOS is part of the Behavioral and Policy Sciences Area, one of three major
academic areas at Sloan. We encourage multidisciplinary work with
colleagues in other parts of the School, and several members of the group
are also members of other groups in the School (Communication, Economic
Sociology, Information Technology, Strategy, System Dynamics).
Please submit applications electronically at
interests and experience, a current CV, and one or two papers that
research focus and capabilities. Applicants should also arrange for three
letters of recommendation to be submitted via this link. Applications are
due November 9, 2013.
MIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally
diverse and pluralistic intellectual community and strongly encourages
applications from women and minorities.
Jobs at the Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville
invites applications for one tenure-track position at the level of
Assistant Professor in the areas of criminology and criminal justice,
beginning August 1, 2014. We are particularly interested in candidates who
can contribute to the Department’s strength in social justice (
http://web.utk.edu/~utsocdep/) and whose research in criminology resonates
with our other departmental areas, globalization/political economy and/or
environmental sociology. Applicants must demonstrate promise of
distinguished scholarship and excellent teaching, as well as a commitment
to seeking external funding. We are especially interested in candidates
who can add to our expertise in quantitative methods. The Department of
Sociology at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville has a strong
international reputation for excellence and its vibrant intellectual
culture, and is undergoing a period of expansion. UT has about 21,000
undergraduates and 6,000 graduate students and is located near the Smoky
Mountains, two and a half hours from Nashville, and three and a half hours
from Atlanta. Our department offers a supportive and collegial atmosphere
in which scholars make a variety of important contributions to academic
research, teaching, and public sociology. The Ph.D. in sociology or
criminology is required at the time of appointment. The Knoxville campus of
the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to
contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of
the University. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2013.
Position will remain open until filled. Please send letter of
application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a research
statement, and a teaching statement to Search Committee Chair Lois Presser
via e-mail (email@example.com) and/or surface mail (901 McClung Tower,
Knoxville, TN 37996-0490).
The Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville
invites applications for one tenure-track position at the Assistant
Professor level specializing in the sociology of gender and/or race,
beginning August 1, 2014. We are particularly interested in candidates who
can contribute to the Department’s strength in social justice (
http://web.utk.edu/~utsocdep/) and whose research resonates with our other
departmental areas, criminology/criminal justice, globalization/political
economy and/or environmental sociology. Applicants must demonstrate
promise of distinguished scholarship and excellent teaching, as well as a
commitment to seeking external funding. The Department of Sociology at the
University of Tennessee – Knoxville has a strong international reputation
for excellence and its vibrant intellectual culture, and is undergoing a
period of expansion. UT has about 21,000 undergraduates and 6,000 graduate
students and is located near the Smoky Mountains, two and a half hours from
Nashville, and three and a half hours from Atlanta. Our department offers
a supportive and collegial atmosphere in which scholars make a variety of
important contributions to academic research, teaching, and public
sociology. The Ph.D. in Sociology or related areas is required at the time
of appointment. Review of applications will begin October 10 and continue
until the position is filled. Please send letter of application, curriculum
vitae, three letters of reference, samples of writing, and a teaching
statement to Search Committee Chair Michelle Brown via email (
firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or surface mail (901 McClung Tower, Knoxville, TN
37996-0490). For more information on the department, please see (
And for both:
*All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy,
marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or
mental disability, or covered veteran status.*
*Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The
University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State
of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be
consistent with those laws and regulations. *
*In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of
1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of
1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not
discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education
programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the
*Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national
origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age
Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran
status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840
Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY
available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should
be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.***
The Center for Social Research (CSR) at North Dakota State University
(NDSU) is searching for a Director. This is a joint appointment, 55% as
CSR Director and 45% as an academic appointment in the Department of
Sociology and Anthropology. The Director will be the second Director in
the history of the CSR and will play a key role in defining its future.
The CSR currently includes three full-time staff researchers as well as
several graduate student researchers. The CSR has served as a key hub for
socio- demographic research in North Dakota and the northern Great Plains
on topics ranging from early childhood and aging to housing and public
health. It has also made notable research contributions at local, state,
and regional levels based on its strengths in survey research, needs
assessments, program evaluations, and social indicator projects like North
Dakota KIDS COUNT and North Dakota Compass.
CSR Director Roles (55%): The Director will play a key role in achieving
the CSR’s objectives of sustaining effective growth and continuing to be a
state and regional presence in applied social research. S/he will be a
leader who can supervise and implement research, particularly by drawing
on various social science research methodologies. The successful candidate
will support ongoing research activities and pursue collaborations with
university faculty members. S/he will also develop grant and
project/program proposals for institutions and organizations in the
public, private, and not-for-profit sectors in order to grow the CSR’s
capacity and research volume, both on and off campus. S/he will be able to
provide leadership, including facilitating integration of different
perspectives in solving complex problems and encouraging opportunities for
mentoring and professional development of staff and students, while
maintaining an environment that promotes work/life balance. The CSR
Director will report to the Director of the Institute for Regional
Studies, who also serves as the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities,
and Social Sciences, and will also receive support from an Advisory
Committee. The Director will perform other duties as assigned.
Department of Sociology and Anthropology Faculty Roles (45%): The
candidate will hold a joint position in the Department of Sociology and
Anthropology in which research, teaching and service will be expected. The
successful candidate will be required to teach two courses each year in
sociology that will contribute to undergraduate and graduate (master’s)
programs. These courses include social research methods/lab, quantitative
research methods, and/or other areas of interest. The candidate must be
tenurable in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology pending
Required Education and Experience
A Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related field.
Demonstrated administrative experience (e.g., visioning,
strategic planning, project management,
budgeting, developing internal/external partnerships) in an applied social
research environment.  A record of research, teaching, and service
that warrants tenure and a rank of associate or full
professor at NDSU.
Required Demonstrated Skills and Abilities
Strong leadership skills (e.g., experience in staff/student
supervision and development, mentoring, capacity to contribute to and
encourage synergy amongst a team dedicated to producing high quality
research and reports).
Expertise in applied social science research, including
quantitative research, and expertise to teach social research methods.
Success in securing grant or contract funding from federal,
state, or local government or private agencies.
Commitment to effectively disseminating knowledge that will
strengthen the university, community, and state.
Effective oral and written communication skills. Preferred
Expertise in program evaluation/evaluation design.
Expertise in demography.  Expertise in epidemiology.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Applications Must Include
A succinct cover letter that summarizes 1) qualifications and
achievements that clearly articulate how the applicant’s academic skills
and experience meet the requirements of the position description, 2)
research interests, and 3) a long-term strategy for sustainability of the
Current curriculum vitae, including names and contact information
of at least three academic and professional references.
North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer and strongly committed to achieving diversity among its faculty
and staff. NDSU is an NSF/ADVANCE Institution. Women and other
traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
For questions, contact Dr. Ann Burnett, Associate Dean, NDSU College of
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: email@example.com or
University of British Columbia
Assistant Professor, tenure-track
The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will have broad interests in international, global, and/or comparative sociology with a focus on Indigenous Peoples, Environment/Sustainability, and/or Asia Pacific studies. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment (or to have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent). Applicants will demonstrate a record of, or clear potential for, excellent research, teaching, curriculum development, publication, and student supervision. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2014, and is subject to final budgetary approval. Applicants should apply through the UBC faculty careers website www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/16211 and be prepared to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of their teaching interests and evidence of their teaching effectiveness, and samples of research publications or papers (limit of three). Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by their referees via email to soci.head(at)ubc.ca, with the applicant's name and "Asst Prof position" in the subject line. All applications materials and reference letters should be submitted by October 15, 2013. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
Vancouver regularly places among the top three most livable cities in the world. It is renowned for its mild year-round climate, unique urban design, emphasis on the environment and sustainability, low crime rates, cultural and cosmopolitan offerings, ethnic diversity, and spectacular natural beauty set among the coastal mountains and Pacific Ocean. As the major public research university in western Canada, the University of British Columbia is also a globally acclaimed institution that ranks among the top thirty universities in the world. UBC Sociology is cited among the top two departments in Canada.
The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.