Sociological Theory, Tenure-Track Professor

University of Waterloo

Job Description

Sociological Theory, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The Department of

Sociology and Legal Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of

Waterloo is seeking an exceptional scholar, teacher, and researcher for a

tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Sociological Theory

beginning July 1, 2023 .

The successful

candidate must have a PhD in Sociology. Evidence of teaching effectiveness as

well as an actively developing program of high-quality research and scholarship

in the field of sociological theory is required. Duties will include teaching

undergraduate and graduate level theory courses and supervising graduate

students in Sociology. The candidate is also expected to develop an innovative

research program that will attract external funding and excellent graduate

students. The ability to develop and teach an array of traditional and on-line

courses is required.

The University of

Waterloo is located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, in the heart of Canada’s

technology hub and a one-hour drive from Toronto, the province’s financial and

cultural capital. The University of Waterloo is at the forefront of innovation

and is home to transformational research and inspired learning. The University

of Waterloo consistently ranks as a leading comprehensive university in Canada.

The Department’s Sociology program is ranked among the top 100 sociology

programs in the world. As a leading academic institution, we are growing a

network of global partnerships that will shape the future by working beyond

disciplines and building bridges with industry, institutions, and communities.

The Department of

Sociology and Legal Studies is a research-intensive department with diverse

academic programs examining many of the most pressing issues confronting

societies today. Recent growth and change in the faculty complement builds on

the Department’s foundational strengths in social theory and research methods

while advancing research and scholarship in Crime, Law, and Security,

Knowledge, Education, and Digital Culture, Social Inequality and Public Policy ,

and Migration, Borders, and Transnationalism . The Department offers undergraduate and

graduate degrees in Sociology and is home to a multidisciplinary undergraduate

Legal Studies program. The Department provides an intellectually vibrant

setting for students and faculty engaging in sociological and sociolegal

scholarship and is committed to developing a culture of academic and

professional mentorship among students and faculty.

The salary range

for this position at the Assistant Professor rank is $90,000 to $130,000.

Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally

qualified candidates.

The closing date

for applications is December 28, 2022 .

Application materials must be submitted online as PDF files through our Online Faculty

Application System ( ). Please include electronic copies of a

cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, up to three reprints of

current journal articles or chapters and arrange to have three letters of

reference uploaded (addressed to Dr. Daniel O’Connor, Chair, Department of

Sociology and Legal Studies, University of Waterloo).

The University of

Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional

territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main

campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations

that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward

reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning,

teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office ( ) .

The University

values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and

staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of

academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The

University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity,

anti-racism, and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from

candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including

applicants who identify as Indigenous (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk),

Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women, and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo

is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have

any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests,

please contact Dr. Daniel O’Connor at [email protected] or by phone, at (519) 888-4567

ext. 41366.

If you have any questions

regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or

eligibility, please contact Dr. Daniel O’Connor at [email protected] or by phone, at (519) 888-4567

ext. 41366.


qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent

residents will be given priority.

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