University of Waterloo
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 .
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
The closing date
for applications is December 28, 2022 .
Application materials must be submitted online as PDF files through our Online Faculty
Application System ( https://ofas.uwaterloo.ca/ ). 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 ( https://uwaterloo.ca/human-rights-equity-inclusion/indigenousinitiatives ) .
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
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
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent
residents will be given priority.
Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo .
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