Rank Open Tenure Stream position in Sociology, Brock University
The Department of Sociology at Brock University invites applications for a tenure track appointment in Indigenous Studies, effective July 1, 2019. The rank of the positions is open (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor), and subject to budgetary approval.
Applicants will have a record of demonstrated excellence or exceptional promise in research and teaching in the field of Indigenous Studies. The Department is especially interested in attracting candidates with demonstrated experience working with turtle Island Indigenous students and/or Turtle Island Indigenous communities.
We expect applicants to have a Ph.D. in Sociology or in a closely related discipline at the time of appointment. They will demonstrate a record of excellent research and teaching in Indigenous Studies, and a capacity to support other core and elective courses in the Department’s offerings. We may also consider applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent, and who demonstrate clear promise of excellent research and teaching in Indigenous Studies.
In addition to scheduled and unscheduled teaching responsibilities in both undergraduate and graduate programs, the successful candidate will be expected to sustain a successful program of research and perform administrative service.
The Department, which consists of 17.25 full-time faculty members who are engaged in a broad range of scholarly research activities and fields, offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology (with Concentrations in Critical Animal Studies and Criminology) and a Master of Arts in Critical Sociology. Central to the Department’s work is an emphasis on social change, transformative human agency, and social justice, and a commitment to advancing rigorous scholarly understandings of how local and global social realities are shaped by inequitable power relations.
Applications will be reviewed beginning on December 7, 2018. We ask interested candidates to submit through Workday, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, selected reprints/preprints of publications, and evidence of successful, high quality teaching.
Please also arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to:
Dr. June Corman, Chair of Appointments
Department of Sociology
St. Catharines, ON, Canada L2S 3A1
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self-Identification Form and include the completed form with their application.
Brock University is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process as outlined I the Employee Accommodation Policy (https://brocku.ca/webfm_send/39939) . Please advise the Human Resources Department if you require accommodation throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
Brock University is located on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples and the traditional shared hunting and gathering grounds of many nations. The university is also situated in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
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