Department of Sociology

Sociology (Assistant Professor, tenure-track, two positions)

9 Aug, 2019

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for two tenure-stream faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2020. The substantive area of specialization for these two positions is OPEN although the department has identified preferential areas including sociology of health and illness, gender/feminist sociology, and migration.

Our ideal candidates will have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching and will help to strengthen our global reputation. We expect applicants to have a Ph.D. in sociology at the time of appointment but applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent and who demonstrate clear and superior promise of excellent research and teaching will also be considered. The Department is especially interested in attracting candidates with diverse backgrounds and interests who will be capable of successfully working with a multicultural and multiethnic student population. For information about the Department, visit:

Application materials are to be submitted online at the following link: We ask interested individuals to submit the following materials: (1) a CV; (2) a cover letter describing their interest in the position as well as a description of their research and teaching record and future plans; (3) a separate one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse and international student body; (4) two sample publications; and (5) teaching portfolio which should include evidence of teaching effectiveness (statement of teaching philosophy and student evaluations, peer assessments, graduate and/or undergraduate course syllabus). Candidates selected for further consideration will subsequently be requested to have three referees send confidential supporting letters.

Review of applications will begin on September 16, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. The department is committed to facilitating an open and diverse community of faculty, students, and staff that fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.