Department of Sociology

Sociology (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

19 Jul, 2018

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 beginning July 1, 2019.  The substantive area of specialization is open.

Our ideal candidate 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 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: http://soci.ubc.ca/.

We ask interested individuals to submit a CV; a cover letter describing their interest in the position as well as a description of their research and teaching effectiveness; a separate one page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body; and two sample publications. Candidates selected for further consideration will subsequently be requested to supply additional information and to have three referees send confidential supporting letters to soci.head(at)ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line.

Applications should be submitted online at the UBC Faculty Careers website (http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/30308). Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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. We rank in the top two Sociology departments in Canada. The university is situated in Vancouver, routinely ranked among the top five 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 the Pacific Ocean.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. 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.

Sociology with an Indigenous perspective (Assistant or Associate Professor)

19 Jul, 2018

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will have a record of demonstrated excellence or exceptional promise in research and teaching in Sociology and the ability to contribute an Indigenous perspective. We expect candidates will be able to draw on extensive background and knowledge from First Nations, Inuit, Métis, or Native American communities and cultures to engage in and contribute to their research and teaching. Thus, we encourage all qualified candidates, particularly Indigenous scholars, to apply.

We expect applicants to have a Ph.D. in sociology or cognate discipline at the time of appointment. 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 will also be considered.  We ask interested individuals to submit a CV and a cover letter describing their interest and experience in teaching, research, as well as their experience related to First Nations or Native American communities and culture. Candidates selected for further consideration will need to provide three letters of reference and additional pertinent information. Visit soci.ubc.ca for information about the Department.

To ensure consideration, applications should be submitted online by October 15, 2018 at the UBC Faculty Careers website (http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/30307). Please be prepared to upload application materials in the following order: cover letter and CV. Review of applications will begin after the closing date and will continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Vancouver is routinely ranked among the top five most livable cities in the world. 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. As outlined in the UBC strategic plan, the university is deeply committed to further integration of teachings and understandings of Indigenous cultures and histories on campus. Testaments to this effort include the opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (April 2018) in the center of campus and the recently installed Reconciliation Pole.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. 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 of Canada will be given priority.

Sociology, with focus on computational social science (Associate or Full Professor)

19 Jul, 2018

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position with a particular focus on computational social science.

The ideal candidate would be an established Sociologist offering intellectual leadership in this exciting new area of scholarship. They should be engaged in methodologically advanced work with “big” or innovative data structures and/or examining their consequences for social life. The position is listed at the level of Associate or Full Professor, but we would consider exceptional applicants at the level of Assistant Professor. The appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2019. 

We expect applicants to have a Ph.D. in sociology or a cognate social science discipline at the time of appointment and a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. 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: http://soci.ubc.ca/.

Applications should be submitted online at the UBC Faculty Careers website (www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/30457). Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

We ask interested individuals to submit a CV; a detailed cover letter describing their interest in the position with a strong emphasis on their research achievements, longer term aims in the field, and their fit with the department; a 1 page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body; and 2-3 sample publications.

Candidates at the Associate and Full Professor stages may defer requesting letters of support until they are notified of reaching the long list stage. Candidates applying at the Assistant Professor level should have confidential supporting letters sent by the October 1st deadline via email to soci.head(at)ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line. All candidates at the long list stage will also be requested to provide a one-page teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. 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 of Canada will be given priority.

Environmental Sociology – (Assistant Professor)

23 Jun, 2017

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 beginning July 1, 2018.  The substantive area of specialization is environmental sociology. 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: http://soci.ubc.ca/.

We expect applicants to have a Ph.D. in sociology at the time of appointment and demonstrate a record of excellent research and teaching. 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 may also be considered.

We ask interested individuals to submit a CV; a cover letter describing their interest in the position and fit with the department; a 1-2 page teaching statement accompanied by evidence of teaching effectiveness; a 1-2 page research statement; a 1 page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body; and two sample publications. Applications should be submitted online by September 15, 2017 at the UBC Faculty Careers website (http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/26848). Please be prepared to upload application materials in the order noted above. Please also have three referees send confidential supporting letters by the same deadline via email to soci.head(at)ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Review of applications will begin after the closing date and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Vancouver is routinely ranked among the top five 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 the 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. We rank in the top two Sociology departments in Canada.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. 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.