Sociology, with focus on Computational Social Science (Associate of Full Professor, tenure-track)

25 Nov, 2019

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position (rank open) 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, 2020.

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:

Applications will begin to be reviewed on December 15th and should be received before then in order to receive full consideration.

Application materials are to be submitted online at the following link: We ask interested individuals to submit the following materials: 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, leadership ideas related to programmatic development, 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 applying at the Assistant Professor level should have confidential supporting letters sent by the December 15th deadline via email to with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Candidates at the Associate and Full Professor stages may defer requesting letters of support until they are notified of reaching the long list stage. All candidates at the long list stage will also be requested to provide a one-page teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness as well as a record of successful graduate supervision.

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.