Assistant Professor, Tenure-track, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia

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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. The successful candidate will have broad interests in international, global, and/or comparative sociology with a focus on Indigenous Peoples, Environment/Sustainability, and/or Asia Pacific studies. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment (or to have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent). Applicants will demonstrate a record of, or clear potential for, excellent research, teaching, curriculum development, publication, and student supervision. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2014, and is subject to final budgetary approval. Applicants should apply through the UBC faculty careers website and be prepared to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of their teaching interests and evidence of their teaching effectiveness, and samples of research publications or papers (limit of three). Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by their referees via email to soci.head(at), with the applicant’s name and “Asst Prof position” in the subject line. All applications materials and reference letters should be submitted by October 15, 2013. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Vancouver regularly places among the top three 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 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. UBC Sociology is cited among the top two departments in Canada.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.