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The School of Labour Studies invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2017. This will be a joint appointment with another Social Science department appropriate to the candidate’s area of interest.

Labour Studies is an interdisciplinary program, resident in the Faculty of Social Sciences, which includes Anthropology, Economics, Health, Geography and Earth Sciences, Globalization and the Human Condition, Health, Aging & Society, Indigenous Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, Social Work and Sociology. Labour Studies offers a full range of undergraduate degrees, an MA in Work & Society and has established educational links with labour and community groups. A PhD in Labour Studies will begin July 2017.  As an interdisciplinary subject area, Labour Studies focuses on all forms of work (paid and unpaid) and links the work experience with gender, racialization, state regulation, labour markets, health and safety, environment, aging, family life, the community and globalization.

Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervision of graduate students, and building links with community and labour groups.  The successful candidate will be expected to attract research funds and carry out an independent research program leading to peer-reviewed publications.  Candidates should have an interdisciplinary approach to studies in work issues, labour and society and must have a PhD in a relevant discipline.

How To Apply

Submit an application package consisting of the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 1-2 page covering letter
  • 1-2 page teaching statement with evidence of teaching excellence
  • 1-2 page research statement
  • 2 sample publications
  • 3 confidential letters of reference, submitted by the application deadline.
  • Applications should be addressed to Robert Storey, Director, School of Labour Studies.

References accepted electronically emailed to: [email protected]. Only applications submitted online via Human Resources at will be accepted.

The School will be reviewing applications between November 2016 – February 1, 2017.  The position will remain open until it is filled.

Employment Equity Statement

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

  • Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247).

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