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The Labour Studies Program, in affiliation with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, invites applications for a continuing full-time tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2020.

Simon Fraser University is located in unceded Coast Salish Territory – the traditional territories of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), and Kwikwetlem First Nations.

This position is administratively housed with the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, with 75% of dedicated workload in the Labour Studies Program.  It is an entry-level position: only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the advertised rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.

The successful candidate will have a background in Sociology and a track record of teaching and research on labour and labour movements. We will give preference to candidates with demonstrated potential for an active research and teaching program that connects Canadian and global labour issues. We particularly welcome applications from scholars working in areas related to labour law and employment standards, digital labour, collective bargaining, and worker organizing, including in comparative contexts. Candidates should also have experience teaching, or demonstrate the potential to teach, a range of Sociology courses. Experience teaching quantitative and qualitative methods is an advantage. A commitment to innovative pedagogy and experience of cooperative research with trade unions or other labour groups are strong assets.

The person who fills the position will be expected to teach at least two of the core undergraduate courses in the Labour Studies Program curriculum: LBST 101, LBST 201, LBST 202Q, and LBST 301W (course descriptions can be found at They will also teach one Sociology course per year. Experience with online and flexible learning environments is preferred. Applicants should demonstrate how they will contribute to and shape the expansion of the Labour Studies Program through new course development and participation in administrative and committee work. Applicants must be comfortable working with representatives of trade unions and other organizations in outreach initiatives, and with the Program’s advisory and steering committees.

Applicants must have earned their PhD or be near completion (ABD) at the time of appointment and have a demonstrated publication, research, and teaching record.  Applicants will submit electronically a covering letter and full curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy, evaluations, and one course syllabus; a statement of research interests; samples of written work (no more than 2, one of which should be solely authored), and the names and contact details for three referees.  Please submit the application package as one consolidated PDF. The closing date for applications is September 22nd, 2019. Applications received after that date will be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee until the position is filled.

 SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further information see the Collection Notice

All materials should be sent to: Dr Kendra Strauss, Director of Labour Studies, c/o Jeanne Persoon, Secretary to the Director,Email: [email protected]

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