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Deadline to Apply: Saturday, December 2, 2017

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University in the city of Toronto on the territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat peoples invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will commence July 1, 2018 and is subject to final budgetary approval. The area of specialization is work and labour in a globalized world, with a substantive focus on emerging forms of work and/or changing labour market structures. Reflecting the priorities of the Sociology department, we seek a candidate who incorporates an equity lens into their scholarship and teaching, potentially considering the ways migration patterns, precarious, unpaid and/or unsafe work, and/or growing income inequality are reshaping people’s understanding and experiences of work and labour. There should also be a recognition of the role social justice movements have played in making workplaces, communities and economic life more democratic. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to the department’s commitment to community-based and experiential learning.

The Sociology Department, consisting of 22 full-time faculty members, has a solid and growing reputation for high-quality teaching and excellent, innovative, and socially-relevant research. The Department is strongly committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, social activism, and community-engaged teaching, learning, and research. Our undergraduate degree program offers a curriculum that highlights the study and practical application of research methods, classical and contemporary social theory, and themes of diversity, inequality and social justice, popular culture, media, and contemporary urban experience. Responsibilities will include: teaching and supervising at the undergraduate and graduate levels; contributing to the undergraduate and graduate programs including taking a lead role in curriculum development/expansion as appropriate; establishing and maintaining a strong, independent, externally-funded research agenda; and participating in the academic life of the Department of Sociology, the Faculty and the University.

The successful candidate will have completed a PhD (or expect to do so by July 2018). The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to contribute to both our undergraduate and graduate programs, evidence of high-quality teaching, a strong research profile and an emerging scholarly record, as well as the capacity for collegial service. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly, research or creative activities.

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