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Sociology - Assistant Professor


King's University College at Western University


Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2020-12-17
Advertised until: 2021-02-16

King’s University College at Western University, a Catholic liberal arts college situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenausaunee, Anishnaabeg, Lenaapeewak, and Attawandaron peoples, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in the Department of Sociology. The successful candidate will have completed, or be near completion, a PhD in Sociology or related discipline and will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor as of July 1, 2021.

The successful candidate will attend to the disproportionate impact of the criminal justice system on Black and Indigenous peoples and people of colour, with a focus on one or more areas of critical race studies, restorative justice, community-based justice alternatives, Indigenous criminology, and/or abolitionist justice. We are particularly interested in the work of Black and Indigenous scholars and scholars of colour whose research and teaching critically examine power, inequality, and colonialism. The successful candidate is expected to situate criminological knowledge in sociohistorical context and highlight a multitude of voices within the field of criminology. In addition to teaching in their area of expertise, they will teach Introductory Sociology. 

The Department of Sociology at King’s University College offers undergraduate programs in Sociology and Criminology. With fourteen faculty, our programs build upon a strong core of sociological and criminological theory and research methods to offer a range of substantive topics and innovative learning opportunities. As faculty, we are committed to dismantling systemic forms of exclusion within our academic programming, within our institution, and in the broader community and working towards inclusive and safe environments for all faculty, staff, and students. The Department recognizes alternative forms of scholarship including, but not limited to, building long-term relationships with marginalized communities and engaging in activism or advocacy to support such communities.

To apply, please submit the following in a single PDF file: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; the names and contact information of three academic references; a sample of scholarly work; and a one-page teaching statement. Candidates are encouraged to highlight alternative forms of scholarship in their letter of application. Long-listed candidates will be asked for additional materials that may include a research statement and a teaching portfolio, including a course syllabus and evidence of teaching efficacy. Applications should be addressed to Dr. Kristin Lozanski, Chair, Department of Sociology and submitted electronically to jobsearchsoc@uwo.ca.

The deadline for all materials to be received is January 22, 2021. Queries about the position may be sent to kristin.lozanski@uwo.ca.

The College is committed to advancing the Catholic intellectual tradition and welcomes faculty, staff and students from all faiths and backgrounds. King’s University College is committed to Employment Equity and welcomes applications from qualified individuals, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, and racialized people. King’s University College is committed to recognizing the dignity and independence of all and seeks to ensure that persons with disabilities have genuine, open and unhindered access to the College’s employment opportunities. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at HR@kings.uwo.ca or 519-433-3491 for assistance.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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