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Sociology - Associate or Full Professor

Acadia University

Location: Nova Scotia
Date posted: 2022-07-26
Advertised until: 2022-09-25

Acadia University is recognized as one of Canada’s premier undergraduate institutions. Academic innovation and a technology-rich teaching and learning environment have garnered the university a reputation for excellence. Our progressive workplace is located only one hour from Halifax in Nova Scotia's beautiful Annapolis Valley – a small- town setting offering an affordable lifestyle, outstanding recreational opportunities, internationally acclaimed restaurants, a healthy economy, and the best weather in the Atlantic Provinces.

Acadia University is proudly located on Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq People.

Position # 113006 – The Department of Sociology invites applications for the Academic Unit Head of the Department of Sociology at the Associate or Full Professor level to commence 1 January 2023.

Qualifications: Candidates are to have completed a PhD in Sociology and currently hold the rank of Associate or Full Professor with the area(s) of research, specialization, and teaching open. As Head, the successful candidate will coordinate, fulfill, and oversee the immediate and necessary functions of the Department at all levels of the university, as outlined in the current Collective Agreement, and advocate for future needs related to the program. Through a reduced course-load, the successful candidate will empower the Department by contributing to the dynamic teaching and culture via their own expertise and research program. The headship term is normally three years. Subsequent to their term(s) as head, the successful candidate will be a regular department member.

The area of research and teaching expertise is open. The Sociology Department is distinguished by its three areas of focus: knowledge and power, social justice, and the sociology of everyday life. We emphasize a commitment to public sociology and transformative practices. Our vibrant undergraduate and graduate programs offer students opportunities to research a diverse range of social issues. Supporting this environment, the successful candidate will be afforded the opportunity to creatively teach from a list of existing courses and encouraged to create curricula related to their own area(s) of expertise and specialization alongside the option to supervise both Honours and Graduate students.

How to Apply: The application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, confirmation of terminal degree, two samples of scholarly writing, and a teaching dossier. The dossier should include a statement of departmental service and administrative experience, teaching philosophy, official teaching evaluations, samples of course syllabi, and contact information for three references. Candidates are to submit their application electronically as a single PDF file to: Only those candidates shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

Dr. Rebecca Casey – Chair of the Selection Committee
Acting Head, Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada B4P 2R6

Closing Date: September 21st, 2022

All applications received before September 21st will be given full consideration. Late applications may be considered.

For additional information on the Department of Sociology, please visit:

Acadia University is committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). As part of our strategic priority to advance EDI, this is a focused search for scholars who are Black, Indigenous, or persons of colour. Consistent with the principles of employment equity, the primary criterion for appointment to a position is academic and professional excellence; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Acadia encourages applications from all qualified candidates in these groups including persons of any sexual orientation, gender identities and/or expressions, persons with disabilities, and other equity-recognized groups. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are asked to self-identify and complete the Employment Equity Voluntary Self-Identification Form as part of their application package.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact:

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