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Assistant Professor in Quantitative Sociology and Immigration

Dalhousie University

The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology invites applications for a probationary tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Quantitative Sociology and Immigration commencing 1 July 2021.

This position is restricted to applicants who self-identify as racially visible persons. Special consideration will be given to those who identify as African Nova Scotian and/or Black. We seek a scholar with a promising research profile and agenda as well as demonstrated potential for teaching excellence. The successful candidate will be required to teach classes in undergraduate and graduate quantitative methods and may also teach other related courses, such as Social Inequality, Global Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Nationalism, and Statistics for Social Justice. Applicants should be able to situate their work in one or more of the Department’s three areas of specialization: Critical Health Studies; Economy, Work and Development; or Social Justice and Inequality. We also expect this scholar will contribute to Black and African Diaspora Studies at Dalhousie, a dynamic new interdisciplinary program hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Social Science. We seek a junior academic for an early-career research and teaching position. Applicants must hold a PhD in Sociology or be near completion. They will be expected to contribute to both undergraduate and graduate supervision (at B.A., M.A., and PhD levels). The position is subject to budgetary approval.

Established in 1818, Dalhousie is a leading research-intensive university offering more than 180 degree programs in 11 faculties. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located in the heart of Halifax, a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia, which is home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted African Canadian community, and an increasingly diverse population. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is a dynamic body of students, faculty, and staff arranged in more than twenty programs and departments, many offering graduate degrees.
Please submit a cover letter; a research statement; a Curriculum Vitae; a writing sample; a teaching dossier addressing teaching effectiveness and teaching interests, and names and contact information of three academic referees. All applications must be submitted via PeopleAdmin at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. In keeping with the principles of employment equity and with the nature of this position, it is restricted to candidates who self-identify as racially visible. Dalhousie recognizes that candidates may self-identify in more than one equity-seeking group, and in this spirit, encourages applicants who self-identify as racially visible and may also identify as persons with a disability, Indigenous persons, women, or persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. (See for definitions of these groups.).

The deadline for completed applications is 22 March 2021.