Canadian Association of University Teacher, Association canadienne des professeures et professeurs d'universit�

Canadian Association of University Teachers
Association canadienne des professeures et professeurs d'université

CAUT’s online source for professionals looking for a job in higher education or trying to fill a position.

| Print

Assistant Professor (Limited Term), Sociology

Acadia University

Position #11303 CLT 9.5m and Position #11310 CLT 9.5m

The Department of Sociology invites applications for two 9.5-month contractually limited positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence August 1, 2022.

This is a general call for two positions in which each position includes teaching five courses in the Department of Sociology. Qualified applicants should demonstrate expertise and teaching experience in qualitative research methods (SOCI 2003), Intro Sociology (SOCI 1033 Introduction to Social Problems or SOCI 1113 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology) and Writing in the Social Sciences (SOCI 2033). Expertise and teaching experience in gender and/or sexuality would be an asset. Candidates capable of teaching a third-year qualitative research methods or ethnographic writing course will be given special consideration. In addition to core Sociology courses, the successful candidates will be expected to teach at least one sociology elective. Responsibilities may include service activities and honours thesis supervision. The successful candidate will have access to some research funds.

Qualifications: Candidates preferably should have a PhD in sociology or closely related discipline. ABD applicants may be considered.

Sociology at Acadia provides a critical scholarly analysis of how we understand and experience our social world. There are three broad themes that define our programme: knowledge and power, social justice, and the sociology of everyday life. We emphasize a commitment to public sociology and transformative practices. These positions are subject to budgetary approval.

How to Apply: Applications must include a letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, a recent publication, and a teaching dossier including statement of teaching philosophy, and summary of past course evaluations.

Potential candidates shall address the application package to:

Dr. Michael Dennis, Chair – Selection Committee
Department of Sociology
Acadia University Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6

Applicants are to submit their application electronically as a single PDF file. E-mail:

For further information, please contact: Dr. Michael Dennis, Acting Head Department of Sociology
Closing Date: June 30th, 2022

All applications received before June 30th will be given full consideration. Late applications may be considered.

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

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Acadia University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from Aboriginal people, African Nova Scotians, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women, and persons of any minority sexual orientation or gender identity. Consistent with the principles of employment equity, the primary criterion for appointment to a position is qualifications and professional excellence. Candidates who identify as a member of one of the afore-mentioned groups, and who wish to have the application considered as such, are invited to submit the online 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: Karen Turner at