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Assistant Professor - Sociology and Anthropology (Sociology - Open)

Carleton University

Field of Specialization: Sociology - Open
Academic Unit: Sociology and Anthropology
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2020
Closing Date: December 16, 2019

About the Position:

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Sociology. We seek candidates with teaching and scholarly expertise in social theory. In addition , priority will be given to candidates who can contribute through teaching, research, and supervision in one or more of the following areas (in alphabetical order): critical criminology, climate change and environmental/ecological sociology, cultural studies and cultural sociology, digital sociology and methodology, education, feminist sociology and/or feminist political economy, racial capitalism, the sociology of racialization and ethnicity, and Indigeneity and settler colonialism.

About the Academic Unit:

We offer a BA, MA, and PhD in Sociology, and deliver a specialization in “Global Inequalities and Socal Change” through Carleton’s Bachelor of Global and International Studies. For more information, please visit our website at:


Candidates must have a PhD in Sociology or a cognate discipline by the time of appointment. Applicants should have an active research profile, leading to significant peer-reviewed publications. Our department has a tradition of social justice and a growing profile in community-engaged research; candidates who orient their work in similar ways would be very welcome to apply. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness.

The applicant will be expected to teach one or more of our core social theory courses (2nd and 3rd year) as well as substantive courses in their own area of expertise at the undergraduate and graduate level. Please refer to the department website for more information about the courses we currently offer, noting that there are also opportunities to develop courses beyond the existing roster. Our department has a large and thriving MA and PhD program; the candidate will be expected to participate actively in graduate supervision and committee work.

The position can begin July 1, 2020, although a later start date is potentially negotiable.

Application Instructions:

Applications must be sent electronically in one single PDF file and should include: 1) a letter of application 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching portfolio that contains evidence of teaching effectiveness; 4) two writing samples.

Applications should be addressed to the Chair, Blair Rutherford, and should be sent to: Kimberley Seguin, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University, at by December 16, 2019. The candidate should include the names of three references who will be asked for letters should the candidate be long-listed.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University:

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 30,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Manton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. Canada’s capital has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career paths vary.  Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.