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Assistant Professor, Sociology

Athabasca University

The Sociology Program in Athabasca University’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position is located in Alberta commencing January 4, 2021.

Athabasca University is a fully accredited, comprehensive academic and research institution with a commitment to facilitating open access to education.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate fluency in a range of substantive sociological areas of study and hold a Ph.D. in Sociology. All educational credentials must be recognized in Canada. Also, proficiency in a second language - a language other than English - will be regarded as an advantage for applicants for this position.

Applications are encouraged from those whose scholarship and teaching interests critically address a number of prioritized substantive areas in sociology, including: social psychology, critical race studies, gender and intersectionality studies, and who also has an active research program in one or more of the following areas: social movements, decolonization studies, Indigenous spirituality, anti-racism theory and research community engagement, the affective domain and qualitative methodologies, environmental sustainability, and social activism.

The candidate will coordinate, design, develop, revise, and teach courses in the Sociology 3- and 4-year programs (, as determined by the needs of the program and the candidate’s research interests. Course coordination for this posted position currently includes sociology of the family, social science research methods, social movements and social problems, the environment and aging, and environmental sociology. Interest in the development of new courses will be considered as a further asset.

Evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level is required, and familiarity with online systems of course delivery and distance education is preferred. Experience in graduate teaching will also be considered an asset. All educational credentials must be recognized in Canada.

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For further information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Jane Arscott Chair at 1-888-279-3256 or via e-mail: at