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Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Sociology

Saint Mary's University

The Department of Sociology at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2022. While area of specialization is open, preference will be given to applicants who show promise teaching Qualitative Research Methods and Introductory Sociology. Candidates must provide evidence of high quality and innovative teaching and scholarship. While preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in sociology, ABD candidates with a dissertation defense date scheduled may apply. Please note that only applicants with a PhD (or ABD) in sociology will be considered for this position.

Applications must include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching dossier (including evidence of teaching effectiveness and course evaluations, if available); 4) a short research statement; 5) one example of recent peer reviewed, scholarly writing; 6) graduate transcripts; and 7) the names and contact information for three referees – only short-listed candidates will be asked to provide letters of reference. Please merge these documents into a single PDF file. Applications are to be submitted directly to Randle Hart, Chair, Department of Sociology: randle.hart@smu.ca.

The Department of Sociology consists of 7 full-time faculty who teach in a thriving undergraduate program that emphasizes training in empirical sociological research. We have over 150 majors and a growing honours program.

Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s top primary undergraduate universities known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Our programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies, and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada’s best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary’s provides our 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Saint Mary’s is community-focused with strong values, operating the way the world should. We embrace diversity, are committed to sustainability, and bravely tackle the issues that matter to society. 

With students from as many as 118 different countries and partnerships with institutions in dozens of other countries, Saint Mary’s University is a leader in international and intercultural education. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast, Saint Mary’s University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces, and fresh ocean air. Our campus is based in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq, and is global in reach and influence. The Saint Mary’s University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world—a world without limits.

At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at hr@smu.ca.

Inquiries are welcome and may be directed to the department chair: randle.hart@smu.ca. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2022..