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Probationary Tenure-Track position in Sociology of Mental Health and/or Disability

Dalhousie University

The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology invites applications for a probationary tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Sociology of Mental Health and/or Disability commencing July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will teach SOSA 2503: Health and Society, a sociology of health course which is a requirement in Dalhousie’s interdisciplinary Medical Sciences program. Applicants should be able to situate their work in Critical Health Studies, one of the department’s three areas of specialization, and share responsibility for the department’s core curriculum. Applicants must hold a PhD in Sociology or Sociocultural Anthropology, or be near completion. They should have a promising research profile and agenda, and demonstrated potential for teaching excellence. They will be expected to contribute to both undergraduate and graduate teaching and 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 complete applications as a single PDF, including: a 1-2 page letter of application; a Curriculum Vitae; a 2-3 page research statement; a writing sample; a teaching dossier addressing teaching effectiveness and teaching interests, and names and contact information of three academic referees. Please also submit, as a separate document, a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, available at Applications should be submitted to Lindsay DuBois, Chair, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University, c/o .

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The deadline for completed applications is February 4, 2019