Western University

Building on our strengths in Social Inequality, Population Dynamics, and Quantitative Methods, the Department of Sociology at Western University (www.sociology.uwo.ca) invites applications for a probationary tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in Urban Sociology. The starting date for this appointment is July 1, 2023, or as negotiated.

The Department is seeking a talented scholar with expertise in Urban Sociology. The candidate’s particular substantive research interests may vary, but preference will be given to those with demonstrated knowledge and expertise in any of the following areas: race and ethnicity, housing affordability, social change, wellbeing, spatial analysis, and/or municipal policy.

To be considered for this appointment, applicants must have a PhD in Sociology or related discipline completed by the start date of the appointment. They should also provide evidence of research excellence through a record of internationally recognized publication in the discipline’s leading journals. They likewise should provide evidence that they have, or have the potential to develop, the capacity to conduct innovative externally funded research projects that complement the Department’s core research areas. The candidate must also demonstrate the ability to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate university levels, and have excellent oral and written communication skills. The candidate should also demonstrate the ability to collaborate and contribute to the department research and teaching in a collegial manner.

Western University is a top-ranked research-intensive university located in London, Ontario which is two hours from Toronto and Detroit. Situated in the Faculty of Social Science, the Department of Sociology offers full programs for undergraduate, MA, and PhD students. The University is experiencing a period of significant growth and renewal and combines research and academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth in order to serve our communities.

Applications must include the following:

(1) Application for Full-Time Faculty Position form
(2) a cover letter,
(3) C.V.,
(4) Research statement, no more than three pages
(5) Teaching and Mentoring Philosophy, no more than three pages, and
(6) Names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses for three referees.

All application materials should be emailed to: Professor Howard Ramos, Department of Sociology, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5C2, email: sociology-chair@uwo.ca.

The deadline for receipt of applications is August 31, 2022, or until position is filled.

Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with Western’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Gayle Finlay, gfinlay4@uwo.ca, and/or 519-661-4028.

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