Western University

Job Description
Building on our strengths in Social Inequality, Population Dynamics, and Quantitative Methods, the Department of Sociology at Western University ( invites applications for a three-year limited-term faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2023 or as negotiated.

The Department is seeking a talented scholar with expertise in: Health and Families. Preference will be given to those who can teach courses on the Sociology of Health and Illness, Health Inequality, Drugs and Society, Family and Work, Inequalities Across Families, Issues Facing Modern Families, or Society and You which is an introductory course. Preference will also be given to those with demonstrated knowledge and expertise in applied research, research methods, and research design.

To be considered for this appointment, applicants must have a PhD in Sociology or a related discipline completed by the start date of the appointment. Responsibilities will include teaching the equivalent of six half-year courses at the undergraduate level. Participation in graduate examinations and service to the Department and the Faculty are also required. With the growing diversity of our student body, it is expected that the successful candidate will effectively demonstrate an ability to contribute to an inclusive learning environment for our students. They should also provide evidence of research and teaching excellence and the candidate must also demonstrate the ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level and have excellent oral and written communication skills. The candidate should also demonstrate the ability to collaborate and contribute to the department’s teaching and service 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. Letter of Interest/Statement of Academic Qualifications,
  3. C.V.,
  4. Teaching and Mentoring dossier, summarizing teaching philosophy, experience, evidence of effectiveness, and areas of expertise, and
  5. 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:

Review of applications will commence on June 19, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

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,, and/or 519-661-4028.

How to Apply
Email to: Professor Howard Ramos, Department of Sociology, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5C2, email:

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