Sociology - 2 Tenure-Track Positions

Laurentian University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-10-25

The Department of Sociology invites applications for two (2) tenure-track positions.

(1) An English-language tenure-track appointment in the Sociology of Regional Development with a focus on community and northern health at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2014. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in English at the undergraduate level, and contribute to graduate programs such as the M.A. in Applied Social Research, the M.A. in Indigenous Relations, the Ph.D. in Human Studies or the Ph.D. in Rural and Northern Health. Applicants must have a completed Ph.D. or be near to completion, with demonstrated research productivity and teaching experience. Candidates should submit a statement of current and prospective research, a teaching dossier, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to

(2) Un poste francophone menant à la permanence en Sociologie du développement axé sur les collectivités francophones, métisses et autochtones du Nord de l'Ontario au rang de professeur-e adjoint-e. Entrée en fonction: le 1er juillet 2014. Les tâches liées au poste comprennent l'enseignement en français aux niveaux du premier cycle et du deuxième cycle en Sociologie et éventuellement au Ph.D. en Sciences humaines ainsi que des travaux de recherche dans le domaine d'expertise et des responsabilités administratives. Les qualifications requises consistent en un doctorat (ou alors presque terminé) et une excellence démontrée en recherche et en enseignement dans le ou les domaines de spécialisation. Les candidates et candidats sont priés de soumettre un résumé de leur programme de recherches actuel et futur, un dossier d'enseignement, un curriculum vitae et trois lettres de recommandation à

With its main campus located in Sudbury, Ontario, a city and region offering unique cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities, Laurentian University (LU) offers an outstanding university experience, in English and French with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education.

Laurentian University is an equal opportunity employer. We acknowledge the distinct role, special place and unique contribution of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada as well as the importance of Aboriginal languages and cultures in particular programs at Laurentian University. Further, we recognize that Aboriginal faculty are underrepresented in the University as a whole. We are committed to appointing a larger number of Aboriginal faculty, particularly outside Aboriginal-specific programs.

Laurentian University is a bilingual institution which has a policy of passive bilingualism (English/French) as a condition of tenure. The Employer and the Union have agreed to waive the requirement for French/English bilingualism and recognize as bilingualism the knowledge and/or demonstrated study of an Aboriginal language and one (1) of the two (2) official languages of Laurentian University.

LU faculty members are part of LUFA (the Laurentian University Faculty Association). The Collective Agreement is available at Information about the University can be found at

Applications and inquiries can be directed to Brock Higgins at 613-680-0077 or via email at The Selection Committee will begin reviewing applications in January 2014. The competition will remain open until the positions are filled.


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