Health, Aging & Society - Lecturer/Assistant Professor

McMaster University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2014-04-07

The Department of Health, Aging & Society at McMaster University invites applications for a one year contractually limited position at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, for the period July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.

The successful candidate will be required to teach eighteen units (6 courses) which could include large introductory courses. The candidate should have the ability to teach social science courses which cut across the curricula of both Gerontology and Health Studies. The specific courses to be taught will be negotiated with the Chair (from the attached list of possibilities) according to the needs of the Department and the candidate's background. The position includes some administrative responsibilities and some courses may be offered in the evening and/or spring/summer session. The current annual salary floor is $56,586 for a lecturer (for appointee without an appropriate doctoral degree) and $68,824 for an assistant professor (for appointee with an appropriate doctoral degree). A package of benefits as well as a professional development allowance will be provided.

Candidates with a completed (or nearly completed) Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline in the Social Sciences, or with an appropriate specialization in the Social Sciences, and a proven teaching record will be considered.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at ext. 222-HR (22247).

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three referees, a 1 page statement on teaching philosophy, summaries of teaching evaluations, and a list of courses that applicants have taught and/or could teach at the first, second, third and fourth year levels, along with a sample course outline to:

James Gillett, Chair
Department of Health, Aging & Society
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON L8S 4M4 CANADA.

The Department will begin reviewing applications on Friday, April 25, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.


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