Assistant Professor – Sociology

The Department of Social Sciences within the Faculty of Arts at Concordia University of Edmonton invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Sociology. The successful candidate will be a generalist qualified to teach theory and able to contribute to the program in two or more of the following areas: Canadian society, social problems, mass media, globalization, health care, gender studies, family, and sociology of religion.

Concordia University of Edmonton strives to be a community of learning grounded in scholarship and academic freedom, preparing students to be independent thinkers, ethical leaders, and citizens for the common good.

Concordia University of Edmonton is situated on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton’s historic Highlands neighborhood. Supporting a student body of approximately 2000, Concordia is known for its small class sizes and its excellence in teaching. Our small classes, and diverse student population, provide an excellent opportunity for engaging with students in a sustained and nurturing way unique within the Canadian University system. Concordia is also an institution that values research in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

The successful candidate will:

  • Prepare instructional and test material relevant to the courses taught;
  • Teach and proctor exams for courses taught;
  • Mark and grade exams and assignments, etc.;
  • Provide constructive feedback to students;
  • Contribute to the operational activities of the Sociology Program including meetings, coordination of Department activities, and planning for the development of the Sociology Program;
  • Participate in research and scholarship; and
  • Maintain regular office hours.

Requirements for the position include:

  • A Ph.D., or ABD, in Sociology;
  • Empathetic approach to the instructional needs and concerns of students;
  • University-level teaching experience in relevant areas;
  • A demonstrated record of or clear potential for, strong research; and
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially as a team member.

The normal teaching assignment is 4 courses per semester; however, faculty are encouraged to apply for a reduction in teaching to allow for an active research program. In addition, the successful candidates must assume academic administrative duties and will be committed to building professional relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the broader community.

Interested individuals may contact the Sociology Program Coordinator, Dr. John Jayachandran, for further information at However, all applications and supporting documentation must be sent to Human Resources at the address below.

Closing Date: Application review will commence January 16, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date for this position is July 1, 2017.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience as per Concordia’s Collective Agreement. For more details about our current collective agreement, please see as follows:

Application packages must include:

  • Curriculum vitae; 
  • A statement of citizenship/immigration status;
  • Transcripts of all graduate-level courses;
  • A list of refereed publications;
  • A teaching portfolio including a statement on teaching philosophy and teaching evaluations; and
  • Three professional and/or post-secondary confidential letters of reference forwarded to the following address under separate cover by the referees.

Concordia is an equal-opportunity employer. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Please forward all documents in hard-copy or electronic format to:

Human Resources
Concordia University of Edmonton
7128 Ada Boulevard
Edmonton, AB T5B 4E4
Fax: (780) 479-2793 Tel: (780) 479-9214

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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