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The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position specializing in Indigenous Sociology. This position aims to foster sociological, inter-disciplinary and collaborative research, education and outreach by building on Indigenous knowledges, cultures, traditions and experiences developed among, and in partnership with, First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. Area of specialization is open. 
The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

Eligibility
  • The position requires a PhD in Sociology
  • The successful candidate will carry out research and teaching that are informed by Indigenous epistemologies, ontologies, pedagogies, methodologies and knowledges
  • The successful candidate will show evidence of using these approaches in course delivery. 
  • Candidates may demonstrate research excellence through community-engaged research projects and Indigenous methodologies leading to peer-reviewed publications, a strong record of research productivity, and a proven track-record of (or potential to) successfully secure research grants. Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated via a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and general approach to student mentorship and graduate supervision). 
  • Preference may be given to candidates who have experience and expertise in advancing projects with Canadian Indigenous communities. 
  • Preference may also be given to candidates who can teach sociological statistics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 
The Department of Sociology is a research-intensive department with high standards in teaching. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourage collaboration both within the academy and with community partners. For more information about the Department, please visit: http://soci.ucalgary.ca/.

Deadline
All applications must be received by November 8, 2019

How to Apply

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the University of Calgary career’s website https://careers.ucalgary.ca/. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):
  • Letter of interest and curriculum vitae, 
  • A statement of teaching philosophy and a teaching dossier (including, if possible, two sample syllabi, two sets of course evaluations and evidence of teaching experience with Indigenous content), 
  • A statement of research interests 
  • No more than two samples of scholarly work 
  • Names and contact information for three referees, along with the written permission of the applicant for the Chair of the Selection Committee to contact the referees for letters of reference which will be shared with the members of the hiring committee.
These materials should be addressed to: 
Dr. Fiona Nelson, Department Head 
Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts
University of Calgary 
2500 University Drive N.W. Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 

Contact
Questions regarding this opportunity should be addressed to Anisha Karia-Venugopal by email ([email protected]).