Critical Studies of Public Health (19_T_SOCI_M)
The department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Critical Studies of Public Health. The position requires a strong research dossier in this area. All methodological approaches are welcome but the preference is for candidates with research expertise in quantitative methods and the ability to teach quantitative methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Knowledge of the French language is an asset. A PhD in Sociology or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment.
The selected candidate will receive a tenure-track appointment in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, which is part of the Faculty of Arts and Science. Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. Commensurate with their rank, candidates will be assessed on their demonstrated potential to attract diverse students and collaborators to Concordia University, conduct internationally-recognized research, secure research funds, as well as teach and drive curricular development within their respective area(s).
About the Department
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is a dual department encompassing research and teaching in both Sociology and Anthropology at all levels of the university curriculum. It builds on a rich and creative tradition to address pressing contemporary social problems in a variety of cultural contexts relating to the personal, the local, and the global. The diverse variety of student and faculty interests and backgrounds makes working in our department a unique and rewarding experience.
About the Faculty
The Faculty of Arts and Science was created in July 1977 through the merger of the former Loyola Faculty of Arts and Science, the former Sir George Williams Faculty of Arts, and the former Sir George Williams Faculty of Science.
The Faculty consists of 27 academic departments, colleges, institutes, and schools as well as more than 20 research centres. The Faculty is committed to responsible and innovative leadership in developing and disseminating knowledge and values and encouraging constructive social criticism. We achieve these objectives through inclusive and accessible academic programs which stress a broad-based, interdisciplinary approach to learning. We are dedicated to superior teaching and research supported by excellence in scholarship and creative activity, and a tradition of service to the community. The Faculty serves many interdependent academic communities in an urban environment where students and faculty can pursue their shared commitment to lifelong learning.
Concordia University is recognized as Canada’s top university under the age of 50 and one of the most international universities in the world. With more than 7,000 faculty and staff, and 47,000 students, Concordia enables individuals to grow, contribute and innovate. Located on two campuses in the heart of cosmopolitan Montreal, our faculty and students benefit from state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities and compelling program offerings in our four Faculties, Library, School of Graduate Studies and Centre for Continuing Education. Today’s challenges require new, collaborative, interdisciplinary thinking and action. We are designing a next-generation university that draws on the skills of our faculty and on the strengths of our external academic, private and public sector partnerships to prepare our students and society for what comes next. Our priority is to mobilize cross-sections of experts to translate novel scholarship into real-world applications. We aspire to ask big questions on health, well-being and social responsibility and to find creative solutions that transcend academic boundaries.
Ambitious, innovative, research- and community-engaged, our university is celebrated for its commitments to transformative learning, convergent thinking and public impact. Concordia supports teaching, learning and research by its commitment to sustaining excellence, inclusion and opportunity for the entire academic community. In 2019, Concordia was recognized as a top Montreal employer for the fourth year running. We made the list based on a number of criteria, including pension and benefits, training and development opportunities and the physical and social aspects of the workplace.
Montréal, our home, is exceptional. It is a truly unique city — safe and clean, vibrant and diverse, with new things to discover around every corner. Another reason people flock to Montreal is because it's an affordable city. With a diverse population of 1.7 million, it is home to four major universities and several clinical research centres, and has been named the best student city in the world. The city is home to over 170,000 university students, a thriving multicultural scene and the most affordable tuition in Canada. Bilingualism is a part of Montréal’s tradition and adds to its inspiring atmosphere. While supporting a significant Anglophone population, it is the second largest French-speaking city in the world. Montréal is famed for its innovative culinary scene and festivals that run throughout the year. As North America’s number one choice for international events and festivals, it was also the first metropolis to be designated a UNESCO City of Design by the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity. The city is recognized globally as an important centre for commerce, aerospace, transport, finance, pharmaceuticals, technology, design, gaming, film and world affairs.
Qualifications are a PhD completed before the position start date, a strong orientation to academic research and evidence of teaching effectiveness. The ability to establish partnerships with external actors and/or a program of research integrating two or more disciplines are strong assets. Excellent communication skills are required. The language of instruction at Concordia is English, however, knowledge of French is an asset.
How to Apply
Applications should consist of:
- a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code (19_T_SOCI_M)
- a detailed curriculum vita
- a statement of research achievements and future plans
- a statement of teaching philosophy/interests;
- teaching evaluations and/or other evidence of teaching effectiveness;
- copy of 1 recent publication;
- 3 letters of reference submitted electronically by the referees directly to Dr. Amy Swiffen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Concordia strives to be an inclusive institution that is welcoming of diverse backgrounds and experiences to improve learning, advance research, inspire creativity, and drive productivity. We define diversity broadly to include both ethnic and socio-cultural background and diversity of perspectives, ideologies and traditions.
As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next-Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to conduct innovative research and to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.
All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.
Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research excellence and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applicants must include one of the following statements:
Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
Applications should be submitted by November 7, 2019 and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate has been identified. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence on August 1, 2020 or shortly thereafter.
Kindly forward your electronic application to:
Dr. Amy Swiffen, Chair & Associate Professor
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Applicants who anticipate requiring accommodations throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at email@example.com or by phone at 514.848.2424 extension 4323.
Concordia 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, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their application.
Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.
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