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Limited-Term Appointment in Sociological Theories and Methods

Last updated: March 14, 2023, 1:34 p.m.

Job title: Limited Term Appointment, Sociological Theories and Methods
Position code: 23_LTA_SOCI_M2
Date posted: March 14, 2023
Application deadline: April 15, 2023
Advertised until: Position is filled

Position description

Limited-term appointment positions at Concordia are full-time faculty positions of between 9.5- and 12month duration (the annual salary is pro-rated in the case of shorter contracts). The incumbent is responsible for teaching six (in the case of a 9.5 month contract) or seven three-credit courses per year, and for some administrative and other service roles within the academic unit. Up to two subsequent 12 month appointments may be possible, subject to satisfactory job performance, academic unit need, and budgetary approval. 

The LTA in sociological theories and methods requires expertise in both classical sociological theory and sociological research methods. Regarding theory, the LTA is expected to teach foundational 19th- and 20th-century sociological works in ways that both respect and expand the discipline’s European origins. Regarding methods, the LTA is required to teach techniques of quantitative and qualitative methods including defining a research problem, gathering data, and interpreting findings. 

Qualifications and assets

Candidates are encouraged to share any career interruptions or personal circumstances that may have had an impact on their career goals in their letter of application. These will be carefully considered in the assessment process. The Department values diversity among its faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Concordia University is an English-language institution of higher learning at which the primary language of instruction and research is English. Since this position supports academic functions of the university, proficiency in English is required. Working knowledge of French, including reading and grading student work in French, is an asset.  

Candidates should have a PhD in Sociology or a closely related discipline, teaching experience at the university level and evidence of teaching effectiveness, as well as expertise in Sociological theories and methods.

How to apply

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 

or 

No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Applications should be addressed to: Dr. Marc Lafrance, Chair (chair.socanth.fas@concordia.ca) and must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code (23_LTA_SOCI_M2), a detailed curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and three letters of reference submitted by the referees directly to chair.socanth.fas@concordia.ca.  Electronic applications should be submitted by April 15, 2023. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence August 1, 2023.

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. 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 background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society. 

Possible examples to demonstrate a diverse experience might include (but are not limited to): 

  • teaching about underrepresented populations 
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • committee work 
  • offering or organizing educational programming 
  • participation in training and workshops 

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.

Adaptives Measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Anna Barrafato, Accessibility Change Lead: anna.barrafato@concordia.ca or by phone at 514.848.2424 extension 3511.

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is a bi-disciplinary department encompassing research and teaching in both Sociology and Anthropology. Faculty and students address pressing contemporary social problems relating to the personal, the local, and the global in a variety of cultural contexts. The diverse variety of student and faculty interests and backgrounds makes working in our department a unique and rewarding experience.

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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. For more about the Faculty of Arts and Science, please visit: www.concordia.ca/artsci.

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Territorial Acknowledgement

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. Tiohtià: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.

Employment Equity

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 applications.

Immigration Status

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian 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 applications must include one of the following statements: 

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada 
or
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

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