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Tenure-Track Position in Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Last updated: October 15, 2021, 4:35 p.m.

Job title: Assistant Professor, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Position code: 21_T_SOCI_O2
Date posted: October 15, 2021
Application deadline: November 15, 2021
Advertised until: Position is filled

Position description

This is a tenure-track position in Sociology of Race and Ethnicity at the rank of Assistant Professor. The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity connects the concepts of race and ethnicity to social structures of inequality, power, and stratification. It explores the ways race and ethnicity are socially constructed, how people identify with them and how they are linked to cultural, economic, and political meanings. The methodological approach(es) is (are) open. Duties include research, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to the institution.

Concordia University is strongly committed to achieving equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the institution and recognizes the value of achieving inclusive excellence in both teaching and research contexts.

Qualifications and assets

Candidates must have completed their PhD in Sociology or a closely related discipline or be near completion at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are scholarly and teaching excellence and a demonstrated commitment to supporting our department’s equitable and inclusive learning environments. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer-assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The ability to teach theory and/or methods (qualitative or quantitative) at the graduate and undergraduate levels is an asset. The department values diversity among its faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. The language of instruction at Concordia is English, but a working knowledge of French is an asset.

How to apply

Applications should be sent to chair.socanth.fas@concordia.ca and must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code (21_T_SOCI_O2), a detailed curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future projects, one sample publication, evidence of teaching effectiveness (evaluations, sample outlines, statement of teaching approach, etc.) and three reference letters (sent directly by the referee). Electronic applications should be submitted by November 15, 2021 but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Reference letters must arrive under separate cover from an institutional email address. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence on August 1, 2022.

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 ask all applicants to discuss 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.

These ongoing or anticipated examples can 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.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at vpfdi@concordia.ca or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.




Tenure-Track Position in Media Sociology

Last updated: October 15, 2021, 4:41 p.m.

Job title: Assistant Professor, Media Sociology
Position code: 21_T_SOCI_O
Date posted: October 15, 2021
Application deadline: November 15, 2021
Advertised until: Position is filled

Position description

This is a tenure-track position in Media Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor. Media Sociology considers the dynamics of contemporary mass media through theories of power, institutions, discourse, and subjectivity. Research addresses next-generation socialization and agency via the production and circulation of information through storytelling, genres and framing technologies, and new media. Media sociology research also includes topics like media treatment of social problems; popular, alternative, and corporate media; creative industries; the internet of things; games and gaming; and more. The methodological approach(es) is (are) open. Duties include research, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to the institution.

Concordia University is strongly committed to achieving equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the institution and recognizes the value of achieving inclusive excellence in both teaching and research contexts.

Qualifications and assets  

Candidates must have completed their PhD in Sociology or a closely related discipline or be near completion at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are scholarly and teaching excellence and a demonstrated commitment to supporting our department’s equitable and inclusive learning environments. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer-assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The ability to teach theory and/or methods (qualitative or quantitative) at the graduate and undergraduate levels is an asset. The department values diversity among its faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. The language of instruction at Concordia is English, but a working knowledge of French is an asset. 

How to apply

Applications should be sent to chair.socanth.fas@concordia.ca and must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code (21_T_SOCI_O), a detailed curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future projects, one sample publication, evidence of teaching effectiveness (evaluations, sample outlines, statement of teaching approach, etc.) and three reference letters (sent directly by the referee). Electronic applications should be submitted by November 15, 2021 but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Reference letters must arrive under separate cover from an institutional email address. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence on August 1, 2022.

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 ask all applicants to discuss 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.

These ongoing or anticipated examples can 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.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at vpfdi@concordia.ca or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.

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