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Tenure Track Faculty Positions

The University of Toronto employs some of the top scholars in Sociology across a range of subfields. We welcome qualified applicants to peruse our current postings. If you’d like to know more about coming here as a faculty member, check out our FAQs for Tenure stream job applicants in Sociology and also take a look at the Faculty Welcome booklet created for faculty across all disciplines.

Tenure Track position in Race/Ethnicity

The Department of Sociology at University of Toronto, St. George invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of race/ethnicity. Candidates with additional research interests in an area that complement our departmental strengths, especially in urban sociology, immigration, work and stratification, or health are preferred. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2018.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related field by the date of the appointment or shortly thereafter. Successful candidates will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Candidates must have a record of excellence in research as demonstrated by a record of sustained contributions and publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate program at St. George. They will also be a member of the Graduate Department of Sociology, University of Toronto and will teach in the graduate program. The successful applicant will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s leading university. The Greater Toronto Area offers amazing cultural and demographic diversity and one of the highest standards of living in the world.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply through the University of Toronto online applications portal. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Application materials must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, a teaching dossier that consists of a statement of teaching philosophy and techniques, sample course syllabi and teaching evaluations. If you have questions about this position, please contact tina.colomvakos@utoronto.ca. Applicants should ask three referees to send letters of recommendation directly to the department via email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to tina.colomvakos@utoronto.ca. All application materials and reference letters must be received by the closing date of September 11, 2017.

The University of Toronto is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities and the Department of Sociology is one of the world’s top research-intensive sociology departments. With a multicultural student body, the University offers the opportunity to teach and live in one of the world’s most diverse cities.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Senior position in Criminology and Law and Society

The Department of Sociology at University of Toronto Mississauga within the University of Toronto invites applications for one (1) full-time tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the areas of Criminology and Law & Society. The appointment will begin July 1, 2018.

Successful candidates will actively take part in building one of the strongest and most exciting criminology, law & society programs in North America as part of the sociology department. They will have established an innovative research trajectory at the highest international level and an outstanding, externally funded research program. The candidate’s record of excellence in research should be demonstrated by a record of impactful sustained contributions and publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals and internationally ranked presses, participation in professional associations through conference presentations and service work, obtaining competitive funding sources, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. The candidate will have a demonstrated ability to develop an excellent teaching program at the undergraduate and graduate level and to be an effective supervisor and mentor of graduate students. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments (including supervisions of MA and PhD students), strong letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, Law & Society or a closely related field with a primary focus on criminology and law & society. The successful candidate must have a proven record of activities that contribute to equity and diversity.

The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate program at the University of Toronto Mississauga, contributing primarily to our Criminology, Law & Society program. They will also be a member of the Graduate Department of Sociology, University of Toronto and will teach and supervise students in the tri-campus graduate program housed at the St. George (downtown) campus. The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s leading university. The University of Toronto offers a wide range of opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, the excitement of working with a highly diverse student population and actively encourages innovative scholarship. The Greater Toronto Area offers amazing cultural and demographic diversity and one of the highest standards of living in the world.

Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience. The University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted through the online portal. Applicants should include 1) a cover letter describing their research agenda, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy). We will request three (3) references when applicants have made it to the final interview stage. Applications should be received by September 12, 2017. 
Submission guidelines can be found at: http://careers.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/taleo-help/. Please submit attachments in PDF format only and label each file accordingly as cover letter, CV, or teaching dossier.

If you have questions about this position, please contact socadmin.utm@utoronto.ca.  Additional information on the Department can be obtained at http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/sociology/ (for undergraduate studies), and http://www.sociology.utoronto.ca/(for graduate studies).

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Non-Tenure Stream Faculty Teaching Positions

From time to time, we hire non-tenure stream instructors either on short-term full-time contracts or on a course by course basis. Sessional instructors who are not students here are governed under the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 collective agreement. There is currently one position available for sessional lecturers at the St. George Campus: SOC412H1S – Medicalization of Deviance.

Employment for Graduate Students

Employment forms part of our graduate students’ funding package and the work skills gained in employment is an important part of their training. Most of our students get valuable teaching experience first by working as a Teaching Assistant and then, once they are senior PhD students, by designing and teaching their own course. Students also gain crucial research experience by working as a Research Assistant on faculty research projects.

Teaching Assistantships

Each year, instructors who are teaching undergraduate classes are assigned Teaching Assistantships based on the enrollment in the class. TA duties also vary with the size and format of the course. Large courses like SOC101, for instance, always have multiple TAs who serve as the prime interface with undergraduates, lead tutorial sessions and grade assignments. Smaller courses might have a single TA who does not lead sessions but helps with grading.

Once the undergraduate departments know the number and type of Teaching Assistantships needed, we post the job opportunities on the Sociology TAship website.

Fall/Winter 2017-18 Teaching Assistantship postings are available on the TA system here now and will close July 13th.   Click here for the Application site.

In addition to TAships, there are also occasionally opportunities to work as an exam invigilator. All positions are governed by the CUPE 3901 unit 1 collective agreement.

Course Instructor Opportunities for Graduate Students

We encourage our senior graduate students to teach an undergraduate course in the area of their expertise at one of our three campuses.  The undergraduate offices normally communicate the available positions by email 4-6 months before the session starts. They are posted here and also on the unit’s website with instructions for application procedures. These positions are governed by the CUPE 3901 unit 1 collective agreement. UTSC currently has one position available for teaching SOCB30H3: Political Sociology in the fall term. The application deadline is July 19, 2017.

Research Assistantships

Working on a research project with a faculty member is an integral part of graduate training. Students gain the most when they are proactive in seeking out RAships with faculty members whose research projects interest them. They might learn about the faculty research by participating in area workshops or at our graduate student orientation. They might also read about the faculty research in our research summary or on the faculty members’ webpages. The experience of working as a Research Assistant varies considerably depending up the project, the student and the faculty member.

Faculty members normally recruit Research Assistants directly either by presenting to the annual graduate orientation faculty research sessions, by speaking with students they know are interested in the research area, or by sending an email to all graduate students. To assure a good match, we advise graduate students to educate themselves in the research of the faculty members and communicate their interests with the faculty members working in allied areas.