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Faculty Positions

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, take a look at the Faculty Welcome booklet created for faculty across all disciplines.

We are currently seeking to fill positions in:


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 are currently no positions available for sessional lecturers at the St. George Campus.

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. St. George currently has one position available for teaching SOC412H1S – Medicalization of Deviance in the Winter term. The application deadline is September 29, 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.