McMaster University

McMaster University

Academic Posting in the Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of Sociology

Chair, Department of Sociology

Applications are invited for the position of Chair, Department of Sociology at McMaster University, commencing July 1, 2014.  We seek a candidate with demonstrated leadership abilities and, ideally, previous experience as a department chair. The area of expertise is open. The successful candidate will have a PhD in sociology and will hold the rank of Professor or senior Associate Professor at the time of their application. The candidate will also have established a strong record of sociological research, and will have the ability to teach effectively in undergraduate courses and engage in the teaching and supervision of master's and doctoral students. The Department seeks a Chair with a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and to developing strategies to enhance and support the diversity of our faculty.

The Department of Sociology is a research-oriented department with a large undergraduate program and an active graduate program leading to the degrees of MA and PhD in Sociology. Further information on the Department of Sociology can be found at

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a successful applicant is selected. Applications should be sent by post or courier to:

Charlotte Yates, Dean
Faculty of Social Sciences (KTH 132)
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4M4

An application should include a letter outlining the candidate’s contributions to leadership in the areas of teaching, research and administration; a curriculum vitae; and names and contact information of three referees.

Posted April 4, 2013

Note: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for these positions. McMaster 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, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at Extension 222-HR (22247).
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