McMaster University

McMaster University

Academic Posting in the Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of Sociology

Assistant Professor Tenure-Track

The Department of Sociology at McMaster University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor position in the area of Sociology of Education commencing July 1, 2014.  A Ph.D. in sociology is required, although applicants who have all of the requirements for their Ph.D. in sociology completed by April 1, 2014 will also be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and establish a research programme in sociology of education, publish in peer-reviewed outlets, and compete successfully for external funding. The selected candidate will be able to contribute to the department’s other areas of research strength. The ability to teach social statistics at undergraduate and graduate levels will also be an asset. 

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

The closing date for applications is December 1, 2013.  A complete application, including a curriculum vita, a representative sample of academic writing, and three letters of reference should be received by this date at the address below.

Dr. Roy Cain, Acting Chair
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada L8S 4M4

Posted: October 8, 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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