Job Opening: Assist/Assoc Professor: Sociology with an Indigenous perspective

The University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus)
Department of Sociology
Assistant or Associate Professor: Sociology (tenure-track) with an Indigenous perspective
Deadline October 15, 2018 (Begins July 1, 2019 or later)

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will have a record of demonstrated excellence or exceptional promise in research and teaching in Sociology and the ability to contribute an Indigenous perspective. We expect candidates will be able to draw on extensive background and knowledge from First Nations, Inuit, Métis, or Native American communities and cultures to engage in and contribute to their research and teaching. Thus, we encourage all qualified candidates, particularly Indigenous scholars, to apply.

We expect applicants to have a Ph.D. in sociology or cognate discipline at the time of appointment. Applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent and who demonstrate clear promise of excellent research and teaching will also be considered.  We ask interested individuals to submit a CV and a cover letter describing their interest and experience in teaching, research, as well as their experience related to First Nations or Native American communities and culture. Candidates selected for further consideration will need to provide three letters of reference and additional pertinent information. Visit for information about the Department.

To ensure consideration, applications should be submitted online by October 15, 2018 at the UBC Faculty Careers website ( Please be prepared to upload application materials in the following order: cover letter and CV. Review of applications will begin after the closing date and will continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Vancouver is routinely ranked among the top five most livable cities in the world. As the major public research university in western Canada, the University of British Columbia is also a globally acclaimed institution that ranks among the top thirty universities in the world. As outlined in the UBC strategic plan, the university is deeply committed to further integration of teachings and understandings of Indigenous cultures and histories on campus. Testaments to this effort include the opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (April 2018) in the center of campus and the recently installed Reconciliation Pole.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.