Job Opening: Assistant Professor: Sociology (Open specialization)

The University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus)
Department of Sociology
Assistant Professor: Sociology (tenure-track)

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2019.  The substantive area of specialization is open.

Our ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching and will help to strengthen our global reputation. We expect applicants to have a Ph.D. in sociology at the time of appointment but applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent and who demonstrate clear and superior promise of excellent research will also be considered. The Department is especially interested in attracting candidates with diverse backgrounds and interests who will be capable of successfully working with a multicultural and multiethnic student population. For information about the Department, visit:

We ask interested individuals to submit a CV; a cover letter describing their interest in the position as well as a description of their research and teaching effectiveness; a separate one page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body; and two sample publications. Candidates selected for further consideration will subsequently be requested to supply additional information and to have three referees send confidential supporting letters to soci.head(at) with the applicant’s name in the subject line.

Applications should be submitted online at the UBC Faculty Careers website ( Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2018 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.

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. We rank in the top two Sociology departments in Canada. The university is situated in Vancouver, routinely ranked among the top five most livable cities in the world. It is renowned for its mild year-round climate, unique urban design, emphasis on the environment and sustainability, low crime rates, cultural and cosmopolitan offerings, ethnic diversity, and spectacular natural beauty set among the coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

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 will be given priority.