Assistant Professor - Stratification and Inequality

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Job FieldThe Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Stratification & Inequality, with expertise in quantitative methods. The appointment is expected to commence on July 1, 2020.


The Department of Sociology seeks a candidate to conduct innovative,
independent research at the highest international level, and to establish an outstanding,externally funded research program that will expand and complement our current research strengths. Additional information on the Department can be obtained online at

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related field by the date of the appointment or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have a record of excellence in teaching demonstrated through
teaching accomplishments, strong endorsements from referees of high standing and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (to include a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi and teaching evaluations). Candidates also must have a record of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals or a research pipeline that is at high international levels,awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate program at St. George. They will also be a member of the Graduate Department of Sociology, University of Toronto and will teach in the graduate program. The successful applicant will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s leading university. The Greater Toronto Area offers amazing cultural and demographic diversity and one of the highest standards of living in the world.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Application materials must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, a teaching dossier that consists of a statement of teaching philosophy and techniques, sample course syllabi and teaching evaluations. All application materials and reference letters must be received before the closing date of September 16, 2019. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Applicants should ask three referees to send letters of recommendation directly to the department via email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to [email protected].

The University of Toronto is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities and the Department of Sociology is one of the world’s top research-intensive sociology departments. With a multicultural student body, the University offers the opportunity to teach and live in one of the world’s most diverse cities. For more information on the Department, visit  If you have questions about this
position, please contact [email protected].

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Department: Sociology
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Jul 24, 2019
Job Closing: Sep 16, 2019




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Posted: 7/26/2019
Application Due: 9/18/2019
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