Assistant Professor of Sociology: The Future of Work
Department of Sociology, Queens University

The Department of Sociology at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor that centres on the future of work. We welcome applicants with a specialization in digital sociology, new media, or technology and who take a critical approach to social inequalities (such as indigeneity, race, gender and class). Evidence of an ability to teach in the areas of work and technology, and the dynamics of contemporary capitalism is considered an asset. This position has a preferred starting date of July 1, 2019, but a January 1, 2020 start is possible.

Candidates must have a PhD in Sociology or a related discipline completed or near completion at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centered environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Queen’s expects that the successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to provide a rich and rewarding learning experience to all their students, and to develop a research program that aligns well with the University’s priorities. Further information on teaching and research priorities at Queen’s is available in the Queen’s Academic Plan, and the Queen’s Strategic Research Plan.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:
a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
a writing sample;
a statement of research interests;
a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
Three letters of reference to be sent directly by the referees to the following email address:, Attention: Dr. Annette Burfoot, Department Head.

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2019. Applicants must send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Ms. Wendy Schuler at addressed to:
Dr. Annette Burfoot, Department Head
The Department of Sociology
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Ms. Wendy Schuler in The Department of Sociology, at

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