University of British Columbia - Okanagan, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences - Department of Sociology
Theory with specialization in Law/Surveillance/Global Security
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University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus
Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
SOCIOLOGY– Assistant Professor, Theory with specialization in Law/Surveillance/Global Security (Job Opening ID# 26837)
The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (IKBSAS) at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Sociological Theory, with specialization in Law, Surveillance, or Global Security, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will be held in the History and Sociology Department and is expected to start on July 1, 2018.
We are seeking candidates with scholarly interest and expertise in sociological theory, with an additional program of active research in law, surveillance and/or global security. Candidates must have a PhD in Sociology, a strong record of research productivity, and proven ability to attract external funding. They must also demonstrate a commitment to student mentoring and supervision; an established record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and learning; and evidence of, or interest in, effective graduate teaching appropriate to career stage.
The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain an active research program that enhances existing expertise in the department, complements established and emerging research strengths within the Faculty, and is well-integrated into the campus’ areas of strategic research focus. Teaching duties will include sociological theory as well as appropriate introductory and core courses in Sociology, and new courses in law, surveillance and/or global security. Service expectations will be commensurate with rank.
Sociology, at UBC’s Okanagan campus, is housed in the vibrant Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences. The Faculty offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The collegial learning environment in the Faculty focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching. We are committed to an ethos of local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness and we provide a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive working and learning environment for all our students, faculty, and staff. To learn about the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science, go to http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ikbarberschool/welcome.html.
UBC is one of the world’s leading universities, and is consistently ranked in the top 40. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC’s Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna, has over 8,000 students in seven faculties, with strong undergraduate and graduate programs. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and international scholarly activities. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-staff-resources/. Information about the surrounding community can be found at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/worklife-relocation/.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position please visit the link and apply online: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php (Job Opening ID# 26837)
Applicants are asked to submit:
(i) A cover letter outlining qualification for the position and fit with the Sociology program and the IKBSAS;
(ii) A curriculum vitae;
(iii) A one-page statement of research;
(iv) A one-page statement on teaching philosophy and interests;
(v) Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching/course evaluations);
(vi) Up to three scholarly publications that demonstrate contributions to the field; and
(vii) The names of three referees who have been asked to submit letters of reference.
Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by email directly to Dr. Catherine Higgs (Head, History and Sociology) at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for applications is August 15, 2017. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.
“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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.”
In support of our commitment to equity and diversity, all candidates will be invited to participate in an online Equity Survey as part of the appointment process.
Inquires may be directed to Dr. Catherine Higgs at the same address. All correspondence (i.e., referees’ letters and inquiries) must indicate the competition title (Assistant Professor of Sociology) in the subject line of the e-mail.