Assistant Professor in Sociology – King’s University College

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Sociology – Assistant Professor

King’s University College

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2022-11-23
Advertised until: 2023-01-22
King’s University College at Western University, situated on the traditional territories of the Anishnaabek, Haudenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak, and Chonnonton peoples, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in the Department of Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2023, subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidates will contribute to the Department in one or more of the following areas:

-criminalization of racialized populations;
-critical race theory, Black Sociology, Black Feminisms, criminology and legal systems; Indigenous criminology;
-anti-racism movements, anti-colonial, anti-Islamophobia, Black liberation and/or Indigenous land defense and resurgence movements
-or other areas that demonstrate the intersection of racialization and criminalization.

We are particularly interested in the work of Black, Indigenous, and other racialized scholars whose research and teaching critically examine these substantive areas. In addition to teaching within the research areas noted above, the successful candidate will have the ability to teach at least one of the following courses: Introductory Sociology, Crime and Society, Research Methods, and/or Theory.

The Department of Sociology at King’s University College offers undergraduate programs in Sociology and Criminology. With fourteen faculty, our programs build upon a strong core of sociological and criminological theory and research methods to offer a range of substantive topics and innovative learning opportunities. As faculty, we are committed to dismantling systemic forms of exclusion within our academic programming, within our institution and in the broader community, working towards inclusive and safe environments for all faculty, staff, and students under our EDID mission. The Department recognizes non-traditional forms of scholarship including, but not limited to, building long-term relationships with communities marginalized from access to resources, public power and decision-making, as well as engaging in activism or advocacy to support such communities.

To apply, please submit the following in a single PDF file: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; the names and contact information of three references; and a sample of scholarly work. Candidates are encouraged to highlight non-traditional forms of scholarship in their letter of application. Long-listed candidates will be asked for additional materials that may include a research statement and a teaching portfolio, including a course syllabus and evidence of teaching efficacy. Applications should be addressed to Dr. Anisha Datta, Chair, Department of Sociology and submitted electronically to

The deadline for all materials to be received is January 12, 2023. Queries about the position may be sent to

All employees and students of the King’s University College are required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption. To read more information regarding the vaccines and exemptions, please visit King’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

The College is committed to advancing the Catholic intellectual tradition and welcomes faculty, staff and students from all faiths and backgrounds. King’s University College is committed to Employment Equity and welcomes applications from qualified individuals, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, and racialized people.

King’s University College is committed to recognizing the dignity and independence of all and seeks to ensure that persons with disabilities have genuine, open and unhindered access to the College’s employment opportunities. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at or 519-433-3491 for assistance.

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

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