LIMITED-TERM FACULTY POSITION IN EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS
The School of Social Sciences in the Faculty of Arts at Laurentian University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a twelve-month limited term faculty position with a six course (18 credits) teaching workload at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in Equity, Diversity and Human Rights. The preferred start date is August 1, 2023.
Candidates must have completed a PhD degree by the start date of the appointment and relevant experience can be an asset. The successful candidate will have the following essential qualifications:
• A Ph.D. in Sociology or a relevant discipline. The Equity, Diversity and Human Rights program at Laurentian University draws courses from several disciplines, such as Anthropology, Gerontology, History, Law and Justice, Psychology, and Sociology.
• The ability to effectively teach at the undergraduate level courses related to equity, diversity and human rights with a commitment to pedagogical and academic excellence, promoting a safe, inclusive, and welcoming learning environment, and advancing Laurentian University’s bilingual and tricultural mandates.
• Evidence of engagement in research and scholarship related to social justice, marginalization, discrimination, harassment, victimization, and policies/programs geared toward enhancing equity, diversity and inclusion.
• Commitment to promoting a diverse, inclusive and vibrant academic and work environment.
• Though the teaching for this position is in English, the selected candidate is expected to have active knowledge of both official languages (functional bilingualism) or passive comprehension of the French/English languages (receptive bilingualism).
This position is linked to the Interdisciplinary Studies in the Faculty of Arts. Since the Equity, Diversity and Human Rights program is located in the Sociology unit, part of the teaching load will include relevant courses in Sociology. The successful candidate will participate actively, and on site, in the administration of the program and the supervision of students. In addition to active engagement and participation in teaching, the incumbent will be expected to make contributions through service to the School, Faculty, University, and broader community.
With bilingual and tricultural faculty, the School of Social Sciences offers programs in English and French. Apart from undergraduate programs in Criminology, Economics, Equity Diversity and Human Rights, Gerontology, Psychology, and Sociology, the School offers a Ph.D. in Human Studies and Interdisciplinarity.
Laurentian University, located on Atikameksheng Anishnawbek territory in Sudbury, Ontario, serves over 8000 students and is one of two bilingual universities in the province of Ontario. Committed to its bilingual, tri cultural mandate, Laurentian University offers an outstanding university experience in English and French with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education. Laurentian’s beautiful, forested campus is surrounded by fresh-water lakes, conservation lands and hundreds of kilometres of cross-country and hiking trails while situated in the geographic centre of Greater Sudbury, northern Ontario’s major urban centre (population 160,000). Laurentian University has close and productive ties to Science North, SNOLAB, Health Sciences North and multiple post-secondary institutions.
A complete application includes the following:
• A cover letter (including one of the two statements about citizenship/resident status specified below)
• An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae.
• A statement of current and prospective teaching experience and interests
• A statement of current and prospective research interests
• The names and contact information for three academic references.
The application package, inclusive of all documents, should be submitted electronically as single PDF file to:
Office of Provost and Vice-President Academic at [email protected] with the following subject line: application for faculty position in Equity, Diversity and Human Rights. The deadline for receipt of applications is June 19th, 2023 or until the position is filled.
Laurentian University is an inclusive and welcoming community committed to employment equity. Applications are encouraged from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. Laurentian University’s bilingualism policy (Section 7.3.b) provides a provision regarding the language requirement for persons self-identifying as First Nations, Métis or Inuit. (https://laurentian.ca/bilingualism) The successful candidate will be part of the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA). Candidates are encouraged to consult the Collective Agreement at www.lufappul.ca.
Laurentian University is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic for more information ([email protected]).
All qualified persons 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 applicants 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” in their cover letter. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.
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