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Job Field: Tenure Stream / Quantitative Methods & Indigenous Health

Faculty / Division: University of Toronto Scarborough

Department: UTSC: Sociology

Campus: Scarborough

Posting: Apr 6, 2017Req # 1700537

Closing: May 11, 2017, 11:59pm



The Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in Quantitative Methods, Social Inequality, and Indigenous Health. This position will be jointly held in the Department of Sociology (51%) and in the proposed Interdisciplinary Centre for Health and Society (49%). The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2017.


A Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related field is required by the date of appointment. We seek a candidate with demonstrated expertise in quantitative methods, indigenous health and the social determinants of health. Ability to teach undergraduate courses about chronic disease and/or health policy development and evaluation is also required. Candidates must have a record of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, demonstrated capacity to secure research funding, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. Candidates also must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and a commitment to teaching undergraduate courses that complement or extend department areas of concentration (  and . Evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching evaluations, strong letters of reference, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. The successful candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to equity and diversity.  Persons who identify as Indigenous are invited to apply.


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate program at the University of Toronto Scarborough. They will also be a member of the tri-campus Graduate Department of Sociology, University of Toronto and will be expected to develop an innovative independently funded program of research and teach in the graduate program at the downtown campus. The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s leading university.


Qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applicants should include 1) a cover letter describing their research agenda, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) a writing sample and 4) a teaching dossier, including a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters of recommendation directly to the department via email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by the closing date of May 11, 2017


Submission guidelines are available at . We recommend combining documents into one or two files, preferably in PDF format, although MS Word is also acceptable.


If you have questions about this position, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Additional information on the Department can be obtained at  (for undergraduate studies), and  (for graduate studies).


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 further 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.