Assistant Professor, Sociology (Indigenous feminisms and/or sexualities)

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The Opportunity The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will commence July 1, 2019 and is subject to final budgetary approval. The area of specialization is Indigenous studies, with a focus on Indigenous feminisms and/or sexualities reflected in a program of research that demonstrates a strong commitment to Indigenous knowledges and/or two-spirit/ queer theorizing. The successful candidate will be able to apply Indigenous perspectives to teaching in one of the following areas: gender and sexuality, Indigenous feminisms, or decolonizing Sociology in order to teach in the Sociology program and elective courses at the undergraduate level. The Sociology Department in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University in the city of Toronto on the territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat peoples consists of 22 full-time faculty members, has a solid and growing reputation for high-quality teaching and excellent, innovative, and socially-relevant research. The Department is strongly committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, social activism, and community-engaged teaching, learning, and research. Our undergraduate degree program offers a curriculum that highlights the study and practical application of research methods, classical and contemporary social theory, and themes of diversity, inequality and social justice, popular culture, media, and contemporary urban experience. Responsibilities Responsibilities will include teaching and supervising at the undergraduate and graduate levels; contributing to the undergraduate and graduate programs including taking a lead role in curriculum development/expansion as appropriate; establishing and maintaining a strong, independent, externally-funded research agenda; and participating in the academic life of the Department of Sociology, the Faculty and the University. Qualifications Candidates will hold a PhD (or expect to do so by July 2019) in Sociology or a closely related field. They will demonstrate the ability to contribute to both our undergraduate and graduate programs through evidence of high-quality teaching, including experience with course/curriculum review/development, a strong, emerging research profile and scholarly record  that demonstrates creativity and evidence of impact, such as peer reviewed publications, book chapters and other similar contributions, an ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research program,  and scholarly record, as well as the capacity for collegial service and participation in the academic life of the Department of Sociology, the Faculty, and the University. How to apply? Applicants should submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal. The application must contain the following: ·            A letter of application and curriculum vitae ·            Three (3) recent research publications ·           Results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier) ·           The names of at least three (3) individuals who may be contacted for reference letters. Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. Confidential inquiries can be directed to the Department Hiring Committee Chair, Alan Sears, at  Applications must be submitted via the Faculty Recruitment Portal by October 31, 2018. Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Ms. Davina Chan, Senior HR Consultant at Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at Equity at Ryerson University At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do. Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016 and 2017. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page. This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). ·       The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here ·       The RFA’s website can be found at: ·       A summary of RFA benefits can be found here Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.