University of British Columbia: Assistant Professor in Sociology

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2016 (subject to final budgetary approval). The substantive area of specialization is the sociology of family in all its diverse forms. Our ideal candidate will advance UBC’s commitment to pluralism, equity, and inclusion. For information about the Department, visit:


Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in sociology at the time of appointment and demonstrate a record of excellent family-related research (i.e., publications in highly-ranked, leading sociological journals or academic presses) and family-related teaching (i.e., strong course evaluations, experience teaching courses, demonstrated interest in pedagogy, etc.). Applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent and who demonstrate clear promise of excellent research and teaching may also be considered.


We ask interested individuals to submit a CV; a cover letter describing their interest in the position and fit with the department; a 1-2 page teaching statement accompanied by evidence of teaching effectiveness; a 1-2 page research statement; a 1 page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body; and two sample publications. Applications should be submitted online by September 15, 2015 at the UBC Faculty Careers website ( Please be prepared to upload application materials in the order noted above. Please also have three referees send confidential supporting letters by the same deadline via email to soci.head(at) with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Review of applications will begin after the closing date and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply, although Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


Vancouver is routinely ranked among the top five most livable cities in the world. It is renowned for its mild year-round climate, unique urban design, emphasis on the environment and sustainability, low crime rates, cultural and cosmopolitan offerings, ethnic diversity, and spectacular natural beauty set among the coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean.  As the major public research university in western Canada, the University of British Columbia is also a globally acclaimed institution. We rank in the top two Sociology departments in Canada.