Academic Employment Opportunity

Department of Social Science: Faculty of Arts

UNB Saint John

Competition #:#17-18Closing Date:Review of applications will start February 24, 2018.


The Department of Social Science at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John invites applications for a tenure track appointment in Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2018, and is subject to budgetary approval.
Candidates must have a PhD in Sociology, with their primary area of specialization in health research. Expertise in community studies, quantitative analysis and classical sociological theory would be desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in the sociology of health, quantitative research, and classical sociological theory. The Department of Social Science offers major, double-major, and honours programmes in sociology, and the sociology faculty typically serve as members of the Graduate Academic Unit for sociology (M.A. and PhD) based at UNB-Fredericton.
Review of applications will start February 24, 2018. Applications are to include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement reviewing research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness (ie. a teaching dossier), and three academic letters of reference. Only those candidates short-listed will be contacted for an interview.  Questions concerning this position may be directed to Dr. Dann Downes Chair, Department of Social Science (
Application packages are to be submitted to:
Department of Social Science
University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 5050
Saint John, New Brunswick
E2L 4L5

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.