Job Details
Posting ID : 2088
Position Title : Tenure-Track Professional Teaching Position - Sociology
Faculty/Academic Area : Faculty of Arts
Department : Department of Sociology
Campus : Waterloo
Position Summary :

Wilfrid Laurier University - The Department of Sociology invites applications for a Professional Teaching position (tenure-track), subject to budgetary approval. Requirements for the position include: at least two years full-time teaching experience (or equivalent) in post-secondary education; at least an MA in Sociology or a related discipline; and demonstrated evidence of 1) teaching excellence and 2) a commitment to pedagogical innovation and advancement.


Normally, faculty holding a Professional Teaching position in the Faculty of Arts will teach six one-term courses annually over three terms. At least three courses will be taught at the first and second year levels and these will include Introduction to Sociology (SY101) and Critical Analysis of Social Issues (SY102).


Preference will be given to eligible applicants who have taught Introduction to Sociology and/or another first year course with critical thinking and writing components, and at least one of Sociology of Youth, Sociology of Aging, or Sociology of Work.  The successful candidate will be appointed as an Assistant Professor (provisional level) starting July 1, 2013. For more information on Professional Teaching positions at Laurier see Article 13.2 of the Collective Agreement (


Candidates should submit a teaching dossier that includes:

• institutional teaching evaluations for all courses taught (including both the raw data and a summary of that data), along with a 1–2 page reflection on those evaluations;
• the most recent syllabi for all courses taught over the last five years;
• an account  (max: 2–3 pages) describing work done on curriculum development and/or describing pedagogical innovations, tools and techniques used in their classes;
• a statement of teaching philosophy.


Candidates should also submit a CV and sample publications, and provide contact information for three referees who can attest, not only to the candidate's field-specific expertise, but also to their commitment to teaching excellence.


All materials should be sent to:


Dr. Dana Sawchuk
Department of Sociology
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
N2L 3C5
Please direct all questions to Dr. Sawchuk (


The deadline for receipt of all materials is December 15th, 2012.


Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible minority. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to the Acting Dean of Arts, Dr. Michel Desjardins ( Further information on the equity policy can be found at