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Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Borders, Mobility, and Social Inclusion

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Sunday, January 15, 2017
The University of Windsor’s Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Borders, Mobility, and Social Inclusion, commencing July 1, 2017.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
This position is one of 50 new tenure-track Assistant Professor appointments that the University of Windsor is making over three years as part of a visionary strategic investment in our students and faculty.  This cohort of 50 new teachers, scholars, researchers, and creators will demonstrate both disciplinary grasp and interdisciplinary reach, providing extraordinary leadership in research, teaching, and learning for a new generation. For more information on the 50 new appointments, visit us at
The Department is a dynamic leader in interdisciplinary social science research and includes a teaching program that offers integrated and innovative undergraduate degree options in sociology, criminology, family and social relations, and a minor in anthropology.  In addition, we offer a Masters in Sociology, a Masters in Criminology and a PhD in Sociology.  For further information on the Department and the University of Windsor, please visit our website at:
The successful candidate will be expected to have an established program of teaching and research in the interdisciplinary field of borders, boundaries and biopolitics, engaged with the challenges posed by an increasingly globalizing and urbanizing world.  Candidates may consider borders, mobility and social inclusion through, for example, the border transgressions of migrants, corporations, ideas, transnational crime or pathogens and disease.  The successful candidate will contribute to all aspects of Departmental life and be expected to enhance our international public profile.
Essential Qualifications information
  • a PhD in Sociology, Anthropology or Criminology or a closely related field by June 2017;
  • an active research agenda that contributes to the interdisciplinary themes and issues that arise in the field of borders, mobility and social inclusion;
  • demonstrated ability to attract external research funding and maintain an active funded research agenda;
  • a demonstrated publication record in peer reviewed journals or other quality scholarly publications; and
  • evidence of excellence in teaching, a commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate instruction and an openness to interdisciplinary teaching. 
Application Requirements
  • a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
  • a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
  • two (2) page outline of research interests and accomplishments;
  • samples of scholarly writing, including (if applicable) clear indications of your contribution to any jointly authored pieces;
  • a teaching dossier or teaching portfolio showing evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that will include sample course syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at;
  • graduate transcripts; and
  • three (3) current letters of reference forwarded directly by the referees to the Department Head at the address or email listed below.
Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.  The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications.  To ensure full consideration, complete an online application ( found on the job advertisement, and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of January 15, 2017.  Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointment committee. 


When completing the online application, please reference:

Job Number:  001893TT-2017-SOC-SPF50-36

Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Dr. Nicholas DeMaria Harney, Department Head
Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
Phone: 519-253-3000 Ext. 2190
The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 15,500 students.  We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify.  
If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator ( Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (OHREA)
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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