Assistant Professor of Sociology

Algoma University invites applications for a three-year contractually-limited term appointment in Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, at its Sault Ste. Marie campus, commencing on January 1, 2024 or as negotiated. In order to alleviate the under-representation of members of Equity Seeking Groups among Algoma University faculty, this opportunity is open only to qualified individuals who are members of Equity Seeking Groups, in alignment with Algoma University’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and the University’s EDI Charter.

Algoma University

Algoma University campuses are located on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek, the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Mushkegowuk Cree, as well as hereditary lands of the Métis Nation. Algoma University was originally established in Sault Ste. Marie in 1965 as Algoma University College and became an independent University in 2008. Algoma is a growing and innovative institution with a dual Special Mission to serve as a teaching-oriented university while cultivating cross-cultural learning between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. The University currently provides students with rich learning and research opportunities in a range of liberal arts, sciences and professional disciplines. The University offers countless opportunities for students to learn inside and outside of the classroom. Experiential learning and student research opportunities are critical elements of Algoma’s approach, helping students apply what they learn in “real world” settings.

With campuses located in Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton and Timmins, the tri-campus model that has emerged at Algoma University leverages the unique strengths, opportunities and broader community needs of each geographic location.

Algoma University is committed to being a welcoming, inclusive, safe, and respectful learning community; one that values the opportunities to learn from and with students, staff and visitors from all parts of the world. Currently, Algoma University is home to over 6,000 students representing over 50 different countries, more than 250 full-time and part-time faculty and over 170 support staff and administrative personnel.

Full-Time Faculty Benefits and Entitlements  

Algoma University offers a number of Full-Time Faculty Benefits and Entitlements, including competitive salaries, annual leave (22 days a year), RRSP contribution (up to 8%), professional allowances, and 100% tuition exemptions. Algoma also offers Employee and Family assistance programs, competitive comprehensive Health benefits, including Dental, Prescriptions, Major Medical, professional services, and fitness club membership reimbursement. Relocation fee reimbursements are negotiated on a case-by-case basis as part of the Full-time faculty contract.  

Ideal Candidate

As the ideal candidate, you hold a completed PhD in Sociology and have a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and research. You have teaching and/or research expertise in areas of critical sociology with a focus on Indigenous knowledge and/or the current conversations on decolonization. The ideal candidate should demonstrate a relevant academic background in these areas, have a record of teaching excellence, and a cross cultural and community engaged approach. A candidate with capacities in areas of Health, Wellness and Addictions, indigenous methodologies, with a critical view of statistics, and experience with remote/online/hybrid instruction is desirable.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a full and complete application online at: Alternatively, application materials can be submitted via email to the recruiter (details below). 

In your application, please include:  

  • A letter of application
  • A current CV
  • A research plan (up to two single-spaced pages)
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., examples of peer and/or student evaluations, course outlines, examples of students work, etc.)
  • Sample of publications
  • The names, contact information and relationship of five referees (one of whom should be the most recent immediate supervisor)

Applications received by July 10, 2023 will be assured of consideration, though the posting will remain open until the position is filled. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

If you have questions about this opportunity, contact Katherine Frank at or Christina Connors at, or submit your application online at:

The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to

Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada and all familiar/affiliated with the Anishinaabe Nations residing across Turtle Island. Algoma University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our community and is an equal opportunity employer. In hiring, the University invites and encourages applications from all qualified candidates from equity-seeking groups, (Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQQIP2SA+ persons).

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by Algoma University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. The successful candidate will be required to provide a Police Records Check (Vulnerable Sector) as a condition of employment.