The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training

The Department of Sociology at Saint Mary's University invites applications for an 8 Month, Limited-Term position at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence September 1, 2019.

The deadline for applications is April 15, 2019.

What you'll need


While area of specialization is open, preference will be given to applicants who add new substantive areas of teaching to our program and who have experience teaching Introductory Sociology and Qualitative Research Methods. The successful candidate must have a PhD in sociology (or be near completion).

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Founded in 1802, Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary's University is home to one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Visit our web site at

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Saint Mary's is a public university with over 7,000 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our university is committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities, and integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. Saint Mary's is located in the historic and affordable port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located near to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States.

Applications must include the following: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching dossier (including evidence of teaching effectiveness and course evaluations); 4) one example of recent peer reviewed, scholarly writing; 5) graduate transcripts; and 6) the names and contact information for three referees. Please merge these documents into a single PDF file.

Applications are to be submitted online using the Career Beacon application system. Applicants should visit, select the position for which they are applying, and click on the 'Apply Online Now' button.

Inquiries may be directed to the department chair, Randle Hart: