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School of Labour Studies Tenure Track Position

The School of Labour Studies invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2019.

Aug 15, 2018

Labour Studies is an interdisciplinary program, resident in the Faculty of Social Sciences, which includes Anthropology, Economics, Health, Geography and Earth Sciences, Globalization and the Human Condition, Health, Aging & Society, Indigenous Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, Social Work and Sociology. Labour Studies offers a full range of undergraduate degrees, an MA and a PhD in Labour Studies and has established educational and research links with labour and community groups As an interdisciplinary subject area, Labour Studies focuses on all forms of work (paid and unpaid), labour agency, and links the work experience with gender and sexuality, racialization, state regulation, labour markets, health and safety, environment, aging, family life, the community, technology and globalization.

Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision of graduate students as well as building links with community and labour groups. The successful candidate will be expected to attract research funds and carry out an independent research program leading to peer-reviewed publications. Candidates should have an interdisciplinary approach to studies in work, labour and society and must have a PhD in a relevant discipline.

How To Apply: Submit an application package consisting of the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 1-2 page covering letter
  • 1-2 page teaching statement with evidence of teaching excellence
  • 1-2 page research statement
  • 2 sample publications
  • 3 confidential letters of reference, submitted by the application deadline.

Applications should be addressed to Robert Storey, Director, School of Labour Studies.  References accepted electronically emailed to:

Only applications submitted online via Human Resources will be accepted.

Deadline for applications is December 1, 2018. The School will be reviewing applications between
December 1, 2018 - February 1, 2019. The position will remain open until it is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply: however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff.

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

  • Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Employment Equity Statement

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) to communicate accommodation needs.