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Assistant Professor (Culture and Identities), Department of Sociology, York University

The Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, York University invites
applications for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor
level in the area of culture and identities, to commence on  July
1, 2006.

Candidates should have a strong sociological background and expertise
in the social construction and production of cultural processes and
forms, including representation, regulation and transformation of
cultural identities.  Also desirable is an emphasis on diasporic
or postcolonial perspectives, and racialization.  The position is
subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will show promise of excellence in research,
publications and teaching and will be expected to offer courses as part
of both the undergraduate and graduate curricula.

At the time of application, eligible candidates must hold, or be close
to completing, a PhD in sociology or a related discipline. 
Preference will be given to candidates with a completed PhD at the time
they take up the appointment.

In recent years, the Department of Sociology has had  considerable
success at increasing the representation of female faculty members
in  the tenure stream. It is strongly committed to further
extending the  diversity of its faculty and especially welcomes
applications from male and  female visible minority group members,
Aboriginal persons, and persons with  disabilities. 
Candidates are asked to submit a curriculum vitae, a  statement of
teaching and research interests, up to three samples of written
work  at least one of which has sole authorship, teaching
evaluations (if  available), and to arrange to have three referees
send letters of reference directly to:

Professor Nancy Mandell, Chair
Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts
York University
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Tel: (416) 736-2100 x22559
Fax: (416) 736-5730

Application materials and letters must be received by November 15, 2005.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The 
Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at, or a copy can be obtained by
calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.