Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Social Gerontology

Organization:
McMaster University, Department of Health, Aging & Society
Location:
Hamilton, Ontario
Posting Date:
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Closing Date:
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 9:30am

The Department of Health, Aging and Society in the Faculty of Social Sciences at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in the discipline of Social Gerontology. Applicants must possess a PhD in a related discipline at the time of application, and a developing program of research.

We are interested in applicants whose expertise would add to existing areas of departmental teaching and research strength, but particularly in scholars who take a ‘critical perspective’ to ‘the twenty-first century aging experience’. The former might involve an academic commitment to questioning norms and power structures, highlighting disadvantage and oppression, participating in community-engaged research and an appreciation of theory. The latter might involve attention to new materialities, new technologies, developments in social policy, and evolving forms of social, family and institutional relationships.

The Department of Health, Aging & Society is an interdisciplinary unit, and our faculty members are engaged in collaborative research across a number of disciplines, faculties, departments, and other units at McMaster. Within the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Department is closely linked to the Gilbrea Centre for Studies on Aging, and at McMaster more generally, our faculty members are important participants in the McMaster Institute for Aging Research (MIRA).

Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in research and teaching, and have a commitment to service. We invite candidates to highlight how they could add to the department’s innovations, such as in experiential education and community engagement, with the aim of enhancing the student experience and research opportunities.

Particular requirements include a strong record of peer-reviewed publications for the candidate’s career-stage, and the ability to maintain an independent research program. The successful candidate will have a track record or strong potential in teaching and supervision at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as in academic service.

The Department of Health, Aging and Society currently has 13 full-time faculty members and a number of cross-appointed members. We offer BA and Honours BA programs in Aging and Society and in Health and Society, an MA in Health and Aging, and two PhD programs - Health and Society, and Social Gerontology. For more information please see our website https://socialsciences.mcmaster.ca/health-aging-society

 How to apply:

Applicants should submit the following documents electronically as PDFs through www.workingatmcmaster.ca to the attention of Dr. Gavin Andrews, Acting Chair, Department of Health, Aging and Society, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of research
  • Teaching dossier

Academic reference letters are not required at the time of application, but applicants should provide the names of three referees who may be subsequently contacted.

The Department will begin reviewing applications on November 15th. The position will remain open until filled.  All applicants will receive an on-line confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.


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. 

The diversity of our community and our workforce is integral to and at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research, teaching and service excellence, as well as our broader learning environment. To achieve this vision for inclusive excellence, McMaster is committed to principles of equity and inclusion. McMaster invites applications from all qualified candidates and particularly welcomes applications from self-identified Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women and LGBTQ+ persons of marginalized sexual orientation and gender identities.

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


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.

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) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs