McMaster Labour Studies Tenure-Track Job Posting




The School of Labour Studies invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of senior Assistant Professor to Associate Professor commencing July 1, 2016. This will be a joint appointment with another academic department within the Faculty of Social Sciences as appropriate to the candidate’s area of interest.

Labour Studies is an interdisciplinary programme. We offer a full range of undergraduate degrees, an MA in Work & Society and have established educational links with labour and community groups. A proposal to begin a PhD in Labour Studies in July 2016 has been approved by McMaster University and is currently under review by the Ontario Government. As an interdisciplinary subject area, Labour Studies focuses on all forms of work (paid and unpaid) and links the work experience with gender, racialization, state regulation, labour markets, migration, education, consumerism, mass media, environment, aging, family life, the community and globalization. The ideal candidate for this position will be someone who works in an emerging area of Labour Studies, has a commitment to interdisciplinary work and is an accomplished scholar.

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

 How To Apply
Candidates should apply online directing the application documents to;

Robert Storey

Director, Labour Studies

McMaster University

1280 Main St W., KTH 718

Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8S 4M4

Application package will consist of the following: a covering letter, a curriculum vitae,

two (2) sample publications, and a 1-2 page teaching statement with evidence of teaching

excellence. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2015.
Employment Equity Statement
McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse  faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons  with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247).