Academic Openings at the Faculty of Social Science

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Academic Openings in Social Science

Assistant or Associate Professors in Corporate Governance or Corporate Finance,  DAN Department of Management and Organizational Studies

The DAN Department of Management and Organizational Studies invites applications from exceptional early or mid-career researchers for two tenured (at the rank of Associate or Full) or probationary (at the rank of Assistant or Associate) appointments in its Corporate Governance (CG) research cluster.

Potential applicants should have a PhD in economics, finance, management or cognate fields, and their research interests must be clearly linked to the CG research cluster. The appointment is available to begin July 1, 2020, although an alternate start date may be arranged.



Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Geographic Information Science (GIScience) and Urban Environments, Department of Geography

The Department of Geography at Western University invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) appointment in the area of Geographic Information Science (GIScience) and Urban Environments at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, effective July 1, 2020 or as negotiated. If qualifications and experience warrant a higher rank, consideration may be given to an appointment at the tenured level.

The Department of Geography seeks applicants who specialize in geospatial big data, geocomputation, geovisualization and/or remote sensing with a focus on urban environments. We especially encourage applications from candidates working in urban development, transportation, health, smart and sustainable cities, or urban physical or ecological processes that build on existing departmental strengths. We expect the successful candidate to take an active role in bringing innovation and creativity to the development of our GIScience scholarship.



Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Indigenous Research

Western University invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) or tenured appointment effective July 1, 2020 (or as negotiated) in the Indigenous Studies program, Faculty of Social Science  at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. The successful candidate will be appointed into an appropriate department within the Faculty of Social Science with a cross appointment in Indigenous Studies. Primary teaching responsibility will be in the Indigenous Studies program.

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in a Social Science discipline and have expertise in empirical Indigenous research. The specific substantive area of expertise should align with one of the departments in the Faculty of Social Science.



Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Inequality, Gender and Policy

The Faculty of Social Science invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the area of Inequality, Gender and Policy at the rank of tenured Full Professor with a starting date of July 1, 2020, or as negotiated.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Scholars working with mixed methods are welcome to apply, with the expectation the successful candidate will be a highly accomplished quantitative social scientist. The successful candidate will be appointed to one of the Departments of Sociology or Political Science. A joint appointment may also be considered. This academic appointment is conditional upon the successful award of the Tier 1 CRC.



Chair, Department of Sociology

Applications are invited for the position of Chair of the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Science, at Western University, effective July 1, 2020, or as negotiated. The Chair will be appointed at the Full Professor level with tenure. An appointment as Chair will normally be for a five-year term, renewable.