TT Position in Dept. of Child & Youth Studies – Brock University (Ontario, Canada)

Job Summary

The Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University invites applications for a probationary (tenure track) appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2015. The position is subject to budgetary approval.


A completed Ph.D. in Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Human Geography, Sociology or a relevant discipline is preferred. Evidence of demonstrated expertise in cutting edge socio-cultural theories of childhood and youth, linked to a strong research program, and high quality teaching and is also required. In addition to undergraduate teaching and supervision, the successful candidate will be expected to support the MA program in Child and Youth Studies, and embrace the department’s diverse multi- and transdisciplinary ethos.


Applications will be reviewed starting on January 31, 2015 until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application (indicating the file number stated above), curriculum vitae, selected reprints/preprints of publications, evidence of successful, high quality teaching, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:

Professor Rebecca Raby
Department of Child and Youth Studies
Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2S 3A1

Fax: (905) 641-2509

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to have their application considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self Identification Form available at and include the completed form with their application.

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process, per the University’s Accommodation for Employees with Disabilities Policy ( Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

More information on Brock University can be found on the University’s website

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