Assistant Professor Position – Quantitative focus

The Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University invites applications in the area of research in children, childhood and youth for a probationary (tenure track) appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2016. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

The Department of Child and Youth Studies offers undergraduate programs (BA Pass or Honours, BA with Major, BA/BEd) that provide a broadly based interdisciplinary approach that considers theoretical and applied approaches to children and youth within the multiple contexts of culture, the economy, the law, family, school, peer group, and community. With roots in psychology, sociology, anthropology, criminology, education and cultural studies, the academic focus provides an integration of approaches through which a comprehensive understanding of children and youth can evolve. In addition, the CHYS Graduate Program (MA, PhD) offers a unique multidisciplinary approach to the study of children and youth, providing a theoretical foundation and the application of social science research methods.


A completed Ph.D. in Anthropology, Community Health, Criminology, Human Geography, Political Science, Sociology or a
related discipline is preferred. Evidence of high quality research in the area of child and youth studies with a strong quantitative focus, as well as high quality teaching is required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach methodology and statistics at undergraduate and graduate levels with a focus on advanced covariance structure modeling including longitudinal analyses.

In addition to undergraduate teaching and supervision, the successful candidate will be expected to support the Graduate program in Child and Youth Studies, and continue a successful program of research within the department’s diverse multi- and transdisciplinary ethos.


Applications will be reviewed on January 31, 2016 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:

Dr. Dawn Zinga, Chair
Department of Child and Youth Studies
Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2S 3A1

Fax: (905) 641-2509

Applications may be submitted via email to; each document to be attached as a separate file.

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 that your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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