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Sun, 02/28/2021

SOCIOLOGY INSTRUCTOR - Competition Number 20-108
Work Group:     Faculty
Status:    Non-Regular Type 1
Location:    Surrey, Richmond, or Langley

The Sociology Department at KPU invites applications from candidates with expertise across all areas of Sociology and at all levels of undergraduate instruction to be added to our Qualified Faculty List (QFL).  

Preference will be given to applicants who:
(1)    have a minimum of a M.A. in Sociology, PhD preferred in Sociology or related field;
(2)    have teaching and/or scholarship that is grounded in the experience of a racialized or indigenous identity;
(3)    have teaching experience and can demonstrate a commitment to inclusive/transformative pedagogy;
(4)    have expertise, community engagement or work experience that is relevant to teaching Sociology;
(5)    are available to teach both daytime and evening classes, Monday to Saturday.

Successful candidates, once added to the Qualified Faculty List, will become eligible for consideration for future contract opportunities in the program. Thus, a successful application may not result in immediate employment, but will, under KPU’s Collective Agreement, make one eligible for consideration for future sections. 
At KPU we boast small classes sizes in Sociology of about 35 students and embrace diversity, inclusion, and active learning in our classrooms. The Sociology department has a commitment to developing an anti-racist, inclusive environment, which addresses systemic barriers in post-secondary education. This commitment is reflected in our inclusive and transformative teaching and learning practices. 

Interested applicants can find further information regarding the Sociology Department, its programs and courses on the KPU Sociology website:

A complete application includes a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of undergraduate teaching success (including course syllabi/outlines and course evaluations), copies of graduate degree transcripts, and a list of three professional references able to comment on your teaching ability and academic accomplishments.

We will begin reviewing applications on February 28, 2021.

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To help us process your application as quickly as possible, ensure your email subject line is written using the following format: Last Name-First Name, Competition Number XXXX. For example, “Doe-John, Competition Number XXXX

Please submit a separate email and resumé for each competition to which you are applying. Ensure you have clearly marked each email and resumé with your last name, first name, and the appropriate competition number. 

The University welcomes and encourages applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. If you require an accommodation through our hiring process, please include your request in the application email.
We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with KPU. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of employees, students, and the general public, and upholding the reputation and integrity of the University. For this reason, final applicants will be asked to undergo a background check.

We thank all applicants for their interest in KPU; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide copies of original transcripts.


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