Faculty Position in Historical Sociology of Childhood and Family

Laval University


Faculty Position in Historical Sociology of Childhood and Family

Offer Number: 8188

Posting Period: March 22 to May 24, 2021
Place of employment: Faculty of Social Sciences, Sociology Department

General Information:

A quality living environment in the heart of Quebec City, Université Laval is a large, comprehensive
university recognized for its culture of excellence in teaching and research.

Position Description:

The Department of Sociology announces the opening of a regular faculty position in the field of Historical
Sociology of Childhood and Family. This position is being created as part of a new research chair with
substantial resources, the objective of which is to generate new knowledge to further our understanding
of the various transformations affecting children and families in Quebec and around the world.

The chairholder will:

• foster, support and undertake sociological research on contemporary transformations of childhood and
family in Quebec and in other societies, with particular emphasis on their sociohistorical implications;
• create a research program that will be carried out through the constitution and coordination of a
research team;
• provide education for undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and teach classes
in the area covered by the chair and in sociology at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
• develop activities involving reflection, scientific animation and knowledge transfer on contemporary
issues related to childhood and family for the scholarly community, students and the general public;
• teach two courses per year in the Department of Sociology.
The successful candidate will be hired as a regular faculty member at Université Laval from the date of
his/her appointment.

Selection Criteria:

• Doctorate degree completed by November 1, 2021, in Sociology or in a discipline relevant to the research
objectives of the chair;
• Research skills in contemporary and historical social issues pertaining to childhood and family;
• Strong publication record and achievements in research;
• Ability to develop an original research program as well as scientific animation and knowledge transfer
initiatives that meet the chair's objectives;
• Ability to teach sociology at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels;
• Teaching experience will be considered an asset;
• Ability to teach in French.


The closing date for applications is June 1, 2021, where the relevant date is the date on the email. The
appointment is scheduled to begin on November 1, 2021.


Compensation in accordance with the current collective agreement. Start date: November 1, 2021
(to be determined).

How to apply:

Submit your application including a cover letter, a research program, a comprehensive resume, two letters
of recommendation, and a copy of two publications to the attention of the Department Chair:

Daniel Mercure, Ph. D.
Department of Sociology

For more information, visit the Department of Sociology website:www.fss.ulaval.ca/sociologie
or the Université Laval Human Resources' website: www.rh.ulaval.ca/emploi/HCM/4252/votreexpertise
Valuing diversity, Laval University encourages all qualified candidates to apply, particularly women,
members of visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Priority will,
however, be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Université Laval also subscribes to an equal access to employment program for women, members of
visible or ethnic minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. Adaptation of the selection
tools can be offered to persons with disabilities according to their needs and in complete
confidentiality. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to
qualified individuals with Canadian citizenship or permanent residency

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