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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tenure-track Position in Social Sciences at CMU

Dear Colleagues,

Please share this advertisement for a tenure-track position in CMU's Faculty of Social Sciences with potential candidates.

Kind regards,

Richard McCutcheon, PhD
Dean of Social Sciences
Dean of Menno Simons College
Canadian Mennonite University
500 Shaftsbury Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB  R3P 2N2

(T) 204.953.3871
(F) 204.783.3699 (public)

Tenure-track Position in Social Sciences at CMU

The Faculty of Social Sciences at Canadian Mennonite University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Anthropology, Political Studies, or SociologySpecific areas of interest include social change and social movements; human rights and social justice; political processes and philosophy; and cultural studies. Competence in interdisciplinary approaches to social science as a field of study will be an asset.

Teaching responsibilities will be in undergraduate programs that cross disciplinary boundaries. The successful candidate will work with existing faculty members who have a range of social science backgrounds and teach in several established programs. We seek individuals who have the capacity to help build an exciting and growing social science program, while contributing a complementary specialty to current strengths of the faculty.

Applicants should hold a PhD, or be near completion of their doctorate, have a solid theoretical and methodological background in their social science discipline, a demonstrated potential for strong scholarly research, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement on how their faith commitment contributes to their teaching and scholarship, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three references.

Subject to final budgetary approval, the appointment will begin July 1, 2012. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

Canadian Mennonite University is an innovative Christian university, rooted in the Anabaptist faith tradition, moved and transformed by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Through teaching, research, and service CMU inspires and equips women and men for lives of service, leadership, and reconciliation in church and society. As a liberal arts university rooted in the Anabaptist tradition of Christianity, we seek candidates committed to teaching and pursuing scholarship within that framework. 

Nominations or inquiries about the nature of the post may be directed to Dr. Richard McCutcheon, Dean of Social Sciences:; 204.487.3300 x 315, or toll free 877.231.4570. Information about Canadian Mennonite University and further details about the application procedure can be found online at

Applications should be submitted in confidence either electronically to or by paper mail addressed to Director of Human Resources, Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3P 2N2. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. CMU is committed to employment equity.

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