Providence University College and Theological Seminary

For nearly a century Providence has been a Christian academic community in the evangelical tradition that teaches people to grow in knowledge and character for leadership and service. Providence infuses learning with Christian faith, to form and equip students for a wide variety of vocations to participate in God’s creative and redemptive work in the world.


Providence University College invites applicants for one full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Sociology. By the time of appointment, applicant must have an earned Ph.D. degree in sociology, or a related field.

The successful candidate will contribute to the established sociology program and join a vibrant department that brings together natural scientists and social scientists at Providence. They will teach a variety of courses each semester, mentor sociology majors, and eventually supervise sociology or social science honours students. In addition to introductory sociology, possible courses include marriage and family, sociological theory, critical issues, media and society, gender, sociology of sport, sociology of health, sociology of religion, social science and Christianity, global issues, and/or other courses based on the applicant’s areas of expertise.

As is typical within Providence, this position is predominantly a teaching-focused faculty position. Research and/or public scholarship goals are additional assets.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Earned doctorate in sociology, or a related field.
  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
  • Knowledge of pedagogical best practices for in-person and online courses.
  • Evidence of mentorship potential.
  • Ability to work well with students, staff, and faculty in a collegial environment.
  • Desire to infuse their Christian faith into all aspects of their role.


The successful candidate will:

  • Commit to Christian higher education.
  • Support the Providence mission, vision, and values.
  • Affirm the Providence Statement of Faith.
  • Agree to abide by the Providence Covenant of Community Life.

See the Providence website for more information on these statements and policies.


To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, and statement of teaching philosophy by email to:

Catherine Rust-Akinbolaji

University College Dean

c/o Marlin Reimer, Human Resources Manager


Application deadline is September 30, 2022. The targeted start date for this position is January 2, 2022.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only candidates who are invited to interview will be contacted. Those contacted for an interview will be asked to provide contact details for three references.

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