Douglas College

Douglas College

Contract Faculty - Sociology



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Position Title Contract Faculty - Sociology

Posting Number 00594F Location New Westminster/Coquitlam Campus Grade or Pay Level In accordance with the current Collective Agreement Salary Range Hourly: $51.88-$113.50/hour. Per Three Credit Course: $7,871. Actual salary or hourly rate will be based on the number of credits and term of appointment according to the Collective Agreement. Position Type Faculty - Contract Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Contract Employment Type Part-Time Posting Category Faculty Start Date 05/06/2024 End Date Equity Statement

Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.

Work Arrangements

The Sociology Department in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is inviting applications for three sections of SOCI 1125: Introduction to Sociology starting in the Summer 2024 semester.

Applicants for Summer 2024 must be available to teach on the following days, times and campuses: Wednesdays 12:30-3:20; Thursdays 12:30-3:20; Fridays 9:30-12:20 all on our New Westminster campus.

Applicants will also be considered for addition to our on-call contract faculty teaching list for teaching in future semesters.

Workload is assigned each year based on available sections.

What Douglas Offers

DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.

The Role

The Sociology Department at Douglas College invites applications for a contract faculty position beginning in the Summer 2024 semester.

The successful candidate will have experience teaching Introductory Sociology courses at the post-secondary level. A teaching and research specialization that complements existing departmental strengths. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the sociology of globalization, race and ethnicity, and citizenship and identity.


You will instruct students, facilitate learning, and evaluate student progress in University Transfer courses that are largely at the first and second year level. You will plan, organize, and manage learning activities and resources, provide academic advice to learners, and maintain quality learner‐centered instruction.

To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need

  • MA or PhD in Sociology
  • Demonstrated experience in successful post-secondary teaching
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team, excellent communication skills, demonstrated initiative and creativity, evidence of ongoing professional development, and a commitment to teaching excellence
  • Link to Full Position Profile Needs a Criminal Records Check No

    Posting Detail Information

    Open Date 04/02/2024

    Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

    Please apply online, include a cover letter, your CV, teaching evaluations and the names and contact information of three references. Supporting educational documentation including official sealed transcripts or original credentials is required at the time of interview.

    Interested applicants must ensure their application is submitted online and received by 4:30 p.m. on April 17th, 2024.

    All candidates selected for an interview will need to provide original sealed transcripts for educational credentials noted on their resume.

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  • Please confirm that you will maintain residency in the Lower Mainland for the duration of your employment.
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  • Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
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    Job details


    Contract Faculty - Sociology


    Douglas College




    April 03, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 17, 2024

    Job type



    Social Science

    About the employer

    Douglas College, founded in the year 1970, is one of the largest public degree-granting colleges located in British Columbia, Canada. Douglas College offers degree and university courses in science and arts, programs in healthcare, business, arts, and human services. The institute boasts of two campuses, the main one in New Westminster and the other is the David Liam Campus suburban campus in Coquitlam as well as several smaller training centres in Surrey, Burnaby and Maple Ridge.

    The college provides both on-campus and off-campus housing options to the students. They have an extensive library with books and DVDs, articles, research help guides for the students. There is also a Douglas Open Repository, or DOOR, that is a collection of research and creative assets of the college.

    The campus also has a gym, a small box theatre and a large 300 seat proscenium theatre along with a lot of other recreational facilities. Douglas College has over 24,000 students enrolled, among which 17,000 are credit students and 8,500 continuing education students, and around 4210 are international students from 92 different countries. The academic staff consists of around 960 members.

    The college offers as many as 10 bachelor's degree programs in Applied Psychology Psychiatric Nursing, Physical Education and Coaching, Business Administration, Nursing, Therapeutic, Child and Youth Care, Recreation Performing Arts, Criminology and Social Work.

    The Douglas College has catered alumni that have excelled in their career paths. Some of the notable alumni of the Douglas college include poet Elizabeth Bachinsky, author Carleigh Baker for short story collection Bad Endings, businessman Frank Guistra, Gold medalist wrestler in Olympic, Daniel Igali, actor Adrian Holmes, and author Sky Lee.

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