Assistant Professor, Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies

St. Jerome's University
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St. Jerome's University

The Department of Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies (SMF) at St. Jerome’s University invites applications for a tenure-track position in sexualities, relationships, and families at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2020 (subject to budgetary approval). All applicants must hold a PhD in the interdisciplinary field of family/relationship studies and/or sexuality, or a PhD in a related field in the social sciences or humanities. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service. Demonstrated experience of innovation in the area of teaching and learning is also desired.

The successful candidate will conduct research and teach in any of the following subject areas: family relationships, romantic relationships, sexualities, and/or sex and relational therapy. They must also be able to teach an Introduction to Relationships and Families course, Research Methods and/or Quantitative Statistics in SMF, Sexual and Relational Ethics, as well as other core courses in the SMF academic plans and courses that correspond to the applicant’s areas of specialization. The successful candidate will also be committed to participating in administrative service and future academic/departmental leadership in SMF.

SMF is an interdisciplinary program that offers Honours, Joint Honours, and Four-Year General undergraduate degrees, along with Specializations, a Minor, and a post-degree Diploma. Successful candidates will work with colleagues across disciplines. For further information about the Department, visit, and for SMF plans and courses,….


Applicants must hold a PhD in the interdisciplinary field of family/relationship studies and/or sexuality, or a PhD in a related field in the social sciences or humanities.

Organization Summary

St. Jerome’s University, situated on the University of Waterloo campus, is a public Roman Catholic university federated with the University of Waterloo. The University is committed to advancing the Catholic intellectual tradition and welcomes faculty and students from all faiths and backgrounds. St. Jerome’s University is also committed to the principles of employment equity and in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements this advertisement is directed in the first instance to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Candidates requiring accommodation should contact the Director of Human Resources. For further information, visit

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
As of May 1, 2019, the base salary for an Assistant Professor is $81,866.

St. Jerome's University
290 Westmount Rd N
Waterloo ON N2L 3G3

How to Apply

Complete applications from interested candidates will include:

  • Cover letter detailing interest in and suitability for the position – clearly state how your training and experience make you an excellent fit for the SMF program, position you to teach core courses in the academic plans, mentor students, and expand the reach and reputation of the program

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Teaching dossier – include evidence of excellence and innovation in teaching

  • In 1000 words or less, please respond to the following question:

  • How do you view your teaching and research advancing our SMF program and interdisciplinary scholarship in sexualities and relationships?

  • Outline of a research agenda (one page)

  • Two sample publications

  • Contact information for three referees – to be contacted if your application is shortlisted

Send applications by email to Dr. Toni Serafini, Chair, Department of Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies, St. Jerome’s University: [email protected].

Application Deadline
All applications must be submitted by January 31, 2020.