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Job postings are updated each Friday. Jobs are posted by deadline date. Those with the closest deadline will be posted first. 

Position Title: Faculty Position

Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Department: Department of Sociology
Contact Name: Dr. Debra Umberson
Contact E-mail: 
Job Description: The Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking a faculty member to contribute to a University-wide cluster hiring initiative in biosocial approaches to understanding health disparities. We are seeking a productive scholar whose research focuses on identifying and understanding how social and biological factors interact to influence health across the life course and create health inequities. The position will be at the Advanced Assistant or Associate/Full level, and duties will include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, research, and service. Applicants must have a PhD in Sociology, have a clearly defined and productive research agenda, and demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence. 

The successful candidate for this position will be joining the UT Austin faculty as part of the Cluster and Interdisciplinary Hiring Initiative. This initiative is designed to supplement departmentally-based hiring practices and norms and extend collaborative research and scholarship. This new initiative is authorizing up to 40 new faculty hires whose interdisciplinary areas of knowledge cross the boundaries of existing academic departments. The selected candidate will be expected to actively participate as a core member of “Biosocial Approaches to Health Disparities.” Contributions to the cluster will be an important facet of the faculty member’s annual performance evaluations and consideration for promotion/tenure. 

Interdisciplinary cluster hiring in biosocial approaches to health disparities is coordinated by the Population Research Center (PRC). New faculty hired under this initiative are expected to have degrees in fields such as human development and family studies, psychology, economics, sociology, public health, public policy, medicine, or other related disciplines. Candidates should have a record of interdisciplinary work and funded research.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter that includes a description of current and planned research, fit with the cluster hiring initiative in biosocial approaches to health disparities, fit with the Population Research Center, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references through the online portal at: apply.interfolio.com/68492

Run Date: 10/15/2019 - Until position is filled
Date Posted: 10/4/2019

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology

Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Department: The Department of Sociology and Criminology
Contact Name: Dr. Julia Waity
Contact E-mail:
Job Description:
 Brief Summary of Work for this Position The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Sociology to begin August 2020. Minimum Requirements A PhD in Sociology or a closely related field is required. ABDs will be considered but must have a degree in hand by the time of appointment. A demonstrated commitment to teaching and research is required. Preferred Qualifications We are seeking to hire a sociologist who complements our existing strengths, including regional scholarly engagement. Preference may be given to candidates with teaching and research specializations in one or more of the following: Environmental Sociology; Social Movements; Race & Ethnicity. The university and the department place a priority on the creation of an environment supportive of the promotion of racial and ethnic minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. All applicants should show evidence of a strong, independent research program, a commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds, and excellence in teaching.

There is an expectation for teaching in our graduate program, as well as contributing to our core undergraduate curriculum. Interest or experience in online teaching is also desirable. The typical teaching load for research-active faculty is three courses per semester; information about the department can be found at http://www.uncw.edu/soccrm/. Primary Function of Organizational Unit The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington has 22 full-time faculty members, roughly 350 undergraduate majors, and offers bachelor’s degrees in sociology and criminology (general and public), including an online bachelor’s degree in criminology, and an MA in Sociology and Criminology. College/School Information At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System. EEO Statement At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs.

UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset. Priority Consideration Information Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the priority date November 1, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered. Position details and full applicant instructions can be found at http://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/15694

Run Date: 11/7/2019 - Until position is filled
Date Posted: 11/7/2019

Position Title: Research Collaboration Coordinator

Institution: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department: Institute for Social Science Research
Contact Name: Karen Mason
Contact E-mail: 
Job Description:
 The Research Collaboration Coordinator (RCC) works as part of a team to support the 5-year UMass NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant project. The RCC will: plan and execute activities for building university-wide collaborative faculty research networks with an emphasis on outreach to women and faculty of color; identify grant opportunities and develop goals for collaboration and equity; research, develop, and manage resources for collaboration including the online ADVANCE information base website; partner with the ADVANCE team and other campus partners to plan and execute yearly surveys of faculty to identify key research interest areas, current projects, technical skills/methodologies, instruments, and interest in meeting potential on-campus collaborators; manage selection and distribution of internal grant seed funding and reporting on the grant activities and compliance; provide ongoing support for collaborative faculty teams to develop seed funding initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications: bachelor’s degree with two years of project management or administration experience; excellent computer proficiency including word processing, spreadsheet, cloud-based data storage and file sharing, and database management skills; ability to successfully interact and work collaboratively with faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds, and to understand and identify their needs and translate into programmatic solutions; superlative communication ability, with excellent writing, editing, and presentation skills; strong initiative and the ability to plan, organize, manage, and execute multiple complex projects in a fast-paced environment. Preferred Qualifications: master’s degree and experience contributing to collaborative research projects.

Apply to: http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/503489/research-collaboration-coordinator. Provide a cover letter, resume/CV, and the name, position, email address, and telephone number of 3 persons to provide referrals. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019 until a suitable applicant pool has been found. UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Run Date: 11/15/2019 - Until position is filled
Date Posted: 12/6/2019

Position Title: Department Head

Institution: The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Department: Social, Cultural and Justice Studies
Contact Name: Chandra Ward
Contact E-mail: 
Job Description:
 The Department of Social, Cultural and Justice Studies (SCJS) at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for the position of Department Head at the rank of associate or full professor. This is a tenure-track, 12-month position with appointment to begin July 1, 2020. The field of specialization is open, but candidates must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology, Criminal Justice/Criminology, Geography, or Sociology.

The successful candidate must show evidence of administrative skill and experience and have the ability to foster and maintain collaborative relationships across disciplines within SCJS, with other programs and departments throughout the University, with the administration, and with external entities. Applicants should have a strong record of excellence in teaching and evidence of scholarly productivity. In addition, candidates should demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. In particular, we are interested in candidates who have contributed to, or have plans to contribute to, programs that aim to increase the participation of underrepresented students and/or faculty in the sciences. The SCJS Department offers a B.A. in Anthropology, and B.S. degrees in Anthropology, Criminal Justice, and Sociology, as well as an M.S in Criminal Justice, and a minor in Geography. With over 500 undergraduate and graduate majors, and 25 faculty actively engaged in teaching and research, the Department also contributes substantially to the University’s general education program.

Department faculty have the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations across the university and the surrounding community. Additional information about the Department can be found at https://www.utc.edu/social-cultural-justice-studies/index.php. In addition to carrying out administrative duties for the Department, the responsibilities for this position include teaching two courses per year. A 12-month contract will be offered at a salary commensurate with background and experience. Full add and application appear at the following link: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/utc_faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=19000001G3&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

Run Date: 12/6/2019 - Until position is filled
Date Posted: 12/6/2019

Position Title: Associate Professor

Institution: Michigan State University
Department: Sociology of Health and Medicine
Job Description: The Department of Sociology at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks candidates for a tenure-system Associate Professor position in sociology of health and medicine. As part of an initiative within the College of Social Science, this position will strengthen leadership in the emerging MSU Consortium for Sexual and Gender Minority Health, which is housed in the School of Social Work. The 9-month academic year position begins on August 16, 2020.

We seek candidates with established expertise in investigating issues such as mental health, physical conditions, health disparities, social determinants of health, and health care service among sexual and general minority (SGM) people and communities.  Successful candidates will help lead a group of nationally known scholars of SGM health and medicine to promote change in policy, programming, and practice for SGM communities.

Review of applications will begin on February 7, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Hui Liu (Search Committee Chair) at  .

Please see details at: https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/502630/associate-professortenure-system

Run Date: 1/14/2020 - 2/7/2020
Date Posted: 1/14/2020

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: Nazareth College of Rochester
Department: Sociology oand Anthropology (STS)
Job Description: The Sociology & Anthropology Department of Nazareth College of Rochester, New York, invites applications for a tenure-track at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2020. The department seeks candidates committed to teaching excellence at a comprehensive institution that supports both liberal arts curricula and professional programs. Applicants who will contribute to the college's commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment are encouraged to apply.

The College is currently developing a new interdisciplinary Institute for Technology, AI, and Society. The ideal candidate will teach courses in the sociology program and also have an interest and expertise to help develop and teach courses associated with the new institute. We are particularly interested in candidates who focus on potential bias and other social and ethical concerns in the field of artificial intelligence, algorithmic decision-making, and machine learning technologies.

The ideal candidate will also have experience and/or be interested in teaching Introduction to Sociology and at least one of the following core classes in the sociology major--Research Methods, Social Theory, or Sociology Senior Seminar. Other areas of specialization are open.

A Ph.D. or ABD in Sociology is required.

Please apply on-line at https://jobs.naz.edu/postings/2385. Please submit a cover letter, CV with a list of references, evidence of teaching excellence, an example of scholarly work, and a statement of teaching philosophy. References and additional materials may be requested at later stages of the search.

Submitted materials should be sure to address academic experience and interests working with culturally diverse groups, and experience building a diverse and inclusive teaching and learning environment. This may be done throughout the required materials or in a separate diversity statement.

Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.

Nazareth College, an independent, comprehensive institution with 2,100 undergraduate and 800 graduate students, prepares its graduates to serve local and global communities through a wide range of liberal arts and professional programs. Nazareth seeks to hire faculty with a demonstrated commitment to excellent teaching, student success, and civic engagement, and an understanding of the educational benefits of ethnic and racial diversity in the campus community. The college is located minutes from downtown Rochester, New York, a city noted for its rich arts and cultural community and its international businesses and industry. Applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged. EOE

Run Date: 1/14/2020 - Until position is filled
Date Posted: 1/14/2020

Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Science in Society

Institution: Wesleyan Univarsity
Department: Science in Society
Contact Name: Anthony Hatch
Contact E-mail: 
Job Description:
 The Science in Society Program at Wesleyan University seeks to hire a one-year visiting assistant professor beginning in July 2020, with substantive research and teaching interests in social and cultural studies of contemporary science, medicine, and/or health, and expertise in relevant STS theories and methods. The position carries a 3/2 teaching load including two First Year Seminars offered to first year students. The Science in Society Program is in an interdisciplinary program offering an undergraduate major in the history, philosophy, and social studies of science, technology, and medicine, conjoined with course work in a science. Ph.D. or advanced graduate course work in Science and Technology Studies, SociPosition Title: Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology

ology, Anthropology, relevant area studies, or other relevant academic discipline is required; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment.

Applications received after February 15, 2020 may not receive full consideration. Please contact Anthony Hatch, Chair of the Science in Society Program ( ), with any questions regarding the position or application process. Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly and has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body. Wesleyan does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discriminatory policies should be directed to Alison Williams, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion/Title IX Officer ( ).

Please submit electronical copies of the following documents: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, sample syllabi, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/7188.

Run Date: 2/1/2020 - 2/15/2020
Date Posted: 1/8/2020

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: Central Connecticut State University
Department: Sociology
Contact Name: Heather Rodriguez
Contact E-mail: 
Job Description: The Department of Sociology seeks a sociologist with demonstrated teaching excellence and a commitment to scholarship for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position, beginning in August 2020. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Sociology and the Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies (WGGS) interdisciplinary program, and contribute actively and effectively to student growth, service, and scholarship. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.

Required Qualifications: Ph. D. in Sociology is required at the time of appointment with a teaching and research focus in LGBT issues and Sexualities. Demonstrated teaching excellence Demonstrated commitment to serving a culturally diverse student body Commitment to scholarship

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls 11,880 students. This includes 7,605 full-time undergraduates, 1,949 part-time undergraduates, 648 full-time graduate students, and 1,678 part-time graduate students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-three percent of the students are from Connecticut. An increasingly residential campus, 64 percent of Central’s first-year students live on campus; 24 percent of all undergraduates live on campus. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit www.ccsu.edu.

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of some 70,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas in the region. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Known as “Little Poland,” 17 percent of its population are of Polish background. It is the home of three Polish language newspapers and one television station, and annually hosts the Little Poland Festival. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rican, Italian, and Irish backgrounds. Currently, 37 percent of its population are Hispanic; 11 percent are African American; 25 percent live below the poverty line. In addition to all that Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Mass., two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by March 9, 2020. To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button and electronically submit the following:

1. Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position

2. Current curriculum vitae including the names, addresses, telephone numbers of three current professional references

3. Three professional references with names, addresses, and telephone numbers

4. Evidence of teaching ability may include: sample syllabi and assignments, student evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy that specifically addresses teaching students with diverse needs and backgrounds;

5. Writing sample and/or recent publications

6. Up to three letters of recommendation from professional references (*required in addition to professional reference contact information)

Note: When uploading in the additional materials section, please scan as one document all copies of samples syllabi and assignments, student evaluations , statement of teaching philosophy, recommendation letters, writing samples and/or recent publications.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and prescription plans, a multi- plan retirement, retirement health care , deferred compensation, Dependent Care Assistant and Med Flex spending accounts, supplemental benefits such as long term, short term disability, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western). Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted. For information contact Search Chairs,  or .

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Run Date: 2/7/2020 - 3/9/2020
Date Posted: 2/7/2020

Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor

Institution: Augusta College, Rock Island, IL
Department: Sociology and Anthropology
Contact Name: Dr. Carrie Hough
Contact E-mail: 
Job Description:
 Sociology and Anthropology – Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for up to two Visiting Assistant Professor positions in Sociology beginning in August of the 2020-2021 academic year, with possible renewal up to a total of three years upon mutual agreement. Augustana College is a selective liberal arts and sciences college of 2,500 students, including 26 percent first generation college students, 23 percent Pell Grant students, 24 percent students of color, and 12 percent international students. Our beautifully wooded and largely residential campus is located in Rock Island, IL, a diverse Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities metropolitan area along the Mississippi River with 400,000 residents about three hours west of Chicago. Strengthening our diverse and inclusive community is central to the college’s mission and strategic plan. We seek applicants with an interest in fostering rigorous, inclusive, and high-impact learning environments for a diverse student body. Details about Augustana College, our expectations of the faculty, the selection process, and the Quad Cities all are available at Teaching at Augustana. Preference will be given to candidates who have earned a PhD in Sociology; ABD candidates will also be considered. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a dedication to excellence in teaching, a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and the value of a broadly educated person, and the ability to teach Introduction to Sociology and additional courses with in the candidate’s area of specialization. The ability to teach Social Statistics and/or Social Gerontology is also strongly preferred. All faculty are also expected to contribute to the first-year experience through a combination of teaching in the college’s first-year inquiry program and/or offering January-term courses aimed at first-year students.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Augustana College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Augustana College provides equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, and any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. A complete application will include: a cover letter indicating an interest in and understanding of teaching in a liberal arts setting, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a sample of scholarly writing. Questions should be directed to the chair of Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Dr. Carrie Hough, at . For more information and to apply, visit: https://augustana.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=118704

Run Date: 2/1/2020 - Until position is filled
Date Posted: 12/6/2019

Position Title: Full-time Lecturer

Institution: Indiana University
Department: Paul H. O'Niel School of Public and Environmental Affairs 
Contact Name: Dr. Thomas D. Stucky
Contact Email:
Job Description: The Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs (formerly known as SPEA) at the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis seeks to fill one full-time faculty position at the rank of lecturer (non-tenure track) beginning in August 2020. The ideal candidate will complement our existing strengths within our multidisciplinary public safety, criminal justice, and public affairs programs, and will have demonstrated expertise in one, or more of the following areas: emergency management, risk assessment, crisis management, homeland security, and/or public safety management. We are particularly interested in candidates with teaching and curriculum expertise in emergency preparedness, disasters, response and recovery, resilience, mitigation, and similar topics. The O’Neill School has strong interests in building on our strengths in these emerging fields of study.

All applicants must present evidence of high-quality instruction and curricular service. Candidates will be expected to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Experience delivering courses in traditional face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online formats is preferred, as is prior experience in academic program administration. The standard teaching load for lecturers in the school is 7 courses per year (4/3 course load on Fall/Spring semester schedule). Teaching load may be adjusted commensurate with curriculum-related service.

A Ph.D. in public management, public administration, policy analysis, emergency management, homeland security, economics, political science, criminology, sociology or similar, is strongly desired or a graduate (Masters) degree in an appropriate field (e.g., public management, public administration, policy analysis, emergency management, homeland security, economics, political science, criminology, or sociology) and a minimum of five years of directly related professional experience.

The O’Neill School, a multi-disciplinary professional school of Indiana University, is committed to excellence in research, teaching, and civic engagement. Among public affairs programs, O’Neill School programs are ranked highly by U.S. News and World Report. O’Neill IUPUI has approximately 125 public safety undergraduate majors, 400 criminal justice undergraduate majors, and 50 graduate students in the Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and Public Safety program. In addition, O’Neill IUPUI has approximately 300 undergraduate public affairs students and 300 graduate students in the NASPAA-accredited MPA and graduate certificate programs. O’Neill IUPUI also offers a fully online graduate certificate in Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Applications will be reviewed beginning February 15, 2020 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application outlining how your education, experience and qualifications match those of the position description, current CV, complete contact information, and the names of three references to:

, Executive Associate Dean, c/o Ranna Johnson

For more information see http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/9279

Run Date: 2/15/2020 - Until position is filled
Date Posted: 2/6/2020

Position Title: Term Assistant Professor - Community Engaged Sociology

Institution: George Mason University
Department: The Department of Sociology and Anthropology 
Contact Name: Professor Dae Young Kim
Contact Email:
Job Description: The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at George Mason University (soan.gmu.edu) is hiring a sociologist for a full-time (9-month) term position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 20, 2020. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Experience with community-engaged research and/or community engaged sociology is required. The successful candidate will be able to integrate community-based inquiry into course design, grow the internship program, especially at the undergraduate level, and strengthen community partnerships between the sociology program and community organizations. The teaching responsibility is 4 courses per semester (with the internship is among those courses).

Preferred Qualifications: We are interested in outstanding candidates with expertise doing community-engaged research. We conceive of community engagement broadly, to include a range of methods for conducting research and teaching in partnership with community organizations, typically including an applied element. Areas of specialization are open and may include specialization in social justice, environment and sustainability, migration, race, class and gender inequality, human rights, urban or rural poverty, globalization, criminal justice reform, educational inequality, school –to-prison pipeline, or social movements. The preferred candidate will have a PhD by the time of appointment and ideally will be able to teach in the graduate and undergraduate programs. Any questions should be directed to Chair of the Sociology Search Committee, Professor Dae Young Kim at . Review of applications will begin March 6, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F5617z at http://jobs.gmu.edu; complete and submit the online faculty application; and upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement addressing how the applicant’s training and/or experiences would contribute to a climate that values diversity (please attach as other); and the names and e-mail addresses of three persons whom we may contact for letters of reference. A Ph.D. in Sociology is required by the date of appointment.

Run Date: 3/6/2020 - Until position is filled
Date Posted: 1/16/2020