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Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: Northern Arizona University
Department: Sociology
Job Description:  The Department of Sociology at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a focus on culture, community, and public sociology. We are seeking applicants with a strong background in applied sociology and community engagement, as well as a commitment to social justice. Successful applicants will have active research agendas and experience conducting mixed-methods research. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach in the areas of culture and community. They should have an interest and demonstrated willingness to mentor undergraduate and graduate-level students and contribute to university service. Northern Arizona University serves large populations of Native American, Latinx, first generation, and international students. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment that is supportive of the unique populations of Northern Arizona University are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Sociology or related social science field completed by August 2021 with a focus in public sociology, culture, and community.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in applied sociology and community engagement, as well as a commitment to social justice.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with active research agendas.
  • We are open to the candidate’s methodology expertise; preference for experience in conducting mixed-methods research.
  • Success or potential for success in securing external funding for research.
  • Demonstrated success in teaching, or evidence of potential teaching effectiveness in culture and community.
  • Demonstrated willingness to mentor undergraduate and graduate-level students and contribute to university service.
  • Experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse populations.
  • Evidence of success working with underrepresented groups in an engaging, civil and respectful campus climate.
Annual Salary: Commensurate with academic qualifications and experience.
Additional Information: Workplace Culture NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence. Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.
General Information: Northern Arizona University has a student population of 22,870, including approximately 19,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online. Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees. Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40. The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment. For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage. Background Information Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus.
In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus and NAU-Fort Defiance as these campuses have on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff. Benefits This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page. Submission Deadline This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Initial review of applications will begin on February 26, 2021 with weekly reviews thereafter. How to Apply To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 605222, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.
Application must include:
(1) letter of interest including your relevant experience for the position;
(2) curriculum vitae;
(3) statement of teaching philosophy;
(4) copies of recent teaching evaluations; peer evaluations if available;
(5) research statement or any other evidence of research excellence;
(6) writing sample (e.g. recent publication or dissertation proposal/chapter); and
(7) names and contact information for three references.
Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents. If you need assistance completing your application, there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets. If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011. FLSA Status This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked. Equal Employment Opportunity Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply. Please see nau.jobs for full job descriptions and details on how to apply online! NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Date Posted: 2/10/2021
Run Date: 4/10/2021

Position Title: Assistant Professor - Race and Qualitative Methods

Institution: Syracuse University
Department: Sociology
Job Description: The Department of Sociology in the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin Fall 2021. We are seeking a scholar of race with preference given to applicants who specialize in African American/Black American/Black immigrant experiences and issues, and have an active research program that uses field-based qualitative research methods. The successful candidate for this position will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in qualitative research methods, with an emphasis on interviewing and ethnography, in addition to substantive courses on race and related topics. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to other strengths in the sociology department (please visit https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/soc/Faculty_Research_Areas/) as well as to Maxwell School-wide priorities. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related discipline and must show potential for success in scholarly achievement and productivity, as well as a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching. The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2021. For consideration, interested candidates must apply at www.sujobopps.com by completing a brief faculty application. Candidates must attach a letter of interest, vita, one publication or writing sample, a teaching statement, a research statement, and three letters of reference. Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Date Posted: 12/10/2020
Run Date: 2/10/2021

Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor - Emerging Technologies & the Future of Work & Workers

Institution: Syracuse University
Department: Sociology
Contact Name: Janet Coria
Contact E-mail: 
jmcoria@syr.edu
Job Description: The Department of Sociology in the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to begin Fall 2021. This recruitment is part of an ambitious Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative in the broad area of Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems, and the Human-Technology Frontier. As an integral part of this investment, Syracuse University will recruit multiple candidates for this cluster. Faculty hired into these positions will build on our existing strengths in the focus area and will participate in an organized research cluster that spans multiple departments in the Maxwell School and across Syracuse University. We seek a scholar with a strong background and research interest in the connections between emerging technologies (i.e. AI, autonomous systems, etc.) and the future of work/ workers. Research may emphasize workplace, labor market, or global labor impacts. We seek candidates who emphasize social justice, inequality, and diversity in their study of emerging technologies in relation to the future of work/workers. The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses such as Science, Technology & Society and Sociology of Work. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to other strengths in the Sociology Department (please visit https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/soc/Faculty_Research_Areas/) as well as to Maxwell School-wide priorities. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related discipline and must show success in scholarly achievement and productivity, as well as a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching. The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Faculty members will be affiliated with the Autonomous Systems Policy Institute (ASPI), which is housed in the Maxwell School and centers on interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching related to the design, policy, and social implications of autonomous systems. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2021. For consideration, interested candidates must apply at https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/85552 by completing a brief faculty application. Candidates must attach a letter of interest, vita, one publication or writing sample, a teaching statement, a research statement, and three letters of reference. Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Date Posted: 12/10/2020
Run Date: 2/10/2021

Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor, Social Work

Institution: Purdue University Northwest
Department: Behavioral Sciences
Job Description: Purdue University Northwest’s Department of Behavioral Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in Social Work, to be assigned to our Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited BA in Social Work program. The position is to begin in August 2021. Rank is dependent upon experience and qualifications. Candidates must be able to perform high quality teaching, scholarship and service, and they must demonstrate commitment to promoting diversity and social justice in their role as faculty member. Areas of specialization are open. Successful candidates will be able to teach introductory and other foundational social work courses.  

Guided by a liberal arts-based education and cohesive curriculum, the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work Program at Purdue University Northwest operates within the land-grant tradition of democracy, inclusiveness, and accessibility. All members of the Social Work Program and those served are valued and respected as we celebrate diversity in background, culture and frame of reference. With 70+ community partnerships, social work faculty and students are actively involved in making a real difference to promote social justice in Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland Area.  

Position Requirements

  • Earned PhD in Social Work or a closely related field (ABDs expected to earn a PhD by August 15, 2021 will also be considered.)  
  • MSW from a CSWE-accredited program  
  • Two years post-MSW practice experience  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Higher education teaching experience  
  • Program development and leadership experience  

How to Apply

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, and other required information at https://career8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=12170&company=purdueuniv. Also, have three letters of recommendation sent to Pamela Koltes at Pamela.Koltes@pnw.edu. In the cover letter, please describe: 1) your teaching philosophy, including your commitment to diversity and social justice, and give examples of teaching experiences designed to foster them; and 2) your two years’ post-MSW practice experience. Screening of applications will begin January 31, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. For questions about this position, please contact Dr. Megan J. Murphy, Search Committee Chair, at megan.murphy@pnw.edu.  

Purdue University offers an attractive salary and an excellent benefits package. Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.  

Date Posted: 12/16/2020
Run Date: 2/16/2021