Job Opportunities

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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: Chair of Justice Studies

Institution: San Jose State University
Department: The Department of Justice Studies
Contact Name: Claudio Vera Sanchez
Contact E-mail: 
Job Description:
 The Department of Justice Studies (JS) at San José State University (SJSU) seeks a dynamic scholar and leader at the rank of full professor, with the skills and experience necessary to provide the academic and administrative leadership for advancing the Department’s interdisciplinary teaching, research, and community leadership agendas. We seek a teacher and scholar who specializes broadly in crime, law, and social justice and whose research and teaching would complement the JS Department's five disciplinary pillars: Criminology, Criminal Justice Studies, Forensic Science, Legal Studies, and Human Rights. A demonstrated commitment to academic leadership, interdisciplinary collaboration, program development, diversity, and student success is highly desired. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong background in program development, as well as the necessary skills and experience to serve as department Chair. The Chair of Justice Studies is the Department’s chief academic and administrative officer, who reports to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) and works closely with college and campus Chairs and Directors. Starting date is August 13, 2020.

The Justice Studies department is one of the largest programs in CHHS—one of the seven colleges on the SJSU campus, with approximately 1,100 majors. The JS Chair is primarily responsible for leading a multidisciplinary department that awards a BS in Justice Studies, also with a Concentration in Criminology, a BS in Forensic Science, also with concentrations in Biology and Chemistry, as well as Minors in Human Rights, Legal Studies, and Forensic Science. At the graduate level, the Department offers a Master’s degree in Justice Studies and an online Master’s degree in Criminology-Concentration in Global Criminology. Drawing from a dynamic group of dedicated full-time faculty and an extensive network of highly qualified part-time faculty, the department benefits from a rich history in the Bay Area and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and student success.

Qualifications

  1. Doctoral degree in Criminology, Justice Studies, Law & Society, Legal Studies, or a related field.
  2. Demonstrated record of scholarship, teaching, and professional achievement, including leadership positions in professional associations, sufficient to merit a tenured appointment at the rank of Full Professor.
  3. Demonstrated leadership experience in higher education.
  4. Demonstrated ability to manage academic budgets and secure resources to maintain a healthy department. 
  5. Proven track record in acquisition and administration of external grants and donations.
  6. Demonstrated ability to lead strategic planning and innovatively implement projects and programs, including experience in program accreditation and assessment.
  7. Excellent communication skills and experience mentoring and developing junior faculty. 
  8. Demonstrated ability to respect shared faculty governance and to foster a collegial organizational climate within a multicultural and dynamic academic unit, working with highly diverse faculty, students, and staff.
  9. Demonstrated awareness of, and sensitivity to, the educational goals of a diverse student population as might have been gained through academic leadership, teaching, cross-cultural study, training, and other comparable experience.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will demonstrate the appropriate academic background, administrative skills, and leadership experience to serve as departmental Chair. The Chair operates in a highly collaborative faculty governance environment, and has the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Maintain high standards of performance for faculty, staff and students.
  2. Manage JS department budgets, enrollment, scheduling and facilities.
  3. Identify, recruit, evaluate and provide supervision for JS faculty and staff.
  4. Advance the Department’s curriculum, and maintain all program review practices for the Department.
  5. Lead the Department’s community outreach, student scholarship awards program, fundraising, and promotional efforts.
  6. Develop, promote and enforce Department policies as needed.
  7. Lead strategic planning, enrollment management, and comprehensive assessment reporting and accreditation efforts.
  8. Serve as chief public spokesperson and representative of the JS Department.
  9. Consistently address the needs of a student population of great diversity in age, cultural background, primary language, ability, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and academic preparation through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies, advisement, and respectful engagement.

Application Procedure 

For full consideration, candidates should submit the following:

  1. A cover letter stating their interest in the position;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. A statement of teaching philosophy, including strong evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  4. A summary of research agenda, scholarly accomplishments, and current projects;
  5. A detailed description of their vision for advancing the JS Department’s mission as it relates to student success and continued academic excellence at the local, national, and international level, including a statement of contributions to equity and inclusion;
  6. A list of at least five references with contact information.

Application materials should be submitted by January 15, 2020, to https://apply.interfolio.com/70526. (Confidential Letters of Recommendation will be required later). Inquiries may be directed to: Dr. Claudio Vera Sanchez - Interim Chair Department of Justice Studies San José State University One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0052 Email:   Phone: (408) 924-2980. Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

Run Date: 11/7/2019 - 1/15/2020
Date Posted: 11/7/2019

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: Professor - Justice Studies

Institution: San Jose State University
Department: Justice Studies
Contact Name: Shermyne Pueblos
Contact E-mail: 
Job Description:
 The Department of Justice Studies (JS) at San José State University (SJSU) seeks a dynamic scholar and leader at the rank of full professor, with the skills and experience necessary to provide the academic and administrative leadership for advancing the Department's interdisciplinary teaching, research, and community leadership agendas. We seek a teacher and scholar who specializes broadly in crime, law, and social justice and whose research and teaching would complement the JS Department's five disciplinary pillars: Criminology, Criminal Justice Studies, Forensic Science, Legal Studies, and Human Rights. A demonstrated commitment to academic leadership, interdisciplinary collaboration, program development, diversity, and student success is highly desired. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong background in program development, as well as the necessary skills and experience to serve as department Chair. The Chair of Justice Studies is the Department's chief academic and administrative officer, who reports to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) and works closely with college and campus Chairs and Directors. The Justice Studies department is one of the largest programs in CHHS—one of the seven colleges on the SJSU campus, with approximately 1,100 majors. The JS Chair is primarily responsible for leading a multidisciplinary department that awards a BS in Justice Studies, also with a Concentration in Criminology, a BS in Forensic Science, also with concentrations in Biology and Chemistry, as well as Minors in Human Rights, Legal Studies, and Forensic Science.

At the graduate level, the Department offers a Master's degree in Justice Studies and an online Master's degree in Criminology-Concentration in Global Criminology. Drawing from a dynamic group of dedicated full-time faculty and an extensive network of highly qualified part-time faculty, the department benefits from a rich history in the Bay Area and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and student success.

Qualifications:

1. Doctoral degree in Criminology, Justice Studies, Law & Society, Legal Studies, or a related field.

2. Demonstrated record of scholarship, teaching, and professional achievement, including leadership positions in professional associations, sufficient to merit a tenured appointment at the rank of Full Professor.

3. Demonstrated leadership experience in higher education.

4. Demonstrated ability to manage academic budgets and secure resources to maintain a healthy department.

5. Proven track record in acquisition and administration of external grants and donations.

6. Demonstrated ability to lead strategic planning and innovatively implement projects and programs, including experience in program accreditation and assessment.

7. Excellent communication skills and experience mentoring and developing junior faculty.

8. Demonstrated ability to respect shared faculty governance and to foster a collegial organizational climate within a multicultural and dynamic academic unit, working with highly diverse faculty, students, and staff.

9. Demonstrated awareness of, and sensitivity to, the educational goals of a diverse student population as might have been gained through academic leadership, teaching, cross-cultural study, training, and other comparable experience.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will demonstrate the appropriate academic background, administrative skills, and leadership experience to serve as departmental Chair. The Chair operates in a highly collaborative faculty governance environment, and has the following duties and responsibilities:

1. Maintain high standards of performance for faculty, staff and students.

2. Manage JS department budgets, enrollment, scheduling and facilities.

3. Identify, recruit, evaluate and provide supervision for JS faculty and staff.

4. Advance the Department's curriculum, and maintain all program review practices for the Department.

5. Lead the Department's community outreach, student scholarship awards program, fundraising, and promotional efforts.

6. Develop, promote and enforce Department policies as needed.

7. Lead strategic planning, enrollment management, and comprehensive assessment reporting and accreditation efforts.

8. Serve as chief public spokesperson and representative of the JS Department.

9. Consistently address the needs of a student population of great diversity in age, cultural background, primary language, ability, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and academic preparation through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies, advisement, and respectful engagement.

Salary Range commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 13, 2020

Eligibility:

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. For full consideration, candidates should submit the following:

1. A cover letter stating their interest in the position;

2. Curriculum vitae;

3. A statement of teaching philosophy, including strong evidence of teaching effectiveness;

4. A summary of research agenda, scholarly accomplishments, and current projects;

5. A detailed description of their vision for advancing the JS Department's mission as it relates to student success and continued academic excellence at the local, national, and international level, including a statement of contributions to equity and inclusion;

6. A list of at least five references with contact information.

Application materials should be submitted by January 15, 2020, to https://apply.interfolio.com/70526. (Confidential Letters of Recommendation will be required later). Inquiries may be directed to  z - Interim Chair Department of Justice Studies San José State University One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0052 Phone: (408) 924-2980

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence. San José State University enrolls over 35,700 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is currently ranked fifth nationally in increasing student upward mobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives. San José State University is California's oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley's public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the biggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system. San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. The latest San José State University Safety 101 Uniform Campus Crime and Security Report is available. You may request a copy of San José State University's annual safety report by contacting the University Police Department at (408) 924-2222 or by visiting the University Police Department website at (http://www.sjsu.edu/police.) PI114920249

Run Date: 12/6/2019 - 1/15/2020
Date Posted: 12/6/2019

Position Title: Department Head

Institution: Case Western Reserve University
Department: Sociology
Job Description:
 The Department of Sociology at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a two-year (one-year renewable) Postdoctoral Fellowship to support early-career scholars in developing research and teaching skills in the areas of demography and quantitative methods. Preference will be given to applicants with interest in age, aging, or life course. Additional substantive areas and specific areas of quantitative expertise are open. Applicants will be encouraged to pursue their own research agenda during the fellowship for a portion of their time as well as having the opportunity to teach one course per semester. This position provides formal mentorship and training in both research and teaching. Additional skill sets, such as developing grant proposals, can also be included in the mentorship plan.

In addition to an annual salary of $52,000, the fellowship provides office space, computer equipment, and an annual travel account. The application deadline is January 31, 2020. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is August 15, 2020. Prior to the start of the Fellowship, applicants must have completed the PhD in sociology or a closely related field such as demography, human development, or public health.

Applicants should submit a  letter of application, current CV, two samples of academic writing, three letters of reference (requested and submitted confidentially via Interfolio) and a brief (2-3 pages) proposal for research to be conducted during the postdoctoral period at http://apply.interfolio.com/72045.  Application deadline is January 31, 2020.  

Run Date: 1/8/2020 - 1/31/2020
Date Posted: 1/8/2020

Position Title: Assistant Professor in Family Studies

Institution: Virginia Tech
Department: Human Development and Family Science
Contact Name: Joyce A. Arditti
Contact E-mail:
Job Description:
 Virginia Tech invites applications for one full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Family Studies in the Department of Human Development and Family Science to start Fall, 2020 at our main campus in Blacksburg, VA. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) or a related field, with a doctorate in HDFS preferred. We are especially looking for individuals with expertise in family policy and community interventions. The review of applications will begin on December 2, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. As a department, HDFS conducts translational research that values social justice and highlights disparities and injustice as they pertain to families across the lifespan. HDFS faculty and Family Studies in particular are concerned with systemic inequities that affect individual and family well-being in diverse community contexts. Faculty research has focused on domains such as families and health, violence, and immigration and criminal justice, with intersections among gender, race, class, sexuality, regionality, nationality, ability/disability, and the like. We are seeking a scholar who has a research agenda that contributes to community engagement and outreach and advances policy analysis at the local, state, and federal levels. The ideal candidate for this position will maintain a program of research excellence, will be successful securing extramural funding, and will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate programs. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated expertise in utilizing policy relevant methodologies that are theoretically grounded and integrate a variety of analytic approaches (e.g. quantitative, qualitative, and or mixed methods).

Responsibilities Include the Following:

• Maintain a program of externally funded research and scholarly publications

• Advise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including directing master’s theses and doctoral dissertations

• Teach graduate and undergraduate family courses; standard teaching load is two courses per each of the two semesters of the academic year

• Serve on departmental, college, and university committees

• Occasional travel to attend professional conferences

The Department of Human Development and Family Science seeks to be an inclusive community. We recognize that diversity enlivens the exchange of ideas, broadens scholarship, and contributes to just engagement in all the world’s communities. The department is committed to advancing diversity among our faculty and student bodies, as well as all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. About the Department of Human Development and Family Science (http://www.hdfs.vt.edu) The Department of Human Development and Family Science, in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has programs that cover the human life cycle.

Currently there are approximately 700 undergraduate and 50 graduate HDFS students on the Blacksburg campus. There are 29 faculty, instructors, and research associates in the department. The department houses three centers on the Blacksburg campus: The Child Development Center for Learning and Research, Adult Day Services, and the Family Therapy Center. In the last 12 years, the Department of Human Development and Family Science has twice won the university's Exemplary Department Award. We also offer a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in the National Campus Region (NCR). About Virginia Tech (http://www.vt.edu/) Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8,000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries and is engaged in research globally. Virginia Tech was ranked No. 9 on a list of "The Top 25 Universities To Work For in 2014," by Glassdoor.com. To apply, go to http://listings.jobs.vt.edu and complete the on-line application. You will be asked to provide brief demographic information and to upload a cover letter describing qualifications and relevant experience in teaching and research and CV. Applicants are required to include contact information for three (3) references. A criminal conviction check is required prior to hiring. If you have specific questions, please contact Professor Joyce Arditti, Ph.D., Chairperson, Family Studies Search Committee, at 540-231-5758 or .

Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations for the application process should notify University ADA Services Voice: 540-231-4638, TTY: 540-231-7227, . Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law” (http://www.vt.edu/about/equal-opportunity.html). For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office of Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Run Date: 12/2/2019 - 2/2/2020
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
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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, Sociology, 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: Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology

Institution: Augusta College, Rock Island, IL
Department: Sociology and Anthropology
Contact Name: Dr. Carrie Hough
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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: Term Assistant Professor - Community Engaged Sociology

Institution: George Mason University
Department: The Department of Sociology and Anthropology 
Contact Name: Professor Dae Young Kim
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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