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Position Title: Lecturer 

Institution: Arizona State University

Department: School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Contact Name: Dr. Linda Kim

Contact E-mail:

Job Description: The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at ASU is presently rebuilding, including adding six new tenure-track faculty, four new lecturers and a new School Director in the last 18 months.  As part of bringing new energy to a successful program in Sociology and the minor in Anthropology, the School now seeks to hire a full-time, benefits-eligible Lecturer.   The successful candidate will deliver primarily in-person, lower and upper division courses in the Sociology major and minor, the Sociocultural Anthropology minor, and methods courses serving the social sciences degrees, which include Political Science, Social Justice & Human Rights, and interdisciplinary Social & Behavioral Sciences. This is a 9-month academic appointment. Subsequent annual renewal is possible, contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the School. Salary is competitive and dependent upon experience. Preference will be given to candidates whose areas of interest complement or extend one or more of the School’s traditional social emphases: social movements, im/migration, social justice, international development, and gender.   The School seeks candidates who demonstrate excellence in teaching and a commitment to building a more inclusive faculty. This is an opportunity to participate in a rapidly growing, socially conscious, innovative liberal arts program embedded in a major R1 research institution. ASU has a strong commitment to a racially diverse faculty and to admitting a student body reflective of contemporary America.   Within the School, the social sciences program transcends disciplinary and methodological boundaries and fosters work that engages with community and the world. The curriculum integrates complex understanding of contemporary critical issues; global, national and local awareness and engagement; and social justice perspectives. There is a strong and methodologically-diverse core that anchors all degrees. BA and BS degrees are offered in Sociology, Political Science, Interdisciplinary Social & Behavioral Science, a BA in Social Justice & Human Rights, a minor in Sociocultural Anthropology, and three certificates highlighting social sciences applications. Faculty contribute to MA degrees in Social Justice & Human Rights, Social Technologies, and Interdisciplinary Studies. More information about our school, program and faculty can be found at sciences-degree-programs.   Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must a) have a Ph.D. in Sociology, Anthropology, or closely-related interdisciplinary field by the time of appointment; and, b) a record of successful in-person teaching with in higher education.   Desired Qualifications: a) Experience of teaching introductory courses in sociology, anthropology, or a related inter-disciplinary field; b) the ability to teach contemporary theory and quantitative methods in the social sciences; c) the ability to teach Mexico-US Borderlands, sociology of murder, social problems, and/or social psychology; d) an ability to teach online classes; e) a demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first generation students; and, f) whose areas of interest complement or extend one or more of the School’s traditional social emphases: social movements, im/migration, social justice, international development, and gender. Application deadline: March 23, 2018; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.   Application procedure: Applications will only be accepted electronically via Academic Jobs Online:   Requested material will include:  1) a letter of application, 2) a current curriculum vitae with contact information, and, 3) the names and contact information for three references (references will not be contacted during initial review and will only be contacted after candidate notification).   Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.  See and the complete non-discrimination statement at:

Run Date: 02/24/18-03/24/18
Date Posted: 03/07/18

Position Title: Chair and Professor - Social Work

Institution: George Mason University

Address: Fairfax, Virginia 22030, United States

Job Description: Chair and Professor Department of Social Work The College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University (Mason) seeks an energetic and visionary leader to serve as the next Chair of the Department of Social Work. Mason, a Carnegie Research I institution, is the largest and most diverse public university in Virginia with more than 36,000 students from all 50 states and over 135 countries. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, Mason ispart of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, offering easy access to the cultural, scientific, and political resources of the nation's capital. Mason 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. This position will be filled by a tenured Professor with a 12-month appointment. The option exists for an endowed professorship (Elizabeth Enochs Endowed Chair) if the successful candidate has expertise in the welfare of Latin American children. Responsibilities: The Chair will provide visionary leadership for the department's academic, research, practice, and service mission, while managing fiscal resources. The Chair is also responsible for faculty recruitment, promoting mentorship of early and mid-career faculty, facilitating professional development of all faculty and staff, strengthening the undergraduate and graduate academic enterprise, and promoting the department to various constituent groups in keeping with the College and University's strategic initiatives. The Chair is expected to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills serving as a strong advocate for the department, while nurturing a culture of consensus and collaboration with a focus on transparent decision making. Required Qualifications: Candidates must have an M.S.W. degree from a C.S.W.E. accredited program and a Doctorate in Social Work or closely related discipline; significant post-MSW practice experience; thorough knowledge and understanding of CSWE accreditation; demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and mentoring student research; demonstrated academic leadership in a university setting; and a record of refereed publications in high impact journals and extramurally-funded research to merit tenure as a Full Professor. The Department of Social Work offers an accredited B.S.W. and M.S.W. with specializations in Social Change and in Clinical Practice, a unique dual M.S.W./M.S. in Conflict Resolution, and a graduate certificate in Gerontology, enrolling 195 undergraduate and 215 graduate students. The department includes 17 full-time faculty with diverse academic and professional backgrounds and various research interests. Please send inquiries or nominations to Dr. Robert M. Weiler, Search Committee Chair at . An offer of employment is contingent upon background verification. Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must apply for position number F8095Z using Applications must include: (1) cover letter describing the applicant's qualifications and interest in the position; (2) vision and leadership statement for a Department of Social Work in an R1 academic institution (other); (3) teaching philosophy statement; (4) research accomplishments; (5) statement of contributions to diversity in the field or in their last position (other); (6) curriculum vitae; and (7) contact information for three references. For each reference, include title, affiliation, mailing address, email address, and telephone number. Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2018 and continue, thereafter, until the position is filled. Only complete electronic applications submitted using will be reviewed. George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Apply Here: PI101296487

Run Date: 2/21/18-8/21/18

Date Posted: 2/22/18