Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor Position at Utah State University

The Department of Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2016. We seek a candidate prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in sociological theory as well as other courses depending on the candidate’s interests and departmental needs. We also seek candidates whose research agenda addresses issues of social policy and health in ways that complement current faculty expertise in our three graduate specialization areas (Labor Markets & Social Policy, Environment & Community Sociology, and Demography). Preference will be given to applicants who contribute to two or more specialization areas.

Successful candidates must have a PhD in Sociology as of the employment date, and demonstrated accomplishment and/or clear potential for success in undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and extramural funding. Successful candidates should also provide evidence of research agendas and teaching interests that will add to the program’s capacity in one or more of our three areas of graduate specialization. Evidence of a program of research conducive to external funding is required, with documented grant-writing experience preferred. The balance among teaching, research, and service will be consistent with a faculty role in a Carnegie Doctoral Extensive research institution.

The Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology is housed within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Utah State University. The department serves approximately 150 undergraduate Sociology majors, supports both MS and PhD programs in Sociology, and provides service courses to students throughout the broader university community.

Utah State University is a land-grant university founded in 1888. The university is a Carnegie Doctoral Extensive research institution with approximately 29,000 students (26,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) from all 50 states and 80 foreign countries. The USU campus is located in Logan, Utah, a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City with a population of over 1170,000. Please visit www.usu.edu for more information about the University, College, and Department.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must provide 1) a statement of interest that addresses the position criteria, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) names and contact information for three references, 4) a copy of the graduate transcript, 5) a sample of published or publishable work and 6) evidence of teaching performance and/or teaching philosophy. See https://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=695 for information and to apply online. Utah State is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is prohibited by USU policy. USU offers competitive salaries and outstanding medical, retirement and professional benefits (http://www.usu.edu/hr/).

Questions regarding the position or search procedures should be directed to Dr. Christy Glass, Search Committee Chair, (435) 797-1258, christy.glass@usu.edu.

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