Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Sociology position at Florida Atlantic University

The Department of Sociology at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for an appointment at the rank of assistant professor (beginning or advanced) or associate professor. The successful candidate will have a strong research agenda that complements our department’s commitment to critical sociology and broad sociological thinking.   We will consider applicants whose current research is in any field(s) but will prioritize those whose research and/or teaching is connected to the sociology of the environment, technology, aging, life course, health (physical, mental) and/or healthcare.   We encourage applications from those who have the ability to successfully seek external grant support, whether as an individual or collaboratively.

The successful candidate will be or demonstrate the ability to become an excellent classroom professor.   S/he will have the background and interests necessary to develop a repertoire of diverse courses at the graduate (MA) and undergraduate (BA) level.

Newly-hired faculty will receive a startup package of funding to support research during their early years at FAU as well as a reduced teaching assignment during their first year.

Rank is contingent upon experience.   Years towards tenure can be negotiated for an advanced assistant professor, as can tenure in the case of an associate professor.   We will consider applications from those who are ABD but, in order to be appointed at the rank of assistant professor, the Ph.D. must be completed before employment begins.

The Department of Sociology is a small, collegial department composed of faculty with diverse interests in teaching and research but united by a common commitment to a critical sociological perspective.   The Department of Sociology is part of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, a college that values interdisciplinary work and offers a range of certificates and degrees in areas such Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies; Jewish Studies; Latin American Studies; Peace Studies.   We would welcome applicants who could contribute to undergraduate certificates as well as to the MA degree in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Florida Atlantic University is a rapidly-growing multi-campus university that enrolls more than 30,000 students and is part of the State University System of Florida. It is the most ethnically and racially diverse public university in Florida.   It has recently been designated a Hispanic-serving institution. The institution is committed to a diverse faculty, and we welcome applications from members of categories that are often under-represented in higher education.  The Boca Raton campus is the main campus, located in an oceanfront city mid-way between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale and about an hour’s drive to Miami.

For more information on the department, go to http://www.fau.edu/sociology/about.php.

All applications must be submitted on-line. Applicants must complete the Faculty, Administrative, Managerial & Professional Position Application through the Office of Human Resources. Go to https://jobs.fau.edu and apply for the currently posted position (#990054).

At least three letters of reference should be submitted directly to the department either by email (preferred, sociology@fau.edu) or electronic access to a university or other reference repository or via post (Search Committee, Department of Sociology, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431)     Please be sure that your c.v. indicates from whom you will be requesting letters of reference.

Additionally, a completed application requires the following submitted to the jobs.fau.edu website: a letter of application; a curriculum vita; copy of an official transcript which should be scanned into electronic format and uploaded.   Note:   degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts); be sure to submit this validation as part of the file containing a copy of your official transcript.

Applicants should also submit a file that contains at least one example of their research/scholarship and a file that documents the extent and quality of their teaching (e.g., a teaching portfolio) to the jobs.fau.edu site. Whether in the letter of application or in the teaching statement/portfolio, please discuss your teaching interests and the classes that you could teach in or develop for our BA curriculum.   If the number of files that you wish to submit exceeds the number of files that can up uploaded to FAU’s job site, you may send additional files to us at sociology@fau.edu.   We prefer that you include everything in the files that are uploaded to https://jobs.fau.edu.

We will begin reviewing applications on December 1 and will continue until the position is filled or closed.

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. FAU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561 297-3057. 711.

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