Job Announcement: Visiting Assistant Professor Position at University of Illinois at Chicago

The Department of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking candidates for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 2016. We seek candidates who use statistical methods in their research and are able to contribute to the teaching of statistical methods at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The teaching load will be four courses; two graduate statistics courses (the second semester of a two-semester graduate statistics sequence; and an advanced statistical seminar for graduate students) and two sections of undergraduate statistics. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to engage with a vibrant and supportive environment for pursuing their research and publications, including assignment to a senior faculty mentor in the department.

Candidates should have a doctorate in sociology by the time of the appointment and clear evidence of excellent statistical training and a demonstrated ability to teach statistics at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Although undergraduate and advanced coursework may use other packages (e.g., SPSS, R, Mplus), competency in Stata is required for the graduate statistics sequence. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin immediately. For fullest consideration, applications must be submitted online by March 30, 2016. Applicants should go to https://jobs.uic.edu (position number 61295) and submit an on line application. The application must include the names and email addresses of 3 references, at least one of which should be able to speak to the candidate’s ability or potential for teaching advanced statistics courses, as well as a letter of application, statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, writing sample, a summary of available teaching evaluations, and sample of previously used or future planned statistics course syllabi and/or lecture materials. The teaching statement should especially focus on experience and philosophy for teaching statistics, as well as possible advanced topics the candidate might teach.

The Sociology Department at UIC is an energetic community of scholars committed to teaching, research, and using sociological expertise to engage with the world for the public good. UIC is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive University located in the heart of one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. It is a comprehensive public university with a diverse student body of more than 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Rachel Gordon, chair of the search committee at ragordon@uic.edu.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be conducted in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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