The Department of Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology at Utah State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment would begin in August 2018. This is a nine-month academic year appointment. We seek a candidate whose research and teaching interests and expertise are focused on the sociology of race and ethnicity. We seek candidates with strong theoretical and empirical skills whose research agenda addresses such issues in ways that will complement current faculty expertise in our Social Inequality specialization area, and who can also contribute to at least one of our other areas of specialization (Environmental & Community and Demography).
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses linked both to their areas of expertise and to departmental needs. Required courses include instruction of the undergraduate Social Inequality course and Sociology of Race and Ethnicity course. Additional courses may include a graduate level Qualitative Research methods course or undergraduate Social Statistics course.
Minimum Qualifications: 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. 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 the Logan, Utah metropolitan area (population approximately 130,000), in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Please visit www.usu.edu for more information about the University, College, and Department.
Applicants must provide 1) a statement of interest that addresses the position criteria, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) three letters of reference, 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. Click here for application instructions.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits.