Western Washington University, Assistant Professor of Sociology, expertise in Latina/o issues

Assistant Professor of Sociology

 The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level.  We seek to hire a specialist in Latina/Latino issues who will teach undergraduate courses within the department’s existing curriculum and develop new courses in their areas of expertise. The successful candidate will join our faculty in September 2017.  Applicants must be committed to teaching undergraduate courses in their Latina/o area(s) of expertise (for example, in border issues, transnational families, public health, labor markets, law, or politics) and able to teach one or more of the department’s three core courses in theory, statistics, or methods.  Our department maintains a significant international focus and supports several faculty-led study abroad programs.  Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to undergraduate instruction, including collaborative research with undergraduates.  We are looking for evidence of an active program of research/scholarship, and seek applicants who are familiar with and sensitive to cultural diversity concerns.

Western Washington University is located in Bellingham, Washington (approximate population 80,000) located 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia, and 90 miles north of Seattle.  Latino/as are one of the fastest growing populations in Washington State.  Approximately 15,000 students attend the University; about 94% of these students are undergraduates; students of color represent 25% of the campus population.  For more information about our department, please visit our website: http://www.wwu.edu/depts/soc/. For more information about WWU, please see http://www.wwu.edu/.   To view the full position announcement, and to apply, please visit https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPostingsBrowse.aspx?CatID=85. Review of applications begins November 1, 2016; position is open until filled. Applicants should have the Ph.D. by September 16, 2017.

WWU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, Vietnam-era veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply.  All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU.  A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.  For disability accommodation, call 360.650.3774.

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