Clemson University: Three tenure-track assistant professor positions in sociology

Clemson University.  The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice invites applications for three tenure-track assistant professor positions beginning August 2018. Applicants should have a PhD in Sociology by the time of appointment. Specializations of interest for the first tenure-track line are social inequalities particularly across race, class, and gender with the ideal applicant’s research agenda applying an intersectional lens and thus touching on at least two of these areas. Specializations of interest for the second tenure-track line are social policy and health including (but not limited to) medical sociology, the social determinants of health, social psychology, mental illness, disabilities, addictions, and/or child and adolescent well-being. Specializations of interest for the third tenure-track line are criminology, deviance, juvenile delinquency, and/or urban sociology, with preference given to those whose research addresses three or more of these areas.

Interested individuals must demonstrate both an active research agenda and a track record of publishing their work in well-respected peer-reviewed outlets. Applicants should also exhibit a clear strategy for funding their research through external grants, with preference given to those with prior success in securing extramural funding.

Ideal candidates will also demonstrate a willingness and ability to teach across the discipline of Sociology in introductory, methods, and specialized topical courses. Applicants should highlight how they might contribute to the M.S. in Applied Sociology degree. The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice has a high standard of instruction and strong expectations for teaching excellence. All tenure-track faculty receive a 2/2 teaching load.

Clemson University is a Top 25, Carnegie Research 1 (R-1) public university and was recently awarded an NSF ADVANCE grant to foster gender equity and improve the status of women faculty. With significant ambitons to increase its profile nationally and internationally, Clemson University – and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice in particular – prioritizes the preparation of graduates for an increasingly global and diverse society, and in ways that value just outcomes. Towards this end, the department is building a culturally diverse and inclusive faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities able to bring fresh perspectives and scholarship to the campus and community.

Clemson University is a public land-grant institution with nearly 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students, located near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice is a member of the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences and is home to 18 faculty members across the three represented disciplines. Successful candidates will integrate and complement existing strengths in our program and contribute to the interdisciplinary focus of the department. For more information about Clemson University, please see http://www.clemson.edu or the departmental website https://www.clemson.edu/cbshs/departments/sociology/.

Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio: (1) a letter of application indicating the position the applicant is interested in, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) a research statement, (4) two representative publications, (5) a teaching philosophy, along with teaching evaluations for up to two classes, and (6) the names and email addresses of three references. Applicants for the social inequality position should submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/43097. Applicants for the social policy and health position should submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/42455. Applicants for the criminology and deviance position should submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/42387. Eligible applicants are encouraged to apply to multiple positions. Application review will begin on September 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

 

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