Utah State University: Assistant or Associate Professor of Sociology of the Environment and Natural Resources

Utah State University, Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Sociology of the Environment and Natural Resources

The Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track position in Sociology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  The appointment is expected to begin in August 2019.

Position: We seek a candidate with strong theoretical and empirical skills whose research and teaching interests and expertise focus on the sociology of the environment and natural resources. The incumbent candidate will address environment and natural resource issues in ways that will complement current faculty expertise in our Environment & Community specialization area, and also contribute to at least one of our other areas of specialization (Social Inequality & Demography). The incumbent candidate will be expected to teach either undergraduate social theory and/or social statistics as well as undergraduate and graduate courses linked to their areas of expertise and to departmental needs.

Minimum Qualifications Assistant or Associate Professor Ranks:

1) A PhD in Sociology, Rural Sociology, or a functional equivalent as of the employment date
2) Demonstrated accomplishment and/or clear potential for success in undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and extramural funding.

Preferred Qualifications Assistant or Associate Professor Ranks:

1) Evidence of a program of research conducive to external funding is required, with documented grant-writing experience desired.
2) A future research agenda including elements of regional relevance is desirable. The balance among teaching, research, and service will be consistent with a faculty role in an Extensive Carnegie Doctoral Research University.

Additional Minimum Qualifications for Associate Professor Rank

1) Established record of excellence in teaching and mentoring in Sociology
2) Established record of effectiveness in research and service related to Sociology of the Environment and Natural Resources
3) Record of successful grant writing

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits.

Academic Setting: Since its founding in 1888, Utah State University has evolved from a small-town college tucked away in the Northern Utah mountains to a thriving research university respected around the world. Students can choose from an array of academic and social opportunities at a university known throughout the world for its intellectual and technological leadership.

The setting. USU is just minutes from two mountain ranges and within a half-day’s drive of six national parks, including Yellowstone and Arches. It provides big-school opportunities with a small-school feel, and all for a great value. USU is the #5 public university in the nation in “National Universities Rankings 2017” by Washington Monthly (2017).

Applications should be submitted through the online application link: http://jobs.usu.edu. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. 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, 6) evidence of teaching performance and/or teaching philosophy, and 7) a diversity statement on how you approach difference and diversity in your work. Send questions to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Courtney Flint at courtney.flint@usu.edu.

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