The Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek candidates with strong teaching and research skills that complement our undergraduate curriculum and current faculty expertise. Successful candidates will contribute to our program through excellent undergraduate instruction and undergraduate and graduate student advising.
The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their teaching, mentoring and advising, will contribute to the diversity, inclusion and retention priorities of the department and university.
Position: This is a nine-month appointment with USU’s Sociology program beginning August 2020. The position has a role assignment of 75% teaching and advising, 15% research and 10% service. Instruction is delivered by a variety of methods (e.g., face-to-face, interactive video broadcast and online) to students at the Logan campus, several regional campuses and online.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) teach required undergraduate courses, including social theory; (2) teach courses in at least one of four areas of our undergraduate curriculum (Crime & Deviance, Social Inequality, People, Place & Change and/or Social Health & Well-Being); (3) advise undergraduate and graduate students; (4) contribute to scholarship in teaching and/or one of three graduate specialty areas (Demography, Environmental & Community Sociology or Social Inequality);and (5) provide service to the department, university and profession.
Required Minimum Qualifications: (1) A PhD in Sociology or closely related field; (2) demonstrated accomplishments in undergraduate teaching; (3) teaching experience in face-to-face and online formats; and (4) the ability to contribute to the diversity, inclusion and retention priorities of the department and university.
Preferred Qualifications: (1) A record of successful student advising and mentoring; (2) experience in undergraduate curriculum development; (3) experience in undergraduate program development; (4) experience with interactive video broadcast (IVC) and/or hybrid formats; and (5) demonstrated commitment to recruitment and retaining underrepresented students.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits.
Applicants must provide (1) a statement of interest that addresses the position criteria; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a teaching philosophy; (4) syllabi and course evaluations for three recent courses; (5) names and contact information for three references. To apply, go to https://careers usu.icims.com/jobs/1703/assistantprofessor%2c-sociology/job. Review of applications will begin on September 13 and continue until the position is filled. Please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Christy Glass (firstname.lastname@example.org), with questions about the position. Utah State University is a land-grant university and a Carnegie Doctoral Extensive research institution with approximately 29,000 students from all 50 states and 80 foreign countries. To learn more about the diversity of our students, please visit USU’s Inclusion Center website at https://inclusion.usu.edu/. The USU main campus is located in Logan, Utah, a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Sociology Program is housed within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The department serves approximately 150 undergraduate majors, supports both MS and PhD programs in Sociology, and provides face-to-face, online and broadcast instruction to students on the Logan campus as well as several statewide campuses. Please visit www.sociology.usu.edu for more information.