The Department of Sociology at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank, to begin in August 2020. The ideal candidate will be a broadly trained sociologist who can contribute to the research and teaching of the department and reinforce our expanding quantitative and urban sociology emphasis areas. Areas of scholarly research and teaching might include but are not limited to, introductory sociology and social theory, quantitative social science research and methods, urban sociology, GIS, and demography. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology at the time of appointment.
Responsibilities include establishing and maintaining a rigorous problem-focused, community-based, grant-funded research agenda, teaching two to three courses per semester (depending on research productivity), supervising undergraduate student research, and participating in departmental and faculty governance. The position is an academic (9- month), tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UMSL's Sociology Department
In 2019 the UMSL Sociology Department launched a redesigned undergraduate curriculum that links a broad, community-based, sociological education with focused training is one of four emphasis areas: urban sociology, health and aging, gender and families, and military sociology. The department is home to four full-time faculty members, over 160 students (BA, BS, certificates, and minors), and it houses the university's interdisciplinary programs in gender studies, gerontology, urban studies, and veterans studies.
The University of Missouri-St. Louis
Established in 1963 in suburban St. Louis, UMSL is the largest public university in eastern Missouri with a current enrollment of over 15,000 in day and evening sessions. This metropolitan research and teaching institution is consistently recognized for its strong programs across disciplines, and it is considered a primary driver of the St. Louis economy, providing industries with educated and capable employees and leaders. UMSL is committed to meeting the diverse needs in the state's largest metropolitan community and, accordingly, is educating traditional and nontraditional students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs so they are prepared to be leaders in health professions; liberal and fine arts; science and technology; and in metropolitan and international affairs such as business, education and public policy. UMSL is a leader in partnerships with key institutions in the St. Louis Region. Alliances and programs have resulted from collaborations with the Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis Science Center, Danforth Plant Science Center, and many others.
UMSL is one of four institutions in the University of Missouri land-grant system and is classified as RU-H (high research activity) and as a Community Engaged Campus by Carnegie rankings. Both the campus and the College of Arts and Science are committed to an inclusive campus community that values and respects all its members and achieves educational excellence through diversity. We encourage applications from individuals from diverse and minority backgrounds, including individuals with disabilities and veterans. For further information about UMSL, please see http://www.umsl.edu/proud/index.html .
The Search Process
Applicants must apply online at www.umsl.jobs and submit a cover letter outlining qualifications and interests, and a CV, Applicants also should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Dr. Larry Irons, Sociology Dept., 574 Clark Hall, One University Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63121. Review of applications will begin on December 15th and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 2020. Inquiries and nominations, and letters of recommendation can be sent to Dr. Irons at firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of Missouri?St. Louis (UMSL, commonly pronounced ""uhm-suhl"") is one of four universities in the University of Missouri System. Established in 1963, it is the newest university in the UM System, it is the largest university by enrollment in the St. Louis area with 16,809 students. UMSL's campus is located on the former grounds of the Bellerive Country Club in Saint Louis County, Missouri, United States, within the municipalities of Bellerive, Bel-Nor and Normandy. Additional facilities are located at the former site of Marillac College. UMSL is proud of its motivated, active student body, which consists of over 13,000 undergraduates and 3,500 graduate and professional degree seeing students. UMSL is home to 1,447 faculty members who deliver 54 bachelor's degree programs, 37 master's degree programs, 15 doctoral degree programs and the only professional degree in optometry in Missouri. UMSL provides 24 graduate certificate programs and two education specialist programs. Express Scripts, is the largest corporation in the country, has its headquarters located on a college campus. Express Scripts has 2,500 employees working on the UMSL campus.