The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications to fill a tenure-track appointment in Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning September 2020.
We seek candidates who are well-grounded in sociological theory. Preference will be given to applicants with an emphasis in one or more of our core areas of departmental strength – health and environment, urban-rural inequalities, urban sociology, work and inequality, and social movements. We seek candidates who will maintain active research programs, including actively seeking external funding; contribute to both graduate and undergraduate teaching; and provide service to the department and the profession. It is expected that this person will also help us build links to programs at the university. The ideal candidate’s scholarship and teaching should reflect an intersectional methodological and theoretical lens. Candidates are expected to teach in the department’s core curriculum, including Introduction to Sociology, Sociological Theory, as well as an array of Sociology elective courses in their area of specialization that contribute to the missions of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Initial teaching load is 3/3.
Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in sociology by the start of employment, and present evidence of excellence in teaching and research. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.
Professor Abbott is Chair of the search committee. Initial application deadline is December 1, 2019, but all applications will be considered until the position is filled. To apply, please upload a letter of interest, CV, research and teaching statements, names and contact information of three references.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) is the second largest college at Rowan University with seven departments, seven interdisciplinary programs, and seventeen majors. The College also has a number of established graduate programs, is in the process of developing more programs at the Master’s and Doctoral level, and houses a number of Centers and Institutes that serve both research and pedagogical functions. CHSS places a strong emphasis on exceptional teaching, research and service. Our mission is to empower, transform, and engage students and faculty, as well as the global communities in which we live. We actively support faculty research and strive to include faculty as full partners in governance within the College.
The Sociology and Anthropology Department is home to multiple programs: a B.A. in Sociology; a B.A. in Applied Sociology; a B.A. in Anthropology; a B.A. in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management; and a B.A. in Human Services.
Rowan University promotes a diverse community that begins with students, faculty, staff and administration who respect each other and value each other’s dignity. By identifying and removing barriers and fostering individual potential, Rowan will cultivate a community where all members can learn and grow. The Rowan University community is committed to a safe environment that encourages intellectual, academic, and social interaction and engagement across multiple intersections of identities. At Rowan University, creating and maintaining a caring community that embraces diversity in its broadest sense is among the highest priorities.
All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.
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