Faculty Vacancies

Vacancy - Assistant Professor of Sociology

(Recruitment Number 1210917)

Washburn University’s Sociology & Anthropology Department invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Sociology. While the area of specialization is open, preference will be given to scholars with substantive interests in religion, public policy, or organizations. This position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment to begin August 2018. A completed Ph.D. is required for tenure-track appointment.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  (1) Ph.D. in Sociology; ABD applicants will be considered; (2) documentation of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level; (3) record of mentoring, involving, and/or supervising undergraduate students in research and scholarly activity; and, (4) an active research agenda.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (1) University-level teaching experience in religion, public policy, or organizations; (2) experience in developing research projects that involve undergraduate students; (3) an established publication record and ongoing research; and (4) demonstrate an ability to work collegially and cooperatively in a combined sociology and anthropology department.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  12-hour per semester teaching load (usually two lower-division general education courses and two upper-division courses), which may include Introduction to Sociology, Sociology of Religion, Organizations, and Writing for Sociology. In addition, the successful candidate will advise undergraduates; maintain a publication record through active research projects; mentor student research and scholarly activity; and perform department, university, and community service.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications begins December 1, 2017 and continues until the position is filled. Send a cover letter and application packet that includes a teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, evidence of teaching and mentoring excellence, copies of transcripts, and the name/address/phone/e-mail of three professional references to Ms. Tammy Schlingmann at tammy.schlingmann@washburn.edu (use “Sociology Search” in the subject line). Only electronic application materials will be accepted. Questions may be sent to Dr. Cheryl Childers, Sociology Search Committee Chair, at cheryl.childers@washburn.edu. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire and to submit official transcripts. Washburn University is an EOE. To enrich education through diversity, candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. http://www.washburn.edu.