Assistant Professor, Framingham State University

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Sociology

Framingham State University

Framingham, Massachusetts, United States, 01701

About Framingham State University:

Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located just 20 miles west of Boston.

Framingham State University is committed to Inclusive Excellence through collaborative and sustainable partnerships with faculty, staff, students and the greater community. At FSU, we encourage a supportive, diverse and collaborative environment in which we learn from each other through informed and open communication, institutional practices and community engagement. FSU provides a culturally relevant education that includes a beautiful campus with 53 undergraduate and graduate programs, a highly personalized teaching environment, and unparalleled commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.

Framingham State University is honored to be recognized for the second year as a recipient of the INSIGHT into Diversity prestigious 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. The HEED award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion throughout their campuses.

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Job Description:

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Department of Sociology at Framingham State University invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor beginning September 2017. As an established sociology department with a growing criminology major, we seek a sociologist who specializes in crime with a focus on social inequalities, social justice, global perspectives and/or critical perspectives. Example areas include but are not limited to: race and the criminal justice system; crime, law and inequalities; and mass incarceration.

The ability to teach quantitative research methods is a necessity. As a department we are highly collegial, active on campus, and engaged as teachers and scholars. The ideal candidate is a teacher-scholar who is a good departmental citizen and has demonstrated a commitment to public higher education and principles of diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Located 20 miles west of Boston, the University is situated on a beautiful, 73 acre, traditional New England campus.

Application Instructions:

Please apply online by submitting a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and a teaching portfolio that includes courses taught, sample syllabi, and a summary of student evaluations. E-mail queries can be directed to Daisy Ball: Review of applications will begin October 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Framingham State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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PhD in Sociology, Criminology, or closely related field. Advanced ABDs will also be considered.

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