Assistant Professor, Missouri State University

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri invites applications for an assistant professor tenure-track position in the sociology program beginning August, 2018. We seek candidates with scholarly and teaching interests in social justice and/or inequality from race, gender and class dimensions. The sociology program focuses on public sociology and community-engaged teaching and research. The program seeks candidates whose teaching encourages students to apply their sociological knowledge to public affairs and community programs, and whose research interests hold the potential to engage public agencies, organizations, and communities. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in sociology by time of appointment, college teaching experience, a demonstrated ability to conduct academic research, and a commitment to public sociology. Scholarly activity and publication are required for tenure and promotion.

The University is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment; the ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. All professors must be willing to teach general education, introductory sociology courses.

Apply on-line at attaching a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity employer and institution.