Assistant Professor, Southern Connecticut State University

Department: Sociology                         Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialization(s): Sociology/Medical Sociology      Search #17-009
Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:
The Sociology Department at Southern Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor in sociology. We are seeking a sociology generalist whose teaching and creative activity will add to the public interest strengths of the department. Preference may be given to those who will contribute to curriculum in research methods, social theory, or inequalities.

The successful applicant will be working with colleagues who are committed to social justice and diversity. Our students express a variety of sociological interests that complement our faculty expertise in criminology, urban sociology, and intersectional approaches to contemporary social problems. The department also serves popular concentrations, including Women’s Studies, Criminal Justice, and Social Science and Medicine. The successful candidate will participate in curricular development in health & wellness, social justice, and community, broadly defined

SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution, and we regard student success as our highest priority. The candidate must be committed to teaching within a vibrant public liberal arts and sciences environment, and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring and research with undergraduates. All faculty at SCSU share in academic advising and participate in department/university service. Nominal teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester.

Tenure-track faculty at SCSU are expected to conduct creative activity/research in their area of expertise. These activities include, but are not limited to, research leading to publication of books and/or articles in academic and professional journals, efforts to seek funding in support of research and teaching needs, and contributions to workshops and conferences.

Required Qualifications:
The candidate must have completed a Ph.D. in Sociology by the time of appointment. The candidate must show evidence of ability to teach university level courses and a strong potential for scholarly activity.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have experience teaching a range of courses in sociology, health & wellness, and social justice, and who have an established record of scholarship.

Application Process:
Please submit letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, a writing sample, teaching philosophy, official graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:
Department of Sociology
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515

In order for your application to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by ‑11/30/16. Position will remain open until filled.