Instructor of Sociology, Oakland University

Oakland University. The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice invites applications for a full-time Special Instructor of Sociology position with the possibility of job security. The position will begin Fall 2017. We seek candidates with potential teaching experience and expertise in social science methods and statistics. The search is open with regard to other areas of specialization. Applicants must demonstrate potential teaching effectiveness and have a commitment to service. A Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field is required at the time of appointment. The teaching load is competitive for this teaching-focused position. The hired Special Instructor will regularly teach Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Methods of Social Research, Social Statistics with Computer Applications, in addition to courses in their area of sociology and/or criminal justice specialization. Salary and benefits are competitive. Selected applicants will be brought on campus for an interview and teaching demonstration. Oakland University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we strongly encourage applications from minority candidates. Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice is a dynamic and collegial department in the College of Arts and Science. Our faculty embrace both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and have solid yet diverse theoretical orientations. Located near many cultural and recreational resources in suburban Detroit, Oakland University ( is a state university enrolling 20,500 students. OU is an educational partner of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. To apply, candidates must provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness (may include teaching evaluations and sample syllabi for existing or future courses), and a document listing the names and contact information for three references to the online system located at Review of applications will begin December 5, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Heidi Lyons,