|Position Title||Assistant Professor of Sociology|
|Department||Department Of Sociology|
The Department of Sociology at Xavier University of Louisiana invites applications for a tenure-track entry-level/early career Assistant Professor position with a research focus in Crime & Social Justice, or Health, Medicine & Society, to start in August 2023. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have a vision for involving undergraduate students in externally funded research projects, and success in community partnering or experience working in social or public policy. A Ph.D. in Sociology before August 2023 is required. Candidates who will contribute to the university’s mission and align with college curricula preparing students to advance social justice are desirable. The candidate should be prepared to teach a broad range of courses and to utilize quantitative methods to investigate causes, consequences, and/or policies associated with varied forms of social inequalities. The ideal candidate should demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research and be able to support HBCU students through advising and mentorship.
The successful candidate will teach four courses each semester which may include interdisciplinary courses in Xavier’s core curriculum, in the African American and Diaspora Studies program, and/or in the Women’s Studies program. Summer school teaching opportunities are available but not required for this position. The department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, minimizing barriers, and increasing equity and completion rates between members of different demographic groups.
Qualified candidates are invited to apply using Xavier’s online application site by logging in here. Please submit the following materials:
(1) a cover letter emphasizing qualifications for this position
(2) a comprehensive CV
(3) a statement of teaching philosophy
(4) syllabi corresponding to courses listed on CV (Instructor of Record only) (5) a research statement that outlines scholarship agenda
(6) transcripts (initially unofficial acceptable)
(7) contact information for at least three individuals who can provide confidential letters of recommendation.
Please contact search committee chair, Dr. Amy Bellone-Hite firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or questions. Xavier University of Louisiana is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The Department of Sociology is especially interested in exceptionally well qualified applicants who will contribute, through their research, teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Screening of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
|Number of Vacancies||1|
|Desired Start Date||08/01/2023|
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Quicklink for Posting||https://jobs.xula.edu/postings/2333|
About Xavier University of Louisiana
Founded in 1925 by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Xavier is the only Catholic Historically Black College and University (HBCU). Located in New Orleans, the ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service.