Western New Mexico University: Assistant Professor, Sociology

The Department of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies seeks applications for a tenure-track (9 month) teaching scholar in sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2017.   This position is part of a rich interdisciplinary department that supports a BA and BS in Sociology.  Candidates must be able to teach both introductory courses and upper division courses, in particular Social Psychology.  Other areas of interest are open.  Special consideration will be given to those who can support the Environmental Sustainability degree (with courses such as rural sociology, environmental sociology, sociology of food), Social Science major, Native American Studies minor, or LatinX minor.  A Ph.D. in Sociology or closely related or interdisciplinary field and a demonstrated ability to teach Sociology and mentor students are required.  Candidates that are ABD will be considered with the expectation that the degree will be completed by August 2017.

The Department of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies has a diverse faculty and student population.  Successful candidates should be most interested in teaching in a diverse setting and maintain a modest yet rigorous research agenda.

Western New Mexico University serves a diverse multicultural population of more than 3,500 students including non-traditional students.  WNMU’s mission emphasizes a commitment to diversity, regional service, and exemplary teaching.

Required documents:

Cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, writing sample, unofficial transcripts, and names and contact information of three references

Position Closes:  February 3, 2017

Apply here: https://wnmu.hiretouch.com

Direct questions to:  Emma G. Bailey, PhD      575-538-5478    emma.bailey@wnmu.edu

Western New Mexico University is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. WNMU does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: Director of Human Resources, Western New Mexico University, PO Box 680, Silver City, NM 88062. WNMU is an equal opportunity employer.



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