The Sociology Department at the University of Memphis invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) position to begin August, 2017. This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track position. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related discipline no later than August 2017. The one year teaching load for this Visiting Assistant Professor is six courses (three courses per semester), with an expectation to mentor graduate students of diverse populations, and other department service as needed (e.g., department-level committee work). Areas of specialization are open, but the ability to teach core sociology courses in methods or social theory will be considered a plus.
Applications must be made on-line at https://workforum.memphis.edu/. Please upload a letter of application which includes teaching interests and research plans, a curriculum vita, publications or samples of written work, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three professional references. Screening will begin April 15, 2017 and may continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will join an exciting and growing department in a dynamic urban university. The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.