Pacific Lutheran University: FT Visiting Assistant Professor (2 years)

Pacific Lutheran University.  The Department of Sociology at Pacific Lutheran University seeks candidates for a full-time visiting position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a two-year appointment beginning in 2017-18 with a possible one-year extension. The successful candidate will be a generalist with primary specialization in deviance and experience teaching introduction to sociology.

The candidate will teach six courses per academic year. In 2017-18, the courses include  Introduction to Sociology (2 sections), Deviance, Special Topics, and other courses to be determined based on department needs and the successful candidate’s interests. Commitment to and record of effective teaching at the undergraduate level is required. Additional duties include academic advising. ABD candidates will be considered.

Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of about 3,300 students, including international students from two dozen countries. Located in a uniquely scenic region on the Pacific Rim, the university’s campus is 40 miles south of Seattle in suburban Tacoma, Washington. PLU’s academic program is an integration of the liberal arts and professional programs, and the university’s mission is to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care. PLU enjoys a healthy and progressive relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The university is committed to exploring, affirming, and enriching dignity and diversity in the campus community and endorses the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action. PLU actively seeks applications from women and persons of color.

To apply, please submit your application including cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests online at http://employment.plu.edu. Three confidential letters of reference will also be requested by PLU upon application. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.

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