Gonzaga University: Assistant Professor, Sociology and Criminology

The Department of Sociology and Criminology at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2023 (3/3 teaching load). This faculty member will contribute to the Solidarity and Social Justice (SOSJ) program, teaching introductory and capstone classes for SOSJ, and SOSJ electives that cross-list with sociology. We seek a colleague dedicated to social change activism, research, and teaching who demonstrates familiarity with and/or interest in engaging Ignatian spirituality, Catholic social teaching, and/or liberation theology. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach a course on social movements. The faculty member could also support the new Health Equity minor if research and teaching interests aligned. Applicants must describe their fit with Gonzaga’s mission and demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and an inclusive learning environment.

Required Qualifications

  • D. in Sociology, or a closely related field. ABD considered, with the expectation that the candidate will have degree in hand by July 15, 2023.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including the ability to effectively create inclusive learning environments with students from diverse and marginalized backgrounds and experiences.
  • Demonstrated active research agenda in social change activism.

Job Duties:

  • Teach three courses each semester, including introductory-level courses (SOSJ 101, SOCI 101) in areas of social justice and sociology, the SOSJ internship-based senior capstone course, and electives in the candidate’s areas of expertise. A minimum of four courses per year will be dedicated to the Solidarity and Social Justice program.
  • Engage in research, publication, and other scholarly activity appropriate to the candidate’s research agenda and areas of expertise.
  • Provide curricular and career advising and mentoring to the programs’ undergraduates.
  • Support the department, university, and discipline through service and other forms of academic citizenship.

 Application Procedure:

To apply, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. Applicants must complete an online application and electronically submit (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching portfolio, including a statement of teaching philosophy that includes evidence of responsiveness to the academic needs of students from diverse backgrounds and experiences, evidence of teaching excellence, sample course syllabus taught by candidate, (4) unofficial copies of graduate school transcripts, (5) research portfolio, including writing sample and statement of research interests, and (6)  the names and email address for three persons who will be writing letters of recommendation.  The position closes on September 15, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. U.S. PST. For assistance with your online application, please contact Human Resources at (509) 313-5996. Direct other inquiries to Dr. Andrea Bertotti Metoyer, Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology, bertottimetoyer@gonzaga.edu.

Gonzaga University sits adjacent to downtown Spokane, WA, along the Spokane River.  We exist on the historical lands of Salish speaking tribes in the Inland Northwest’s most metropolitan region.  Spokane is Washington’s second largest city and is home to a diverse array of neighborhoods and shopping districts, with many exciting food and beverage amenities.  We are a short drive from hiking, skiing, rafting, and climbing locations.

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.  

Colorado State University (Fort Collins): Research Associate III, Institute for Research in the Social Sciences

Posting Date 04/26/2022

Application Deadline 5/20/2022

Research Associate III

Salary Range – $55,000-70,000

Position located In Fort Collins, Colorado.

The Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRISS) is a core facility supported by the Vice President for Research and College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University which aims to connect and support social scientists with other researchers, as well as university, community, and industry partners. We develop and deliver services that enhance social science research capacity, help to improve grant competitiveness campus-wide, promote interdisciplinary research networking opportunities and provide and support research methods training in support of the University’s land grant mission.

The Research Associate III will work with project coordinator(s), Associate Directors, Directors and senior analysts to conduct social science research. This may include (1) Developing and administering surveys, (2) Facilitating or assisting with focus groups, (3) Conducting interviews, (4) Analyzing quantitative and/or qualitative data, and (5) Developing reports and/or presentations to deliver results to clients. Reporting to the Associate Director of Research, this role will be responsible for project management, coordination, and directing data collection for projects. In addition, the RA 3 will work with project coordinators, etc., to support completion of projects in a timely manner.

Critical to this position is managing programmatic aspects of grants and projects in accordance with the procedures, guidelines, and expectations required.

This position will play a formative role in IRISS’s development, in the execution of current research projects, and in the project management and coordination with government partnerships and engaging with key personnel as necessary.

The successful candidate will build strong and positive working relationships with staff, unit directors, researchers, campus faculty and administrators, as well as external community and business partners as required with each project and grant. Occasional travel and working non-standard hours are expected. The Research Associate III will support other organizational priorities, as defined by the Associate Director of Research and the Director of IRISS.

Diversity and Inclusion  Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance IRISS’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and to uphold the university’s Principles of Community.

Required Job Qualifications                 

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, or science field from an accredited university.
  • Minimum of 2 years of social science research experience and/or project management in a professional business or academic institution;
  • Must be self-motivated and possess ability to work in diverse settings with autonomy and decision-making authority.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social science research methods and best practices.
  • Excellent communication skills and strong background facilitating dialogue and collaboration and partnerships.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of university policies, administration, and operations required.
  • Knowledge of regulatory and fiscal policies and procedures related to research required.
  • Knowledge of human subjects research regulatory practices.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal, editing, and writing skills.
  • Experience supervising and managing student staff
  • Experience leading project teams

Essential Duties

The Research Associate III position is a professional position that performs essential duties as follows:

Job Duty Category          Project Management (70%):

Duty/Responsibility      

  1. Manage awarded grant and project activities and associated contract deliverables.
  2. Develop research and program evaluation plans.
  3. Develop and manage the writing and production of reports.
  4. Works with the Director and Associate Directors to develop and execute a strategic research program. This will include developing and implementing appropriate metrics and research, working on research and grant collaboration.
  5. Conducts a variety of tasks to keep projects on time and on budget. Oversees and creates fee-for-services scopes and budgets.
  6. Maintains regular communications with clients, project team members, and supervisors.

Job Duty Category          Administration and Supervision (30%):

Duty/Responsibility      

  1. Follows policies and procedures related to research quality and data management.
  2. Maintains files, records, and archives of all project materials
  3. Tracks time, project tasks, and budgets.
  4. Develop research training sessions for student research assistants
  5. Supervises and mentors graduate and undergraduate research assistants.
  6. Participates in weekly project coordination meetings.

To apply for this position, reference this Research Associate III position in your cover letter, and submit your qualifications on the Colorado State University Jobs site for the IRISS Research Associates Open Pool: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/90280

 

CSU Channel Islands: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Social Inequalities

New Position: Assistant Professor of Sociology (tenure track)

Area: Social Inequalities (Race, Class, Gender, or Intersectionality)

The Sociology Program at CSUCI invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position.  The Program seeks applicants who specialize in the quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods study of social inequalities, including race, class, gender, and their interaction. Candidates must be committed to joining a Program dedicated to systematic empirical inquiry and high-impact practices (service learning, undergraduate research, community engagement, etc.). View full application information at the University website: https://jobs.csuci.edu/en-us/listing/

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Sociology or ABD in Sociology with requirement that degree be in hand by the start of the Fall 2022 semester. The ideal candidate will have lived experiences related to various social inequalities, such as race, gender, class, or others, and their interactions. We value the teacher-scholar model for our faculty and seek a colleague equally committed to teaching, research, and service. Applicants should demonstrate a strong record (or evidence of promise) in each of those areas in their application materials. Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to work effectively with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian, and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students.

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience, experience of teaching with high-impact practices, research in the areas of Race and Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality, Social Inequalities.

Responsibilities: Teaching undergraduate courses on Race and Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality, Social Inequalities, as well as other core and elective Sociology classes consistent with Program needs, including our senior Capstone course, where faculty design and implement community-engaged research projects with students; maintaining an active role as a Teacher-Scholar with an active research agenda with publications; mentoring students, with focus on students pursuing program major and minor; participating in the planning, governance, and operation of the institution through service to the program, campus, community, and academic discipline(s); working in efficient and productive collaboration with all CSUCI personnel as appropriate to tasks at hand.

About the University: California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 as the newest campus in the California State University with 629 transfer students and welcomed its first freshman class in fall 2003. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities not only in the Cal State system but also in the nation. Indeed, in its 2021 edition of Best Colleges ranking, U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI 20th among “Top Public Schools”. Moreover, CSUCI was ranked 20th of over 1,449 schools in CollegeNET’s Social Mobility Index (2020) and the 15th “Most Transformative College” (2020) in the nation by Money Magazine.

CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. CSUCI is located in Ventura County and home to more than 6,900 undergraduate and 239 graduate students. We are proud to note that our campus is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 55% of our undergraduate students as Latinx, 25% as White, 2% as Black/African American, 5.5% as Asian/Asian American, and 4% are multiracial. In 2019, CSUCI attained the inaugural Seal of Excelencia, granted by the Washington, D.C.-based organization, Excelencia in Education, for facilitating the success of Latinx students. We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving CSUCI’s growing diverse student body.

CSUCI is taking steps to confront racism and advocate for justice and fairness for all people. We encourage applicants who are motivated to contribute and serve as colleagues to our tenure-track body that consists of 20.73% Latinx faculty, 2.44% Black/African American faculty, 8.54% Asian/Asian American faculty, and 62.2% White faculty.

Diversity Statement:

CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to enhance our diverse University population, welcoming people from all backgrounds, to sustain an environment in which all can thrive, create, work and learn.

CSUCI Mission Statement:

Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.

About the Program:

The Sociology Department at CSU Channel Islands is a vibrant and growing program seeking an energetic colleague to help us build a strong student-centered program – one that is both rigorous and developmental; that provides students with a foundation in systematic empirical inquiry and opportunities for research; that is committed to community engagement in and out of the classroom; and which equally serves students preparing for graduate programs and those seeking direct entry into a range of careers. We value the teacher-scholar model for our faculty.