Adams State University: Assistant Professor, Sociology, Criminology emphasis

Position Announcement
Position title: Assistant Professor of Sociology
Reports to: Dr. Colleen Schaffner, School Director
Department: School of Humanities and Social Sciences: Sociology
Position Number:
FTE: 1.0
Date: September 12, 2022
Position Number: FA9020
Position Summary: The School of Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Sociology position to begin Fall Semester, 2023. The position is seeking applicants with an interest in teaching courses for our Criminology Emphasis in the Sociology Department. The primary courses will
include Criminology, Criminal Justice, Juvenile Delinquency, and Women and Crime. Secondary courses include an ability to teach a broad array of Sociology courses when necessary.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are integral to the commitment of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Adams State University. We seek qualified candidates who can contribute to equity, diversity and inclusion through teaching, service, and scholarship. Adams State University is actively working to diversify its faculty and encourages applications from diverse candidates.

Mission of the Department of Sociology
The mission of the Department of Sociology is to provide a program that encourages our students to develop intellectually, professionally, and socially. We strive to provide a curriculum that is rigorous, relevant, and robust for the growing and changing needs of our community, nation, and global world. The faculty teach our students the research, interpretative and critical skills necessary to understand and
analyze social phenomena, as well as foster a lifelong commitment to be a responsive member in their community. We offer our students direct opportunities to apply sociological knowledge and skills through an internship at various agencies and/or non-profit organizations. Upon completion of a B.A. in Sociology, our students will leave our program with hands-on, marketable skills and experiences that
prepares them for a variety of career paths and/or graduate school.

Specific Job Duties (Essential Functions and Responsibilities)
● The teaching load will be four courses per semester (12 credit hours), teaching courses primarily related to the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice, with the expectation of teaching online courses as necessary.
● This position specifically exists to provide classroom or related instruction under the supervision of the Department Chair and is responsible for planning and providing student instruction in accordance with approved syllabi, curriculum guidelines, and required program standards.
● Assists in the development and implementation of the approved program curriculum and syllabi and participates in cooperative planning with colleagues.
● Assists, as appropriate, in program reviews and evaluation processes required by internal/external sources.
● Attend all regularly scheduled department, division, and university meetings/trainings, or as required by contract or Chair.
● Active participation in university, departmental, and community service activities as well as continuation and development of new scholarly and research interests.
● support of student organizations or activities.
Qualifications:
● A Ph.D. in Sociology is preferred, consideration will be given to advanced ABDs.
● Broad training in sociology. Preferred background in Criminology and Criminal Justice, with an ability to teach a wide variety of sociology classes when necessary.
● Special consideration will be given to candidates that would also be able to contribute to our new major in Pre-Law.
● Special consideration will be given to candidates that would also be able to teach quantitative research methods.
● A strong focus on teaching and experience teaching at the undergraduate level.
● Demonstrated ability or evidence of potential to both foster inclusive learning environments and infuse critical perspectives in their teaching is preferred.
● Relevant experience working with historically under-served and/or underrepresented populations, and first-generation college students.
● Demonstrated ability to adapt teaching strategies and techniques to different student abilities, learning styles, cultures, and ethnic groups.
● Evidence of valuing equity, treating cultural and linguistic diversity as assets, and sensitivity to and understanding of diverse students.
● Commitment to professional growth.
● Adams State University is committed to the development of online courses and programs. The online division of the university is Adams State Online. The university has a comprehensive Academic Instructional Technology Center committed to the support of faculty teaching online. Support includes training in the process of teaching online, instructional designers to support the development and designing of online courses and instructional tools to support video lectures, live classrooms and cloud-based storage for instructional training videos. Candidates for this position will be committed to the willingness to develop and teach online courses.
● Adams State University expects of its faculty members the ability to treat others with respect, civility, and courtesy and to work honestly, effectively, and collegially with employees, students, and the community. This includes the ability to use appropriate conflict management skills to effectively manage any disagreement that might arise or to bring the disagreement to management for assistance in productive resolution when the situation requires.
● Adams State University values an inclusive environment that facilitates collegial relationships, encourages mutual understanding among diverse individuals, and leads to addressing issues and differences in an atmosphere where all are valued and affirmed. We warmly invite applications from candidates who thrive in this environment of honesty, efficacy, and collaboration.
● Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies in a global environment.
The pay range for this position is $46,500 – $49,500, commensurate with experience and education. In addition to salary, Adams State University offers a competitive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. For detailed benefits information please visit https://www.adams.edu/hr/benefits/
Opportunities for supplemental contracts may be available.

Preference will be given to applications received by November 18, 2022.

Applications
Completed applications must include the following:
● A detailed letter of application addressing teaching interests/experience as well as professional interests and goals.
o We encourage applicants to discuss how their commitment to scholarly excellence is interwoven in their approaches to fostering inclusive approaches to service, teaching and mentoring, and affirming diverse perspectives and viewpoints.
● A curriculum vitae.
● Graduate transcripts (copies accepted). Official transcripts required upon hire.
● Teaching Portfolio (including course syllabi, student evaluations, and teaching statement).
● Diversity Statement
o Adams State University enjoys the distinction of being Colorado’s premier Hispanic
Serving institution (HSI). Considering this distinction, highlight for the committee
teaching at a small, Hispanic Serving Institution with a sizable population of first generation university students set in a rural environment aligns with their teaching
interests/experience and professional goals. What is your vision of a university that fully embraces justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion?
● Names, addresses (including e-mail), and telephone numbers of four references.

Contact Information
Electronic submissions are required and can be sent to Elaine Wenta, Administrative Assistant to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (evwenta@adams.edu). Any questions regarding the position can be directed towards Dr. Stephanie Hilwig, Department Chair and search committee chair (stephaniehilwig@adams.edu);

Disclosures:
In compliance with the Immigration Control Act of 1968 candidates for positions must provide proof of eligibility to work before an offer of employment can be made final.
Background Check Policy:
Adams State University performs background checks as a condition of employment for prospective employees and current employees seeking certain promotional opportunities. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of an acceptable background check. Applicants will be asked to provide personal data and sign a release form before the background check is conducted. Applicants who fail to
provide the data and consent form will not be considered for employment or promotion. Background checks include review of criminal records and sex offender registry background. Credit and driving record background may apply to certain positions.
Adams State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications are sought from all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, disability, and, as covered by law, veteran status.
In addition, University policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation including transgender status and gender expression, marital status, and parental status.
About Adams State:
Adams State University is dedicated to fostering Inclusive Excellence and especially encourages applications from women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other historically underrepresented populations. Given the university’s mission and
student body composition, the institution is committed to increasing the diversity of its professional staff and is actively seeking qualified applicants who have experiences, skills, and/or personal attributes that augment the perspectives of our current faculty and staff; we will give particular consideration to qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings or who possess varied language skills and have a record of successful experience in engaging diverse communities and student populations.
Additional information about the university and the academic mission may be found at www.adams.edu/academics/

About Adams State University – Alamosa, Colorado
Adams State University is a state-supported regional comprehensive university in Alamosa, Colorado, United States. Adams State is Colorado’s premier Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is also a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) with over 54% of our students representing diverse backgrounds. We have a high percentage of first-generation students with an equally high percentage of students who are
Pell eligible. The university offers undergraduate programs in the physical and natural sciences, social sciences, kinesiology, fine arts, business and nursing, and specializes in educator curricula in several disciplines. Adams State also offers graduate degrees in history, art, business (MBA), and educator programs, including counselor education; the university also has a doctoral (PhD) program in counselor
education. The university has an active athletic program, both in participatory sports and in athletics educator training. The Adams State Grizzly athletic teams compete under the auspices of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
Located in the beautiful San Luis Valley between the Sangre de Cristo and San Juan mountain ranges, Adams State University is a state-supported Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in Alamosa, CO. The vast San Luis Valley is designated the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area. We are, at 7,500 feet, in the largest alpine valley in the United States. Alamosa is located approximately 3.5 hours from Denver, 1.5
hours from Taos, New Mexico, and 2.5 hours from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Alamosa has a population of 9,500, with recently built elementary schools, a moderate cost of living, and affordable housing. ASU takes a leading role in local theatre performances and musical events and is in an area where the
opportunities for outdoor recreation abound.
Title IX Disclosure
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Adams State University (ASU) may be directed to ASU’s Office of Equal Opportunity, Director Ana Guevara, and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education. Support resources for sexual misconduct, ASU’s sexual misconduct policies, contact information for the Adams State University’s Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX, as well as a detailed procedure for filing a grievance due to discrimination on the basis of sex may be found online
at https://www.adams.edu/administration/oeo/reporting-sexual-harassment/. These procedures also describe the University’s response to reports and/or complaints of sex discrimination or sexual harassment.

CSU San Marcos: Assistant Professor, Sociology, LGBTQIA+ research and teaching

Rank: Assistant Professor​

Department: Sociology​

Starting Date: Fall 2023​

The Sociology Department at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with expertise in LGBTQIA+ research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses for undergraduate majors in Sociology and Criminology & Justice Studies and our M.A. in Sociological Practice (MASP), develop an active research agenda and contribute to service. In addition, we seek to recruit scholars who develop and teach curricula that advance racial and social justice, drawing from their community engagement.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Expertise in LGBTQIA+ areas of research and/or teaching.​
  • Demonstrate innovative pedagogical strategies and mentoring.​
  • Experience as an instructor or as a teaching assistant at the college level.​
  • Actively engaged in research and promising research program. ​
  • Actively engaged in meaningful scholarly activities with and/or about diverse populations.​
  • D. (or ABD with doctorate awarded by August 2023) in sociology or related interdisciplinary field.​

Preferred Qualifications:​

  • Specialization in critical and intersectional approaches (e.g., race, immigration, refugee, gender) to transgender studies and/or queer studies.​
  • Research, creative, and/or service activities related to social justice or public sociology. ​
  • Interest and ability to teach courses on sexualities and develop classes related to LGBTQIA+ communities and issues. ​
  • Additional teaching interests should be aligned with core courses and electives in the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs.​
  • Demonstrates culturally responsive approaches in teaching, research, and/or service.​

Applications Must Include:​

  • Cover letter (2 pages) that addresses (a) commitment to diversity, (b) reason for applying to CSUSM, and, if relevant, (c) activities related to social justice or public sociology ​
  • Statement of research interests (2 pages)​
  • Teaching portfolio that includes a teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus, and evidence of effective teaching.​
  • Curriculum vitae​
  • Sample of written work (20-page limit, excerpts acceptable)​
  • Three professional references​

Review of applications will begin October 20, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please visit https://careersmanager.pageuppeople.com/873/sm/en-us/job/519026/assistant-professor-of-sociology.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation and veteran or military status.

Per the California State University’s Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is prohibited from hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. Working in the State of California is a condition of employment.

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised December 22, 2020 as a condition of employment.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy, can be found at CSU Covid Policy. Questions should be sent to the Office of Human Resources at hr@csusm.edu

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act Notification can be found at Clery Act Notification.

Georgia Institute of Technology: Assistant Professor of Sociology

 Assistant Professor of Sociology

The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) at Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in sociology at the rank of assistant professor. The position will begin in August 2023. We seek a candidate whose research uses quantitative methods (broadly defined) to study inequalities in one of the following areas: education, health, migration, or work. Intersectional approaches to inequality are encouraged.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach quantitative methods, particularly at the undergraduate level, and demonstrate excellence in research, teaching, and mentoring students. At the time of appointment, the new hire must have a Ph.D. degree and an established research trajectory that fits with the mission of the school.

HSOC believes diversity is foundational to creating the most intellectually vibrant and successful academic communities. Therefore, we are especially interested in applicants who will work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, including women, those who are Black, Indigenous, People of Color, from minority ethnic groups, identify with LGBTQIA+ communities, have disabilities, from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college students. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

We will begin reviewing applications on November 1. Application materials should be sent electronically. Please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, up to three writing samples, and a list of three references through Georgia Tech’s Careers Site at https://hr.gatech.edu/careers (Job ID 249224). Requests for information may be directed to Dr. Kate Pride Brown at k.p.brown@gatech.edu.

The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) is a uniquely interdisciplinary unit with an intellectual culture of cross-pollination between sociological and historical scholarship, as well as work in science and technology studies. The School is united around a vision of scholarship and teaching that elucidates processes of local, national, and global change, past and present. This mission includes promoting a broader understanding of how racial, gender, and class inequalities intersect, as well as how technology, science, and culture are intertwined.

One of six schools in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech, the School of History and Sociology offers a Bachelor of Science degree in History, Technology, and Society (HTS), a research-intensive major that equips our graduates with the analytical techniques and communication skills necessary to understand and meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. In collaboration with other schools within the Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech, HSOC sponsors many innovative programs, including undergraduate Minors in Sports, Society, and Technology; Social Justice; Women, Science, and Technology; and Health, Medicine and Society. At the graduate level, HSOC offers master’s and doctoral degrees in the History and Sociology of Technology and Science. Our graduate students come from across the globe to gain expertise in these increasingly important fields of study— and have been exceptionally successful in gaining employment throughout the world, including in academe, government, nongovernmental organizations, and corporations. For more information about the School of History and Sociology, please visit http://hsoc.gatech.edu.

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

Vanderbilt University: Assistant Professor, Sociology of Artificial Intelligence

Unit: Sociology

Position Type: Faculty

Location: Nashville

Open Date: Aug 9, 2022

Close Date: No date set

Department of Sociology Position:

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sociology of Artificial Intelligence

The Department of Sociology at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor studying the societal influences of artificial intelligence (AI). The position begins fall semester 2023. We seek a scholar who investigates the sociology of AI’s development, meaning, application, or impact in one or more key institutional or other social domains, ideally with connections to one or more of the department’s two main graduate research focus areas: health and social movements. Possible areas include AI, machine learning, or digitization in health (including health care diagnosis or treatment; monitoring for effects of climate change, risk of toxic exposure or emergent diseases) or in social movements (including crowdsourcing, citizen science, or surveillance; movements involving equality/equity, justice, privacy, smart cities/cybercities, social media and digital technologies, workplaces). The capacity to bring in external funding is highly desirable.

Qualifications

Vanderbilt expects excellence in research and teaching. The Ph.D. is required by August 1, 2023.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit via Interfolio at this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/111238 , the following: 1) a letter describing your research/teaching interests and professional experience; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) two samples of your scholarly writing; 4) available evidence of teaching effectiveness, including course evaluations, if available; 5) a diversity statement and 6) three letters of reference.

Applications will be reviewed starting October 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Holly McCammon (holly.mccammon@vanderbilt.edu), Department Chair, with any questions.

Vanderbilt University is committed to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of exceptional faculty.  Women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

 

Vanderbilt University: Assistant Professor, Environmental Sociology

Unit: Sociology

Position Type: Faculty

Location: Nashville

Open Date: Aug 9, 2022

Close Date: No date set

Department of Sociology Position:

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environmental Sociology

The Department of Sociology at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of environmental sociology to begin fall semester 2023. The capacity to bring in external funding is highly desirable. Candidacy for this position will be strengthened if the applicant can also contribute to at least one of our existing departmental strengths in social movements and medical/health sociology. The university is home to a strong network of environmental researchers, and there are collaborative opportunities through the Vanderbilt Program in Climate and Environmental Studies.

Qualifications

Vanderbilt expects excellence in research and teaching. The Ph.D. is required by August 1, 2023.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit via Interfolio at this link http://apply.interfolio.com/111236 , the following: 1) a letter describing your research/teaching interests and professional experience; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) two samples of your scholarly writing; 4) available evidence of teaching effectiveness, including course evaluations, if available; 5) a diversity statement and 6) three letters of reference.

Applications will be reviewed starting October 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Holly McCammon (holly.mccammon@vanderbilt.edu), Department Chair, or David Hess (david.j.hess@vanderbilt.edu), Director of Climate and Environmental Studies, with any questions.

Vanderbilt University is committed to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of exceptional faculty.  Women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

 

Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) Office of Innovation, Alignment, and Accountability (OIAA): Program Evaluator, Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) program

The Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) Office of Innovation, Alignment, and Accountability (OIAA) is looking for a Program Evaluator to support the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) program. ESIT utilizes everyday learning opportunities to build on family strengths by providing coordination, supports, resources, and services to enhance the development of children with developmental delays and disabilities.  The ESIT Evaluator will plan, manage, and conduct evaluation research to assess the extent to which ESIT meets its identified objectives, monitor the implementation of its State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) activities, and evaluate the effects of SSIP interventions on program outcomes.

The Opportunity:

The ESIT Evaluator position is part of the DCYF Office of Innovation, Alignment, and Accountability (OIAA)’s Evaluation Team, which is part of the larger OIAA Evaluation and Research Team. This is a remote position.

The ESIT Evaluator will conduct and manage research to evaluate outcomes related to the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) program.  ESIT utilizes everyday learning opportunities to build on family strengths by providing coordination, supports, resources, and services to enhance the development of children with developmental delays and disabilities. One of ESIT’s guiding principles is that early intervention practices must be based on the best available current evidence and research. The ESIT Evaluator will plan, manage, and conduct research to assess the extent to which ESIT meets its identified objectives, monitor the implementation of its State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) activities, and evaluate the effects of SSIP interventions on program outcomes.

Some of what you will get to do:

  • Create and implement evaluation research plans
  • Conduct simple and complex statistical data analysis
  • Create data collection tools and strategies
  • Actively contribute to OIAA’s antiracist and other equity efforts
  • Collaborate with program staff to support evaluation and continuous quality improvement capacity
  • Identify key indicators and advise the development of processes for their ongoing monitoring
  • Produce data visualizations to aid program use of data
  • Summarize data and write program evaluation reports
  • Create presentations and present interim and final evaluation research findings to internal and/or external stakeholders
  • Use data to make policy and service recommendations

What we are looking for:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, public health, or a related field
  • Five years of experience (may include graduate work) in data analysis, use of external data sources, and program evaluation research
  • Experience designing and conducting multi-modal program evaluation
  • Experience writing summary evaluation reports and supporting policy recommendations with facts and analysis
  • Experience in quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Proficiency using statistical software, ideally Stata, or transferrable coding experience
  • Proven ability to understand complex problems and system challenges and propose improvements or solutions
  • Dedication to antiracism and data equity principles and practices
  • Experience presenting research findings to audiences that vary in their familiarity with data

In addition to those required qualifications, our ideal applicant will also have some of the following:

  • A Master’s degree in social science, public health, or a related field
  • Three years of research experience or graduate-level education in early support or disability services and supports
  • Lived experience, personal or professional, with DCYF programs
  • Experience with or expert knowledge of early support services for infants and toddlers
  • Experience developing surveys and other data collection instruments
  • Experience working with children and/or families
  • Experience with complex statistical analysis and reporting
  • Experience translating complex research to a non-technical audience, orally and in writing
  • Experience supporting people who have content expertise but no research training in developing questions to meet their needs
  • Experience partnering with a variety of people to identify and resolve complex or sensitive issues
  • Active interest in learning and keeping analytic skills and expertise current

The Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) was created to be a comprehensive agency exclusively dedicated to the social, emotional, and physical well-being of children, youth, and families, with an emphasis on reducing disparities based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or other socioeconomic factors. We believe our workforce should reflect the communities we serve, and are actively searching for candidates that reflect that diversity.

Washington State offers a generous benefit package including health, dental, and life insurance, retirement, and an optional deferred compensation program.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

For more information and to apply, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/dcyf/jobs/3645425/early-support-for-infants-and-toddlers-evaluator-ma5-multiple-locations-state?keywords=10241&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs.

Applications close September 19, 2022 (midnight).

University of Memphis: Assistant Professor, Sociology of Race/Ethnicity

Assistant Professor – Sociology of Race/Ethnicity

The Sociology Department at the University of Memphis invites applications for a tenure track faculty position to be filled at the Assistant Professor rank beginning in Fall 2023. Applicants must have a Ph.D. no later than August 2023. Area of specialization for both research and teaching is the sociology of Race/Ethnicity. Preference will be given to a scholar who will be active in the pursuit of grant funding and collaborate with the Center for Community Research and Evaluation, a University Center that is externally funded.     

The University of Memphis has recently been designated as a Carnegie R1 institution.  The University is committed to maintaining this status and there is strong support for new faculty developing their scholarly agendas.  Faculty in the department teach a 2-2 load.  The Sociology Department offers the B.A. and M.A. degree and is a partner in the Ph.D. program in Urban Affairs so faculty teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and work with graduate research assistants.  The successful candidate will join an exciting and collaborative department in a dynamic urban university.   

Applications must be made on-line at https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/33188.  Please upload a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a research statement highlighting the potential for grant funding, a statement of teaching philosophy or interests, and the names of three professional references. Review of applications will begin October 3, 2022 and may continue until the position is filled. The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class.

Western Washington University: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Data Science/Quantitative Methodology

TITLE

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Data Science/Quantitative Methodology

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Department of Sociology at Western Washington University seeks candidates with emerging or established expertise in data science, management, and quantitative methodologies to fill a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin September 16, 2023. Beyond data science expertise, area of research focus is open. The individual will be responsible for directing and maintaining the Tedrow Lab for Demographic and Social Research, and assisting sociology majors, minors and faculty in learning and advancing their statistical expertise independently and on specific research projects. The standard course load is two classes each quarter for a total of six classes per year. The Tedrow Lab director has a reduced course load that is negotiated with the Department of Sociology chair.  The Department of Sociology seeks candidates who can also contribute to teaching one or more of our core courses in sociological theory, research methods, or statistics. The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill teaching and mentoring responsibilities in ways that provide equitable and inclusive learning environments for all students.

Position Responsibilities

  • Teach courses within the department’s existing curriculum.
  • Develop new courses in specialized area(s) of methodological expertise (including but not limited to courses such as introduction to R, advanced statistical methods, data visualization, and GIS).
  • Ability and willingness to consistently teach the department’s core course in statistics.
  • Direct the Tedrow Lab for Demographic and Social Research and provide statistical and methodological support to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Active engagement in scholarship, including scholarly publications.
  • Active participation in service activities within the Department, University, and discipline

Required Qualifications

  • An earned Ph.D. at time of application in Sociology or a closely related social science discipline.
  • Successful teaching experience, which could include teaching assistantships.
  • Demonstrated interest in teaching advanced statistics and ability to teach the department’s core introductory statistics course
  • Proficiency in programming with SPSS, and additional experience with Stata and R.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with underrepresented student populations and promoting an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated potential to maintain an active program of research/scholarship and publication.
  • Demonstrated interest in directing and maintaining the Tedrow Lab for Demographic and Social Research

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency with data visualization and GIS software.
  • Prior experience with management or as a director.
  • Successful teaching experience in statistics or data analytics.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Interest in collaborative research with undergraduates

Required Supplemental Materials

Additionally, as part of your application, you are required to provide the names and contact information of three professional references. Please do not submit letters of recommendation; these will only be required for semi-finalists, with requests for three letters of reference addressing teaching and scholarship to be generated from the PageUp application system to the references provided.

Salary:  $66,000 – $69,500 commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Relocation assistance may be available per University guidelines.  Salary and start-up funds are to be determined upon being offered the position. 

Benefits Information:  https://hr.wwu.edu/files/2022-06/Benefits-Faculty.pdf

Bargaining Unit: United Faculty of Western Washington

Application review begins September 1, 2022; position is open until filled.  Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair:

Dr. Cameron T. Whitley
Search Committee Chair
Department of Sociology
516 High Street, MS 9081
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225-9081
Phone: 360.650.3618

Email: cameron.whitley@wwu.edu

EMPLOYER DESCRIPTION

Western Washington University (WWU) is located in Bellingham, Washington (approximate population 90,000) 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia, and 90 miles north of Seattle.  The campus is situated on the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples who have lived in this area from time immemorial.  Approximately 16,000 students attend the WWU; about 96% of these students are undergraduates; students of color represent 27% of the campus population; 29% new first-year students enrolled are first generation students. WWU is on the quarter system (10 weeks per quarter). WWU is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2022 U.S. News and & World Report college rankings.  For more information, please visit the WWU website.

At this time, the university requires that all WWU students, faculty and staff are vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://www.wwu.edu/coronavirus/vaccines

The Department of Sociology is comprised of twelve full-time faculty engaged in a wide range of research activities who often involve undergraduate students in research and teaching. The Sociology Department is one of fourteen departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS). The department maintains the Tedrow “Lucky” Lab for Demographic and Social Research, which was opened and directed by Lucky Tedrow from 1977-2018. It is designed to assist students and faculty in collaboration and the development of advanced quantitative research skills. The quantitative sciences/ demography lab at WWU has been responsible for launching the careers of many demographic scholars with important contributions to the field of sociology.  The Department does not offer graduate level degrees, but there are opportunities to work with graduate students as an affiliate member with other departments. For more information, please visit the Department website.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); crtc@wwu.edu

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“The Clery Act”). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western’s campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at vpsa.office@wwu.edu. The report can be found at: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

San Diego State University: Assistant Professor, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

VPAA#: 2023/24-02           

Assistant Professor: Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

The Department of Sociology at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track (assistant professor) position in the area of Sociology of Race and Ethnicity with a focus on Latinx and/or Black communities in the United States, to begin Fall 2023. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field by the time of appointment. We seek candidates with a strong record in teaching effectiveness and scholarly achievement/productivity (relative to career stage). Strong preference will be given to those with expertise in critical race theory, intersectionality, and other contemporary theories of race and ethnicity. We prefer candidates who show a commitment to teaching a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and who have experience working with underrepresented students. We further seek a scholar with evidence of commitment to community-based, anti-racist work.

The Department of Sociology offers the minor, BA, and MA degrees in Sociology. See this website for more information. https://sociology.sdsu.edu/ 

Interested candidates should apply online via Interfolio. Submit the following materials at http://apply.interfolio.com/111608

  1. CV;
  2. a letter of application (up to 3 pages) describing teaching experience and philosophy, research interests, and pertinent service experience;
  3. a diversity statement (up to 2 pages, including two out of eight BIE criteria);
  4. a writing sample; and
  5. three letters of recommendations.

Review of applications will begin September 16 (Friday).   

We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy two or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria. Candidates that meet BIE criteria:

(a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please indicate in a separate diversity statement how you meet at least two (2) of these criteria. Additional guidance on our BIE program for applicants is here.

Please indicate how you meet at least two of these criteria in your diversity statement.

SDSU is the oldest institution of higher education in the San Diego region, with a campus and microsites in San Diego and locations in Southern California’s Imperial Valley and Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia. The highly diverse campus community has a student population of approximately 36,000. SDSU is included in the Carnegie Foundation’s Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity category. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 97 areas, masters in 84 and doctorates in 23. See http://www.sdsu.edu for more information. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.

As part of its commitment to a safe and equitable “OneSDSU” community, SDSU requires that individuals seeking faculty employment provide at the time of application authorization to conduct background checks if they become a finalist for the position; applications without this authorization will be considered incomplete and not considered.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered 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