Assistant Professor in Sociology

Recruiter
Colorado State University
Location
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Posted
26 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
24 Oct 2016
Ref
201600235F
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Position Summary

Assistant Professor, tenure-track, nine-month position beginning August 16, 2017. Competitive salary for intro level position. The Department offers undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology. The successful candidate must be able to contribute across these program levels.

Required Job Qualifications

Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, or related discipline by August 14, 2017, with demonstrated ability to teach basic, intermediate, and advanced quantitative methods and research methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels and demonstrated ability to contribute substantively to one or more of our four areas of department foci, namely: (1) Environment and Natural Resources, (2) Food, Agriculture, and Development, (3) Crime, Law, and Deviance, (4) and Social Inequality, Social Justice, and Governance.

Preferred Job Qualifications

The Department seeks an individual who has substantial expertise in quantitative methods. The successful candidate will have a strong research record using quantitative methods in one or more of the department foci: (1) Environment and Natural Resources; (2) Food, Agriculture, and Development; (3) Crime, Law, and Deviance; (4) and Social Inequality, Social Justice, and Governance. The successful candidate will be able to teach basic undergraduate and graduate courses in social statistics and research methods. In addition the successful candidate will have the expertise to teach and support users with a selection of advanced quantitative applications such as categorical and limited response variables, multilevel modeling, structural equations, social network analysis, spatial methods, and/or time series analysis. All department faculty are expected to participate in instruction, to develop a program of research and publication, to be engaged in the graduate program, and to be active in service.

Candidates are sought who can work effectively and collegially with a professionally diverse faculty and in an interdisciplinary university setting. Moreover, the Department seeks applicants with the ability to advance our commitment to diversity through research, teaching, and outreach with relevant programs, goals, and activities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, candidates should submit complete applications by October 9, 2016 for full consideration. Interested candidates should submit the following materials online to http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/37421:
(1) a letter of interest outlining research agenda and teaching interests, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi, teaching philosophy, and teaching evaluations), and (4) names and contact information for three references. Letters of recommendation will be requested upon submission of the application. Application materials for semifinalist candidates, including letters of recommendation, will be made available for review by the entire Sociology Department Faculty and other voting members of the Sociology Department Council.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Search Contact

Laura Raynolds, Laura.Raynolds@colostate.edu Essential Duties

Job Duty Category

Research

Duty/Responsibility

All department faculty are expected to develop a program of research and publication. The successful candidate will have a strong research record using quantitative methods in one or more of the department foci: (1) Environment and Natural Resources; (2) Food, Agriculture, and Development; (3) Crime, Law, and Deviance; (4) and Social Inequality, Social Justice, and Governance.

Percentage Of Time

35

Job Duty Category

Teaching

Duty/Responsibility

All faculty are expected to participate in instruction. The successful candidate will be able to teach basic undergraduate and graduate courses in social statistics and research methods. In addition the successful candidate will have the expertise to teach and support users with a selection of advanced quantitative applications such as categorical and limited response variables, multilevel modeling, structural equations, social network analysis, spatial methods, and/or time series analysis.

Percentage Of Time

50

Job Duty Category

Service

Duty/Responsibility

All faculty are expected to be active in service. Candidates are sought who can work effectively with a professionally diverse faculty and in an interdisciplinary university setting. The Department seeks applicants with the ability to advance our commitment to diversity through research, teaching, and outreach with relevant programs, goals, and activities.

Percentage Of Time

15

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested

3

Maximum Requested

3