Utah State University

Assistant Professor in the Sociology of Race and/or Ethnicity

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(10/15/2021 12:33 PM)
Requisition ID
2021-4292
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Faculty
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Faculty
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100%
College
College of Humanities & Social Sci
Department
Sociology & Anthropology
Advertised Salary
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. USU offers competitive salaries and outstanding medical, retirement, and professional benefits (http://usu.edu/hr).

Overview

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Sociology. We seek candidates with strong research and teaching skills that complement our graduate and undergraduate curriculum in the area of Social Inequality. Successful candidates will have research and teaching expertise in the areas of race and/or ethnicity, employing mixed and/or qualitative methods. We are particularly interested in candidates who take an intersectional approach to their research and teaching. Preferably, research foci extends to another axis of social inequality including but not limited to sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, immigrant status, etc.

 

This position is part of a department, college, and university-wide cluster hire designed to foster interdisciplinary scholarship in social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. USU actively pursues social justice and empowerment for all, and especially historically marginalized groups and individuals, through teaching, research, and service. Our program is committed to supporting interdisciplinary scholarship, creative work, and pedagogy on social justice issues in local to global contexts within historic to contemporary timeframes. We aim to attract a pool of applicants working on diverse issues with diverse populations.

 

Position: This is a full-time (nine-month) academic year appointment with USU’s Sociology program beginning August 2022. The balance among teaching, research and service will be consistent with a faculty position in a Carnegie Doctoral Extensive research institution.

 

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Develop a strong and consistent research trajectory
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Advise and mentor students
  • Provide service to the department, university and profession
  • Contribute to the diversity, inclusion and retention priorities of the department, university, and profession.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Sociology as of the employment date
  • Demonstrated accomplishments and/or clear potential for success in research, external funding, and undergraduate and graduate teaching.
  • Research and teaching expertise in the areas of race and/or ethnicity, employing mixed and/or qualitative methods.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • An intersectional approach to research and teaching
  • A record of successful student advising and mentoring
  • Demonstrated commitment to recruitment and retaining underrepresented students
  • An ability to contribute to our existing expertise areas, Environment and Community, Demography and/or Criminal Justice.

Required Documents

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021. For further information, contact Christy Glass, Search Committee Chair at christy.glass@usu.edu.

 

Required Documents: Applicants must provide:

  1. Curriculum vitae (to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”)
  2. Cover letter (maximum two pages – to be copied and pasted into a fillable field within the online application)
  3. Statement of research experience and interests (maximum two pages – to be copied and pasted into a fillable field within the online application)
  4. Statement of teaching experience and philosophy (maximum two pages – to be copied and pasted into a fillable field within the online application)
  5. A statement outlining your commitment and/or potential contributions to the campus-wide cluster in social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (maximum one page – to be copied and pasted into a fillable field within the online application)
  6. Names and contact details for three people who can provide letters of reference (collected as part of the online application)

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. USU offers competitive salaries and outstanding medical, retirement, and professional benefits (http://usu.edu/hr).

ADA

Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

The Sociology Program is housed within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The department serves approximately 150 undergraduate majors, supports both MS and PhD programs in Sociology, and provides face-to-face, online, and broadcast instruction to students on the Logan campus as well as several statewide campuses. Please visit www.sociology.usu.edu for more information. 

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

 

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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