Title Instructional Faculty
Detailed Job Description
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a one-year renewable position for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology beginning late August, 2013. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in sociology, teaching experience, a commitment to students, and the ability to teach introductory sociology, introductory urban studies, and two upper-division courses in sociology and/or urban studies (either existing courses or Special Topics). The teaching load consists of six course sections per year (two introductory sections may be combined to form one large class). At least one course offered must concern global study.
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers two undergraduate B.S. degree programs: Sociology & Anthropology and International & Global Studies: http://www.rit.edu/cla/sociology/index.html.
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Faculty Type Non-Tenure-Track Visiting
Faculty Discipline Sociology
Employment Category Fulltime
Required Minimum Education Level PhD
Required Minimum Qualifications
- Ph.D. in sociology completed by start date;
- College level teaching experience;
- Commitment to students;
- Ability to teach introductory sociology and urban studies and upper-division courses in sociology and/or urban studies;
- Ability to teach at least one course that concerns global study;
- Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the College’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
Anticipated Start Date 20-Aug-2013
College/Division College of Liberal Arts
The College of Liberal Arts is one of nine colleges within Rochester Institute of Technology. The College has over 150 faculty in 12 departments in the social sciences, humanities, and the arts. The College currently offers twelve undergraduate degree programs and five Master degrees, serving over 800 students. Undergraduate degrees include Advertising and Public Relations; Criminal Justice; Economics; International & Global Studies; Journalism; Museum Studies, Professional and Technical Communication; Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy; and Sociology & Anthropology. The graduate degrees are in Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology; Communication and Media Technologies; School Psychology; Criminal Justice; and Science, Technology, and Public Policy.
THE UNIVERSITY and REGION:
Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds--and from 50 states and more than 95 countries--have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education's in their “Great Colleges to Work For” list for three consecutive years.
Rochester, located on Lake Ontario, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest city in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of 22% African and Latino Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd best metropolitan regions for Raising a Family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “Quality of Life in the Nation”; and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families."
Faculty Rank Assistant Professor, Instructor
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