Open Rank Professor of Sociology

Aliso Viejo, California
Sep 29, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Sociology
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Soka University of America (SUA) seeks to fill an open rank position in Sociology to be housed within the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) Concentration, beginning in August of 2018.  The successful candidate will teach core sociology courses such as social stratification, social inequality, introduction to sociology, social movements, and marriage and family. Priority will be given to candidates who can also teach qualitative and quantitative methods and sociology of education. Research interests and area are open, however they should complement those of the current faculty in the SBS concentration. The standard full-time teaching load at SUA is three courses in Sociology and two courses in SUA’s cross-disciplinary general education curriculum (Core, Modes of Inquiry, or Learning Cluster; for course descriptions see our catalog at  The teaching load per academic year is five courses.

SUA offers a challenging program in liberal arts with a focus on the Pacific Rim, and a strong emphasis on international/intercultural exposure.  All undergraduates must complete four semesters of foreign (non-English) language coursework at SUA, and study abroad for one semester during their junior year.  The university aims to foster rewarding intellectual relationships among faculty, and between faculty and students through collaboration and mentoring.  An appreciation of the centrality of peace, global citizenship, freedom, and human rights is the founding impetus for the university and its mission.

Qualifications:  Candidates must hold a PhD in Sociology, and have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. Applicants for the position of Associate or Full Professor are expected to possess broad teaching experience, a sustained commitment to scholarship, and a record of professional accomplishment appropriate to their rank.

Benefits and salary:  Salary will be competitive and commensurate with rank and experience.  All full-time faculty members are eligible for medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

Application information:  To apply, please submit your application through Interfolio by clicking on the link below by November 13, 2017.  Please submit the following documents: cover letter (a letter of application), a curriculum vitae, sample publications or internet links to publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a teaching statement (one-page statement of teaching philosophy), and three letters of recommendation (sent directly from referees).

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Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer

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