Assistant Professor of Sociology
Department: Dept. of Sociology
Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job
The Department of Sociology at Sam Houston State University announces an opening for a nine-month tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2018. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, maintain an active research agenda, and provide service to the university and the discipline. We are primarily interested in candidates who have a research focus on community sociology, with the ability to teach sociological methods.
Educational Requirements for the Position
PhD in sociology must be in hand by the date of appointment.
Experience Required for the Position
Applicants must have a research agenda leading to publications in refereed journals and the potential to acquire extramural funding. Evidence of excellence (or the promise of excellence) in teaching effectiveness is also required.
Other Requirements for the Position
The department offers several undergraduate courses online and the Masters of Arts program is completely online. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be expected to teach at least one online course per year, in addition to teaching in-person courses.
Special Instructions Summary
Review of applications will begin November 16, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be complete and include a cover letter detailing the applicant’s qualifications, relevant experience, and interest in the position. The application must also include a curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching portfolio, unofficial university transcripts, and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted until the advanced stages of screening. Official university transcripts will be required before the date of hire. Questions about the position should be directed to the chair of the search committee: Dr. Lee Miller (936-294-1517) firstname.lastname@example.org.