Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Sociology
Department:: Social & Historical Studies
Locations:: Oakland, CA
Posted:: Sep 6, 2018
Closes:: Open Until Filled
About Mills College:
Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.
Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit www.mills.edu.
The Sociology Program at Mills College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sociology specializing in one of the following fields: Health, Criminal Justice, Immigration, or Housing/Urban Sociology. The successful candidate will have evidence of exemplary teaching, publication and scholarship that will impact their academic and policy field, and a proven track record of mentoring undergraduate students. The candidate will also support the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program. The Assistant Professor will be responsible for teaching 18 credits per year, advising 25 undergraduate or MPP students, and other departmental and college level service. This position will begin in August 2019.
Mills students are very engaged learners with interest and experience in social justice work and social activism, and our curriculum highlights community engaged learning opportunities, creative intellectual work, and close mentorship with students. The Sociology Program at Mills College educates a very diverse group of emerging leaders including many first-generation students, students of color, parenting students, and LGBTQ+ students. The MPP Program serves a similarly diverse population of early- and mid-career professionals developing their skills as analysts, advocates, and managers for leadership in public service.
Candidates should have:
- A Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related field, completed or expected by August 2019
- Exceptional pedagogical skills at the undergraduate level
- Academic publications and a plan for continued scholarly engagement in the field
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- The ability to work with a diverse and dynamic student population
This is a full-time exempt position. Salary includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with college-matching after 6 month qualifying period. Staff members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: pet insurance, long-term care insurance, legal-assistance insurance, cellular provider discounts and computer hardware discounts.
Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to https://inside.mills.edu/administration/administrative_offices/policies/nondiscrimination.php.
All positions are subject to a background check. Prior to the first date of employment, an applicant's background check must be cleared.
To apply, please submit:
- a curriculum vitae
- a cover letter outlining teaching and research interests
- teaching evaluations
- 2 sample syllabi of courses taught or designed, and
- one relevant publication or writing sample
Applicants should also provide the names, addresses, and email contacts for three professional references. No letters of reference should be submitted at this time.
Application review will begin October 15, 2018. However, applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as early as possible and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.