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Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of Sociology

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Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of Sociology

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of Sociology.

Position Details Location Hattiesburg

118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States Division Anthropology and Sociology Position Type Faculty Employment Status Full Time Grant Funded No Posting Close Date June 10, 2019

Special Instructions to Applicants
Candidates should submit a cover letter, c.v., evidence of teaching effectiveness, names of three references, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applications received by April 20th will be given full consideration.

Job Summary
The School of Social Science and Global Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for a full-time, non tenure-track, Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of Sociology for the 2019-2020 academic year. A successful candidate who does not have a PhD by August 2019 will be hired as a Visiting Instructor. The School is seeking candidates in any field of sociology with a commitment to excellent teaching. We are particularly interested in candidates with teaching interests in inequality, health, and methods. The School strongly values and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration in teaching and scholarship. Applicants who have experience teaching and mentoring in a university setting with a diverse student body, as well as having taught and designed at least one online course, are preferred.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

1. Teach four courses per semester for Fall and Spring terms;

2. Hold regular office hours;

3. Attend faculty meetings as determined by Director of School of Social Science and Global Studies and the Coordinator of the Sociology program;

4. Provide service in order to assist the functioning of the Program and School;

5. Assist in collecting assessment data as outlined by the Program Coordinator;

6. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Sociology

Preferred Qualifications

PhD or ABD in Sociology with degree conferred by August 2019 and a record of high-quality teaching

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 76 public universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Foundation’s "higher research activity" designation for doctoral universities, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 35 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.usm.edu.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.




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Posted: 5/15/2019
Application Due: 5/20/2019
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