Assistant Professor

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Request/Posting Number 0712311
Classification Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor of Sociology in Global Inequality
Job Class # 000000
Type of Position Faculty
Percent Appointment: 1-100 (For Student Employment and Graduate Assistant Only; state hours per week) 100
Department Sociology and Anthropology - 04660000
Job Category Faculty - Tenure Track
General Summary The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Illinois State University invites applications for a nine-month, tenure track assistant professorship in sociology beginning August 16, 2020. Building on existing departmental strengths in globalization, development, economic and political sociology, we seek a sociologist whose work addresses the global and transnational political economic dynamics relating to the causes and consequences of inequality. The ideal candidate will be able to teach one or more of the core courses required for our sociology major in addition to offering elective courses in their substantive area of specialization.

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is committed to increasing the diversity of our campus community. ISU recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and community. Candidates with experience working with a diverse range of students, staff and faculty, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcomed. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Additional Information: Founded in 1857 as Illinois' first public university, Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study. Its 34 academic departments in six colleges offer 72 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. The Graduate School coordinates 42 masters, two specialist, and 10 doctoral programs. Illinois State ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report 2019 rankings of "National Universities" and has been named a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For more information, please visit our website at:

Bloomington and Normal, Illinois are twin cities with a combined population of 130,000 people. A dynamic college town, Bloomington‐Normal is only a short train ride away from downtown Chicago and St. Louis, and within easy driving distance of Milwaukee and Indianapolis. In 2017, Bloomington‐Normal was named one of the Best College Towns in America by the American Institute for Economic Research, including a #2 ranking in the "Arts and Entertainment" category. In 2016, Huffington Post named Bloomington one of the "11 Amazing Cities You've Never Thought to Live in, But Should." In 2015, the Town of Normal was ranked #3 on the list of Best Small College Towns in America by College Values Online.
Required Qualifications 1. A Ph.D. in sociology or a closely related field is required prior to the start date of this position. ABD's will be considered if degree conferral date is August 1, 2020 or sooner.
2. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.
3. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Desired Qualifications:
Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees A Ph.D. in sociology or a closely related field is required prior to the start date of this position. ABD's will be considered if degree conferral date is August 1, 2020 or sooner.
Hiring Rate/Range Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Work Hours Varies
Proposed Starting Date: 08/16/2020
Posting date 08-01-2019
Closing date Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Application review will begin October 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, in addition to completing a faculty employment application, please prepare in advance and attach the following separate documents by September 30, 2019:

1. A cover letter describing relevant research and future plans
2. A full CV
3. Letter of three academic references
4. Up to three writing samples that serve as evidence of an active research agenda in this substantive area
5. A teaching portfolio (listed as "other" in the document section of the application) which includes a teaching philosophy statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a statement on the applicant's approach to mentoring a diverse student body.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/ Veteran.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law, you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
Contact Information Dr. Richard Sullivan, Chair of Search Committee
[email protected]
(309) 438-2408
Departmental Homepage
Required Applicant Documents PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply For This Posting". Cover Letter
Reference List
Writing Sample
Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
Writing Sample 2
Writing Sample 3
Optional Applicant Documents
Civil Service Test Not Applicable
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Posted: 8/2/2019
Application Due: 1/31/2020
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