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Assistant/Associate Professor of Sociology

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Job TitleAssistant/Associate Professor of SociologyClassification TitleRankTenure InformationTenure TrackJob Description

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Rhodes College invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Sociology to begin in fall of 2020. One position is for an Assistant Professor and the other is for an Assistant or Associate Professor. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. We seek broadly trained sociologists with firm commitments to teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts college. The area of specialization and methodological approach are open. Our department welcomes public scholarship and community-engaged teaching and research. Teaching responsibilities will include five courses per year, and the person in each of these positions will be expected to contribute to teaching our core major requirements as well as offer courses in their areas of specialization. We encourage applications from individuals whose interests go beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries, and in particular from candidates who can contribute to one or more of the College’s interdisciplinary programs: Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Educational Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latin American and Latinx Studies, and Urban Studies. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related interdisciplinary field by July 2020.

Rhodes is a nationally ranked residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor among ourselves. Our students live and learn on one of the country’s most beautiful campuses, located in the heart of Memphis, an economic, medical, and cultural center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area. (http://www.rhodes.edu/content/liberal-arts-city)

Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination. (https://handbook.rhodes.edu/employee-handbook/employment-policies/anti-discrimination-and-harassment-policy)

Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu. A complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths you will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; 4) a research statement; 5) a statement that addresses how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values; and 6) the names and contact information for three references. Review of completed applications will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.

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Posting NumberF00070POpen Date09/18/2019Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsRecruiter/Contact for ApplicantEvie PerryContact Email for [email protected] Number for Applicant901-843-3934Supplemental Questions

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  1. Cover Letter
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  4. Diversity and Inclusion Statement
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  6. Statement of Research Interests
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    Posted: 9/19/2019
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