: 4501 (SOCI-Sociology)Locations:
: Worcester, MAPosted:
: Aug 9, 2021Closes:
: Open Until FilledType:
: Full-time - ExemptPosition ID:
About Clark University:
Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.
Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub.
Clark University's Department of Sociology invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship focusing on race with an emphasis on U.S. and/or diasporic Black communities that begins August 2022.
Applicants should be prepared to teach social theory. We welcome applications from candidates who can contribute to other parts of our curriculum including gender and sexuality.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Sociology completed at the time of the appointment. Further information about the department is available at http://www2.clarku.edu/departments/sociology/
This is a Full-time position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.
Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.
This position is part of a university-wide initiative focusing on the hiring of "synergy" positions that will offer discipline-specific courses that contribute to and strengthen our interdisciplinary concentration in Africana Studies at the Center for Gender, Race and Area Studies (CGRAS). Each appointment made as part of the synergy initiative will reside full time in the hiring department with promotion processes occurring solely within the hiring home department. The university's commitment to recruitment and retention of talented, diverse scholars includes enhanced research support to members of the synergy hire, including a 1-1 teaching load in the first year and priority participation in robust mentorship programs offered by both Clark University and the New England Board of Higher Education's North Star Collective Initiative.
CGRAS is an academic hub at Clark University consisting of a federation of interdisciplinary programs designed to engage and facilitate intellectual synergies within and across intersectional approaches to gender, race, and ethnicity in scholarship and teaching. It spans a broad range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences that advance the academic and compositional diversification of Clark University, providing a vibrant intellectual and mentorship space. The Africana Studies program is an undergraduate concentration that delivers courses spanning sub-Saharan Africa and the African diaspora (inclusive of African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-European studies).
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
To be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Clark University Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:
- Cover letter describing research and teaching interests
- A statement describing contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Three letters of reference
Formal screening of applications will begin on October 1, 2021.
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