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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY

Employer
Lehigh University
Location
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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The Department of Sociology & Anthropology and the Africana Studies Program at Lehigh University invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Sociology, effective Fall 2022. We seek a colleague whose primary area of research and teaching is in race and ethnic studies with a focus on areas such as structural racism, racial justice, and the African diaspora. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Sociology completed by the starting date of August 2022. 
 
The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology (https://socanthro.cas.lehigh.edu) and the Africana Studies Program (https://aas.cas.lehigh.edu) and will be expected to participate in the instruction and advising of undergraduate students in these fields.
 
Lehigh University is a highly competitive, research-oriented, private university experiencing significant growth. We are located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City. The standard teaching load is 2/2. Lehigh University’s core mission includes a strong commitment to developing global initiatives. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has 13 faculty members and offers undergraduate majors in anthropology and sociology. Department faculty are active researchers and dedicated teachers who collaborate in a variety of interdisciplinary academic programs including the Africana Studies program, which has 11 faculty members and is going through an exciting period of growth.
 
Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering  (http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/) and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award.  Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/.  Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty. Learn more about Dual Career Assistance at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/dualcareer.html.
 
Candidates should submit the following via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19254 1) a cover letter that includes a section on how the candidate would contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment in the college, 2) statements of research interests and teaching effectiveness (one statement for each), 3) a curriculum vitae, and 4) three letters of recommendation. Please do not submit additional materials at this time. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Review of applications will begin on September 22, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions concerning the position should be directed to Dr. Bruce Whitehouse, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]

 
 

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Read our Diversity Profile Founded in 1865, Lehigh University is a premier coeducational, nondenominational, private residential research university that offers a distinctive academic environment for undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe. Lehigh University’s annual report from 2013 provides an overview of the intellectual activity across campus as well as a financial report. It is posted on our website at http://www.lehigh.edu/annualreport/ .

Lehigh offers more than 90 undergraduate programs and majors featuring more than 2,000 courses in four colleges: The College of Arts and Sciences, The College of Business and Economics, The College of Education and The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. Lehigh confers a total of 12 degrees at the undergraduate and advanced degree level. We have 482 full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty and approximately 200 adjunct faculty and lecturers and 10 full-time visiting faculty. With approximately 4700 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students, a small student-to-faculty ratio allows students to work closely with professors. About 69% of all full-time faculty are tenured, and 99% of full-time tenure-track faculty hold a doctorate degree or the highest degree in their field.  We have 1,215 staff members supporting the academic, research and administrative functions.

Located in Pennsylvania’s scenic Lehigh Valley, the campus is in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh is situated on over 2,300 acres on four campuses. The Asa Packer Campus, Mountaintop Campus, and Murray H. Goodman Campus are contiguous and feature more than 153 buildings with 4.3 million-plus square feet of classroom, laboratory, office and living space. The campus also has 180 acres of playing fields and half of the campus is preserved as open space.

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Telephone
610.758.3165
Location
27 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem
PA
18015
US
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