Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure System

Employer
Michigan State University
Location
East Lansing

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Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 747435
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: Sociology Social Science 10038784
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Working/Functional Title

Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure System

Position Summary

Michigan State University actively promotes a dynamic research and learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The Department of Sociology at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks candidates for a tenure-system Assistant or Associate Professor position in sociology of health and medicine. As part of an initiative within the College of Social Science, this position will strengthen the leadership in the emerging MSU Consortium for Sexual and Gender Minority Health, which is housed in the School of Social Work. The 9-month academic year position begins on August 16, 2022.

We seek candidates with established expertise in investigating issues such as mental health, physical conditions, health disparities, social determinants of health, and health care service among sexual and general minority (SGM) people and communities. Successful candidates will help strengthen a group of nationally known scholars of SGM health and medicine to promote change in policy, programming, and practice for SGM communities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Sociology

Minimum Requirements

Successful candidates must have:

  • a PhD in Sociology or closely related field completed by the date of hire;
  • established expertise in sociology of health or social determinants of health with a substantial focus on SGM health and medicine;
  • established record of scholarly publications in SGM health and medicine research;
  • potential for or established record of securing extramural research funding;
  • strong potential for leading multidisciplinary research teams;
  • potential for or demonstrated evidence of high-quality instruction and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and
  • potential for or demonstrated evidence of effective service to the institution, leadership in the discipline, and/or engagement with broader publics.
  • Desired Qualifications

    Preferred candidates will have:

  • a commitment to conduct research that informs practice and policy with diverse and underrepresented groups;
  • a strong record of or potential for securing extramural funding; and
  • scholarly interests that connect with current departmental strengths of environmental sociology and/or sociology of migration.
  • Required Application Materials

    Applications must be submitted to the MSU Applicant Page at https://careers.msu.edu. Complete applications must include:

    1. a cover letter;
    2. a curriculum vitae;
    3. a 1-page research statement;
    4. a 1-page teaching statement;
    5. a diversity and inclusion statement (a statement addressing how past/and or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance MSU’s commitment to inclusive excellence); and
    6. the names and contact information for three professional references.
    Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/Special Instructions

    Review of applications will begin on December , 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Hui Liu (Search Committee Chair) at [email protected].

    Review of Applications Begins On

    12/08/2021

    Website

    HTTPS://SOCIOLOGY.MSU.EDU

    Department Statement

    The Department of Sociology has three signature areas of Environment, Health and Medicine, and Migration. Most faculty in the department perform research and teach courses in one or two of these areas. MSU sociologists have a rich history of interdisciplinary collaborations not only with other social scientists but also with humanists, physical scientists, and/or life scientists.

    MSU Statement

    Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

    Advertised: Nov 17, 2021 Eastern Standard Time
    Applications close: Nov 17, 2023 Eastern Standard Time

    Organization

    Working at Michigan State University 

    Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

    Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

    We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

    We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

    The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

    Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

    In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

    Top Distinctions

    U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

    • 29th among the nation’s public universities
    • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
    • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
    • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

    Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

    Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

    Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

    Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

    Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

    Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.

     

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