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Anthropology & SociologyPosition Summary:
The primary location of this position is on the main Cullowhee, NC campus.Carnegie statement:
The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Western Carolina University invites applications for a 9-month fixed term Instructor of Sociology to begin August 1, 2022. Application review will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled.
The successful candidate will have at minimum a Master’s degree in Sociology or a Doctoral degree in Sociology with a related interest in medicine and health (preferred). They will contribute to the university’s Integrated Health Sciences degree program, Sociology degree program, and Liberal Studies Program by teaching two sections Medical Sociology each spring and Fall and Semester and Introduction to Sociology. The instructor position carries a 4-4 course load with some service expectations. Preference will be given to candidates with related teaching experience.
The Department of Anthropology and Sociology is a community of scholars made up of students, faculty, and staff who embrace a humanistic and humanitarian view of the world. We value rigorous empirical inquiry into issues of social justice, environmental sustainability, human diversity, and the struggle for equality. We encourage an engaged approach to contemporary social problems which recognizes the importance of activism in creating solutions and positive changes. We challenge pseudo-scientific and populist discourses that seek to naturalize and normalize oppression and exploitation. Instead, we emphasize the social-scientific reality that all people are intrinsically equal and deserving of respect and compassion. We seek to provide a place where people of all identities can be actively engaged in supporting and extending our community and these values.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in SociologyPreferred Qualifications:
PhD in SociologyPosition Type:
Previous teaching experience
Permanent Full-TimeNumber of Months Per Year:
05/23/2022Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Thank you for your interest in this position. To be considered, you must apply online. Background/E-Verify:
Applicant should attach a current vitae, a letter of interest, unofficial transcript from highest earned degree, and a list of three professional references (include names, addresses and complete contact information).
For questions or additional information, please contact Peter P. Nieckarz, Jr., Head the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at [email protected]
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Credential Verification:
Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.AA/EOE:
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.University Safety:
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]
The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.