The Sociology Department, within Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, at Chapman University invites applications for an Instructional Assistant Professor (non-tenure-track) of Sociology with a primary area of expertise in medical sociology or sociology of health and illness. Preferred secondary areas include research methods, social theory, inequality/stratification, quantitative methodology, or deviant behavior. The position begins in August 2023. The ideal candidate will have evidence of demonstrated excellence in teaching (especially in lower- and upper-level courses related to this position), and a record of commitment to contributing to equity and inclusion.Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The university achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities and is ranked as #121 among Best National Universities by US News and World Report (2022-2023). Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about the university is available at https://www.chapman.edu.At Chapman University, we place great value in a diversity of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives, particularly from groups that are traditionally under-represented in higher education within the US. As such we seek candidates who will support and advance our mission of being inclusive of all students in our teaching, our research, our collaborations, our service, and beyond. The university recently hired a new Vice President of diversity, equity, and inclusion to coordinate existing efforts across departments and offices and to cultivate new initiatives that support faculty, students, and staff. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at https://www.chapman.edu/diversity.In addition, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences has established Engaging the World, a series of semester-long, interdisciplinary examinations of key societal issues and challenges, with a focus on “Ethnic Studies” in Fall 2022, and “Health Equity” in Fall 2023: https://www.chapman.edu/wilkinson/about/events/etw-ethnicstudies.aspx
The Sociology Department seeks an Instructional Assistant Professor of Sociology. The department is interested in sociologists with a record of effective and innovative teaching in the areas of Medical Sociology/ or Sociology of Health and Illness, that includes quantitative approaches when studying health-related social phenomena. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching courses for the Sociology major (which may also serve other majors, such as Health Sciences), which could include (but are not limited to) Medical Sociology, Introduction to Sociology, and classes related to the candidate’s secondary area of expertise.Requirements include a Ph.D. in Sociology, or a related field, from an accredited University and a commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity as well as a student-centered learning environment.
The successful candidate will teach lower- and upper-level courses such as (but not limited to) SOC 385-Medical Sociology and SOC 101-Introduction to Sociology. Additional teaching opportunities include existing lower-division courses in the Sociology curriculum as well as the possibility to develop general education courses and electives in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will be an active participant in the department’s activities, including attending department meetings, advising students, and participating in department/college/university events/programs.Non-tenure track faculty members are evaluated on their teaching and service
Qualified applicants should electronically submit:• Cover Letter• Chapman University faculty application• Curriculum vitae• Teaching Statement (2 pages max)• Contact information for three professional referencesvia Academic Jobs Online to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/24167.For inquiries about the positions please email Danielle Espiritu (email@example.com) using the subject line of NTT Sociology Position.In the requested teaching statement, please address any past experience and future plans to enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion.Application review begins March 27, 2023 and continues until the position is filled. Writing samples, evidence of teaching effectiveness and sample syllabi, and/ or unofficial transcripts, may be requested after the initial review of applications by the search committee.This position is subject to final budget review. Chapman University offers a competitive benefits package and a relocation expense reimbursement package. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. The salary range for this Instructional Assistant Professor position is $72,000-$76,000.
Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.