The Sociology and Anthropology Department at Utica College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 1, 2019. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the start date. Teaching experience is preferred. The candidate should be prepared to teach introduction to sociology, as well as courses on race and ethnicity, intersectionality, and globalization/diaspora studies. The candidate should have teaching & research experience in mixed methods, pulling from both quantitative and qualitative strategies. Potential elective courses may include sociology of families, sport and society, and/or sociology of the body. Topically, the candidate should compliment areas of interest currently in the department. Specialists in African American and Latin American studies are especially welcome. The teaching load is 4 courses a semester on ground, but could possibly include online courses. Courses will contribute to major requirements and electives, as well as the campus-wide general education program. Most courses will be taught at the undergraduate level, but there is the possibility that these candidates could contribute to the social science analytics courses for the online Date Science program.
In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.
To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, and three references. Candidates are asked to submit an additional reflective statement about teaching in the required applicant document titled “diversity statement”. Since Utica College strives to be a diverse and inclusive community, it is essential that you include in this statement a reflection on the kinds of experiences you have had, and the kinds of approaches you would take, teaching and working with a diverse student body. (For the definition of diversity that we use at Utica College, please see the following web page: http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/diversity/aboutus.cfm.)
Applications that do not address diversity will be considered incomplete.
In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link: https://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf
For full consideration, complete applications must be received by December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. References will be solicited to submit letters for candidates upon application.
Utica College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups, including disabled and veterans as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.
About Utica College
Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.
A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.