The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in sociology to begin in September 2018.
Essential and Related Functions:
We are interested in hiring someone who focuses on social stratification and inequality with the ability to cover some of the following areas: economic sociology, institutional analysis, criminology, and/or environmental sociology. In addition, the new hire will be required to teach at least one course a year in the Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability. Opportunities also exist to contribute to other interdepartmental programs and minors, such as Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Africana Studies; East Asian Studies; Environmental Studies; Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Middle East and South Asia Studies; Film and Visual Culture; and Russian Area Studies.
Ph.D. in Sociology required and teaching experience is desired.
The ideal candidate for our department should be committed to teaching excellence within the liberal arts tradition and be an active scholar whose ongoing research inspires classroom discussion and innovation.
Type: Full-time, With Benefits
Special Instructions to Applicants:
When applying to this position online, please submit supporting materials – a letter of application, C.V., contact information for three letters of recommendation, writing sample, and evidence of teaching excellence if available.
Early applications (received by July 31, 2017) will receive full consideration for interviews at the ASA meetings in August. The final date for applications to be considered fully is September 15, 2017.
Washington and Lee University is committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of faculty, staff, and students who celebrate a myriad of experiences, cultures, points of view, and interests. Washington and Lee University is committed to equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination.
Internal Number: 3344
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