Assistant Professor of Sociology
Code: 16085 Posted: 11/14/2019
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Sociology.
This position is for a tenure track Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department who will teach courses in the area of race and ethnicity as well as general courses in Sociology. Evidence of excellent teaching and an appreciation of the role of research at an undergraduate liberal arts institution are essential. We are looking for a scholar with expertise in Latinx and African-American populations. Candidates who have expertise in intersectional oppressions such as race/gender/class, are preferred. We are a social justice oriented department and particularly value scholars whose work connects to communities.
Applicants must have demonstrated ability to teach courses in the Sociology of African Americans and Latinx populations and have evidence of research potential and/or productivity.
The usual teaching load is four courses per semester.
Essential Job Functions
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities Include, but are not Limited to:
- Teaching undergraduate courses in sociology. Faculty may also have an opportunity to teach in our MAPS (Master of Arts in Applied Professional Studies) program.
- Teaching undergraduate Latinx and African American Sociological Studies
- Teaching online and evening classes
- Conducting high quality research with expectation for peer-reviewed publication
- Actively participating in service to the department, college and university.
- Retention and promotion are assessed based on excellence of teaching (60%).
- Scholarly research (30%).
- Service (10%) to the Sociology Department, College of Social Science and Professional Studies, and University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
Essential Knowledge And Abilities
- Knowledge and ability to teach courses
- Knowledge and ability to conduct research and scholarly activities
- Contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge and respect for those of other cultures or backgrounds.
- Ability to analyze data for program improvement, assessment.
- Ergonomic Requirements: Sufficient mobility and dexterity to move around office, campus and community. Ability to work with keyboard, mouse and monitor.
- Ability to attend meetings, Workshops, and conferences.
- Equipment to be used on the job: Laptop, and/or desktop computer, printer, copier, projector, tablets, Smart Boards, Video Conferencing, Interactive Whiteboard Systems, telephone including voice mail and Fax.
Education, Experience, Training And/or Certifications
- Ph.D. in Sociology or related field required by start date of August 24, 2020
- Evidence of scholarly research with specialization in Latinx and African American populations.
Salary and Benefits
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.
Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.
STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:
External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
STEP 2: Submit application materials
Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:
- Letter of Application
- Current Curriculum Vitae
- Contact Information for three references
Review of Applications
Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday December 15th, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.
You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.
Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.
In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.
Legal Notices and Important Information
Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. (see TC1 - App. 4 and p. 12)
Note: Criminal Background Check – The Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division prohibits employers from using criminal background check information, policies or practices that have a “disparate impact” and is not “job-related and consistent with business necessity” in hiring decisions. All information used to screen or hire job applications should relate to the duties of the job.
UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
UW-Parkside is committed to providing an environment in which our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff can thrive. We aspire to foster a more equitable and inclusive climate and culture between and among students, faculty, and staff, and to improve justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in every aspect of campus life. Please visit The Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for additional information.
It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.
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Transcripts will be required upon hire.