Faculty - Assistant Professor of Sociology (Public May Apply)

Faculty - Assistant Professor of Sociology (Public May Apply)

Code: 13024 Posted: 04/06/2017

 The Sociology /Anthropology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Sociology scheduled to start in the 2017-2018 academic year.
Responsibilities include teaching the following courses in both face-to-face and online formats: Introduction to Statistics (through regression), Report Writing for the Social Sciences, Research Methods, and Data Collection and Analysis. This position will teach 18 credits annually (3/3 standard fall/spring teaching load) in the Sociology program. Opportunities to teach additional courses in the summer and winterim semesters maybe available in both semesters for additional compensation depending upon the needs of the sociology department. This position is expected to establish and maintain an active research program in the sociology field. In addition the position will be expected to contribute service to UW-Parkside, the College of Social Sciences Professional Studies, the Sociology Department, Profession and Community including advising students in the sociology program. In addition to teaching, responsibilities will include acting as the lead advisor for both a newly instituted Online Degree Completion Program in Sociology and a Masters of Professional Studies Program currently under development. Other duties as assigned.

Identification of major areas of responsibilities and percentages devoted to each.
60% A. Teaching
  1. Teach the following core courses for the Sociology major: Research Report Writing for the Social Sciences, Introduction to Statistics, Research Methods, Data Collection an Analysis, Senior Seminar, and Introduction to Sociology in both face-to-face and online formats.
  2. Teach the following substantive courses: Sociology of Education, Sociological Social Psychology. 
  3. Use community based learning and other high impact practices.
  4. Other courses as assigned.
17% B. Advising
  1. Assists the registrar in evaluating transcripts for applicants to the online degree completion program in Sociology and the Masters of Professional Studies Program.
  2. Academic advising for students in the two programs.
17% C. Research
  1. Maintain an active sociological research program.
6% D. Service
  1. Participate in faculty governance
  2. Participate in service activities for the department, the profession, and the community.
  • Teaching sociology at the university level 
  • Effective communication with students in written and oral format.
  • Ability to read and understand student transcripts
  • Ability to help students define and meet their goals.
  • Ergonomics 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, seminars and conferences.
  • Equipment to be used on the job: laptop or desktop computer, printer, copier, projector, telephone including voicemail and FAX.
  • PhD in Sociology or a closely related field
  • Demonstrated ability to teach the following courses in both face-to-face and online formats: Introduction to Statistics (Through Regression), Report Writing for the Social Sciences, Research Methods, and Data Collection and Analysis
  • Evidence of research potential and productivity
  • Demonstrated ability to provide students with community based learning experiences in both online and face-to-face formats
  • Experience and demonstrated effectiveness in academic advising
  • Demonstrated experience of working effectively with diverse student and faculty populations
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor students toward desired career goals 

Commensurate with experience and education. System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf
Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/


Applications submitted by Wednesday, May 10, 2017 will have full consideration; position is open until filled.

STEP 1: Select the applicable link below:

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  • Letter addressing your qualifications for the position
  • A full Curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • Name and current contact information from three professional references 
  • Transcripts (unofficial acceptable at the application stage)
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Please Note:
In instances where the Search and Screen 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.


A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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 disabilities.


The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a comprehensive campus of the University of Wisconsin System with approximately 4800 students, 120 faculty, and 70 instructional academic staff offering 33 undergraduate majors and 3 master's degrees in 22 academic departments. The campus is located between the cities of Kenosha and Racine in southeastern Wisconsin, within the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor.

The university is situated on 700 acres of prairie and woodland approximately two miles west of Lake Michigan. Consisting of 15 buildings, the coherence and unity of the original campus design within its natural landscape has been sustained over four decades of development. Recent additions include a renovated and expanded student center, a 250 bed suite-style residence hall, and a greatly expanded and renovated center for the arts and humanities.

Contact Name: Paul Aceto

Contact Phone: 262-595-2177

Contact Email: acetop@uwp.edu

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