University of Connecticut, Department of Sociology

Position ID:UConn-Sociology-2020151 [#14941, 493485]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Sociology
Appl Deadline: (posted 2019/10/03, listed until 2020/04/03)
Position Description:    

The Department of Sociology at the University of Connecticut invites applications at the rank of Assistant Professor with expertise in and a willingness to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in social theory. Substantive area is open.

The Department of Sociology has 28 faculty members whose research expertise include gender and sexuality, race, racism, and ethnicity, stratification, social movements, human rights, urban, and culture. Other key strengths for the department include globalization, migration, demography, and work. We have approximately 200 undergraduate majors and 38 graduate students.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through extramural funding (in disciplines where applicable), high quality publications, impact as measured through citations, performances and exhibits (in disciplines where applicable), and national recognition as through honorific awards. In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Earned Ph.D. in Sociology; a proven record of excellence in teaching; demonstrated potential in establishing a successful research and scholarship, and a deep commitment to promoting diversity through their academic and research programs. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Commitment to effective teaching, integrating technology into instruction, online instruction; the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY

Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.); commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);  and sample journal articles or books.

Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct a minimum of three and no more than four reference writers to submit letters on your behalf in order to be considered for the position.

Reference letters should be addressed to:

Faculty Search Committee

Search # 2020151, 344 Mansfield Road, Unit 1068

Storrs, CT 06269-1068

Questions about the search can be e-mailed to sociologysearch@uconn.edu. Evaluation of applicants will begin October 23, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

For more information regarding the Department of Sociology please visit the department website at https://sociology.uconn.edu/.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020151)

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.


The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
http://sociology.uconn.edu/
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Department of Sociology
Harry G. Manchester Hall
344 Mansfield Road
Unit 1068
Storrs, CT 06269

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