Assistant Professor of Sociology, Arizona State University
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY Arizona State University
T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics
The T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics (SSFD) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Sociology. This is a full-time, benefits eligible, tenure-track, academic year (9-month) faculty position with a start date of August 16, 2023, and is open to any areas of expertise in Sociology. The School values cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can enhance the inclusiveness and diversity of our school.
About the School:
The T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics is located on ASU’s Tempe campus. Tempe is part of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, the 11th largest and 2nd fastest growing metropolitan area in the country, where demographic change, cultural diversity, and socio-economic disparities demand new models of higher education. The School is home to a vibrant, interdisciplinary community of over 60 teaching, research, and clinical faculty members. It hosts two undergraduate majors (Sociology and Family and Human Development) with approximately 1,800 undergraduates enrolled in in-person, online, or hybrid degree programs. The School offers MA, MS (online and campus based), and PhD (campus-based) degrees in Family and Human Development and Sociology. The School works to develop an inclusive and thriving community that reflects the sociodemographic diversity of our state and nation. More information about our school is available at https://thesanfordschool.asu.edu/
About the Sociology Program:
The Sociology program trains students to think critically, to be accountable to the communities with which they engage, and to utilize a full repertoire of critical theoretical perspectives and innovative research methods, with training in quantitative and qualitative approaches. With strengths in the sociology of race, inequality, and law and society, the Sociology faculty engages diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to study society, institutions, communities, families, and individuals. Many of our faculty are engaged in university initiatives, including The Global Sport Institute, The Latino Resilience Enterprise, The Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center, and The Global Center for Applied Health Research.
Areas of expertise in Sociology are open, with a preference for scholars who add to or strengthen areas of research among current faculty, and can contribute to the core mission of the university
in research, teaching, and service. The candidate will be expected to teach sociology courses, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, develop a vigorous research program, maintain an active agenda of peer-reviewed publications, contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, participate in service to the university and profession, and support the growth of the sociology program.
- PhD in sociology, or closely related field, prior to the appointment start date
- Evidence of (or demonstrated potential) for excellence in research
- Scholarly record commensurate with career level
- Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Sociology
- Demonstrated experience for excellence in teaching and/or mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels
- Demonstrated commitment to and/or success in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across disciplines
- Demonstrated potential or excellence in communication and publication in area of
Applications will be accepted through Interfolio, at http://apply.interfolio.com/114589. Complete application materials must contain the following items:
- A letter of application in which you describe your skills and experiences that align with the assistant professor position;
- A complete curriculum vitae that details your educational and professional history;
- A statement describing your research vision and plans
- A statement describing your teaching philosophy; •
- One writing sample (published or unpublished paper, or dissertation chapter);
- Submit three letters of recommendation.
Review of completed applications will begin on November 12, 2022. Complete applications will be reviewed each week thereafter until the position is closed. For additional information, please feel free to contact the search committee chair, Nilda Flores-Gonzalez, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASU Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:
A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and
inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence;
The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community. ASU upholds the values expressed in its charter: ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public
value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural, and overall health of the communities it serves. ASU is committed to advancing anti-racist policies and practices to accelerate meaningful change and to contribute to a national agenda for social justice with the goal of enhancing diversity, growth and opportunity for underrepresented groups and individuals at ASU. (See https://president.asu.edu/commitment).
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