The School of Public Policy at Oregon State University invites applicants for a full-time (1.0) FTE, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin September 16, 2013. The successful candidate must have a PhD in Sociology or a closely-related discipline with a demonstrated record of teaching and scholarship. Priority consideration will be given to candidates with a commitment to teaching undergraduate sociological theory in combination with policy-related scholarship in inequality, social justice, and/or material hardship. Ideally, the successful candidate will be available for appointment effective September 2013.
This position will teach and participate in the School of Public Policy, which offers Masters and PhD degrees in Public Policy and undergraduate BA/BS degrees in Economics, Political Science, and Sociology. The successful candidate will teach both graduate and undergraduate level courses in the Sociology program. The successful candidate will also be responsible for developing a robust research agenda that furthers the strategic goals of OSU and the School of Public Policy. The appointee will also provide service to the Department, University, and wider community as appropriate.
Oregon State University is one of only ten American Universities to hold the Land Grant, Sea Grant, and Space Grant designations and is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive university.
50%Teaching courses in undergraduate sociological theory, and graduate and undergraduate courses in social policy, inequality, social justice, and/or material hardship. Advising graduate students as appropriate in their scholastic, academic, research, and professional development.
40% Engage in policy-relevant research; seek external grants to fund own and students' research; and publish results in appropriate peer-reviewed journals, books, or other appropriate venues.
10% Provide service to the School in the form of committee work and attendance at relevant School, College, and University events; provide service to the profession through attendance and presentation at meetings, manuscript reviewing, and leadership activities; provide service to the larger community through engagement with policy issues of relevance to Oregonians, Americans, and the World.
Position Duties (continued):
Working Conditions/Work Schedule:
PhD (or equivalent) at time of appointment in Sociology, or a closely-related discipline.
Commitment to teaching Sociological theory.
Demonstrated record of teaching and scholarship.
Focus on policy-relevant scholarship related to inequality, social justice, and/or material hardship.
Demonstrated or potential capacity to engage with policy makers.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only)
40% Develop an ongoing research program that results in the publication of peer-reviewed journal articles in appropriate journals (or equivalent); advise policy graduate students each year; and regularly seek external funding opportunities.
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search:
Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants
For Full Consideration Date
Recommended Full-Time Salary Range
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity is:
A preferred qualification
Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 1, 2012. Applications will continue to be accepted after the for full consideration date until the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
1) Resume/CV that includes the names of three professional references, their e-mails, and telephone numbers (Upload reference contacts as, "Other Document" if not included with your CV).
2) Cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.
3) Evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as course syllabi or course evaluations (upload as "Other Document2").
4) Graduate Transcripts (If over 5MB in size, submit to contact person listed below).
5) Writing sample(s) (e.g., publication, book chapter)(upload as "Other Document3").
Documents over 5 MB in size should be sent directly to:
Mecila Cross at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about this posting contact: Denise Lach (541) 737-5471 email@example.com
OSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and has a practice of being responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.
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