Sociology - Assistant Professor
Union College - Schenectady, NY

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Tenure track Assistant Professor of Sociology with expertise in applied sociology/social work. Teaching responsibilities will include Introduction to Sociology, Social Work and Human Services, Deviance, and a mix of courses focused on social work, social welfare, and social policy consistent with the candidate’s areas of expertise. Service learning components may be included in courses. The normal load is six courses across a trimester system. However, faculty usually supervise senior projects which count for one of the courses. Position starts Fall of 2013. A PhD. in sociology, social work, or closely related field is required, and experience in social work/human services preferred. Successful candidates must present evidence of teaching effectiveness and an active research program. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a current CV, a writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to David A. Cotter, Chair, Sociology Department, Union College, 807 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12308. To receive full consideration, applications must be received by December 17th 2012. Union College is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Founded in 1795, Union College was the first institution of higher learning chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York, and it continues to be one of the premier Liberal Arts Colleges in the country. Located in the heart of New York’s Capital District, Union College’s stunning campus is only a short drive away from New York City, Boston, and Montreal. For more information on Union College see

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