The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Western Carolina University invites applications for a 9-month fixed term Instructor of Sociology to begin August 1, 2019. Application review will begin in early February 2019 and the position will remain open until filled. Position contingent upon funding.
The successful candidate will have a Master's or Doctoral degree in Sociology with a related interest in medicine and health. They will contribute to the university's Integrated Health Sciences degree program, Sociology degree program, and Liberal Studies Program by teaching Medical Sociology and Introduction to Sociology or Social Problems. The instructor position carries a 4-4 course load with some service expectations. Preference will be given to candidates with related teaching experience.
The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at WCU has a strong commitment to and appreciation of diversity and inclusion that is reflected in our evaluation processes. We value rigorous empirical inquiry into issues of social justice, environmental sustainability, human diversity, and the struggle for equality. We encourage an engaged approach to contemporary social problems that recognizes the importance of activism in creating solutions and positive changes. We seek to provide a place where people of all identities can be actively engaged in supporting and extending our community and these values.
Master's degree in Sociology
PhD in Sociology with a related interest in medicine and health
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Thank you for your interest in this position. To be considered, you must apply online. Applicant should attach a letter of interest, current resume/vitae, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcript and a list of three references (include names, addresses and complete contact information).
For questions or additional information, please contact Kathleen Brennan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.