The Department of Sociology at Worcester State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Sociology position to begin September 2020. The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for excellence in research and strong commitment to teaching and service. They must be able to teach core courses within the major (e.g. sociological theory, research methods and/or statistics). In addition, the department seeks teacher-scholars committed to public Sociology and social justice, with interests in one or more of the following specialty areas: children/youth/families, structural inequality/social stratification or politics/power/social movements.
Applicants will address their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. As a department engaged in public Sociology and social justice, faculty in the Department of Sociology at Worcester State University strive to teach in ways that stress critical thinking coupled with action. The successful candidate will join a department that provides opportunities to work collaboratively with the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, Ethnic Studies Program, Global Studies Program, Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program, Center for Civic Engagement, the Dennis Brutus Center for the Study of Human Rights, and the Center for Social Innovation.
Qualified applicants will have an earned Ph.D. in Sociology by August 31, 2020.
Salary and rank commensurate with education and experience.
Worcester State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer which seeks to reflect the diversity of its community.
Initial screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
All applicants must apply online at http://worcester.interviewexchange.com
Please submit a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, C.V., sample syllabi, and the names of three individuals who will provide letters of reference for you. At least one letter should speak to your teaching skills.
Applicants must either electronically sign the National Student Clearinghouse Authorization Form as part of the online application process, or submit sealed, original transcripts to Human Resources. If the institution granting the degree does not participate in the clearinghouse, transcripts are required.
All documents should be uploaded to your application; information which cannot be uploaded may be faxed to 508-929-8169 or sent to the following address:
Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and EO/AA
Worcester State University
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602-2597
Internal Number: 120784
About Worcester State University
WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a vibrant public university located in the residential west side of Worcester, Massachusetts, the second largest city in New England and home to 38,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Situated on a compact 58-acre campus, the University offers 50 undergraduate and graduate academic programs to more than 6,400 students annually. The Princeton Review ranks us as one of the 75 "Best Value" public colleges in the country, as well as a "Best in the Northeast" college.