LSU Assistant Professor – Sociology – Environmental Sociology and/or Sociology of Health

The Department of Sociology at Louisiana State University invites applications for one tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Sociology in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Responsibilities include teaching two classes each semester. Candidates should show promise of developing a strong record of publications; potential for research funding is also desirable. The selected candidate will be expected to participate in departmental, college, and university service activities commensurate with rank. The department seeks applicants with a specialization in Environmental Sociology and/or Sociology of Health to enhance the departmental and program strengths. The appointment begins August 2020.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Sociology or related field. Candidates with Ph.D. in hand are preferred, but we will consider those who are close to completion and will finish by the time of the appointment. 

LSU Department of Sociology The LSU Department of Sociology, one of the oldest sociology departments in the South, has awarded doctoral degrees for over 80 years with its’ first doctoral degree awarded in 1937. Today, the Department continues to carry on a tradition of dedication to research and teaching as a unit in LSU’s College of Humanities & Social Sciences. The faculty pursues nationally and internationally recognized research on basic and applied social science questions. The department serves over 400 undergraduate majors and 200 undergraduate minors, and make an important contribution to LSU’s general education mission. We are also home to a vibrant Ph.D. program with about 50 graduate students, offering the only Ph.D. in Sociology in the State of Louisiana. Our current faculty pursue nationally and internationally recognized research on basic and applied social science questions. For more information about the department please see https://lsu.edu/hss/sociology/. LSU is Louisiana’s flagship research university and is the only public Carnegie designated Research Extensive University in the state. As the flagship institution, the vision of LSU is to be a leading research-extensive university, challenging undergraduate and graduate students to achieve the highest levels of intellectual and personal development. The mission of LSU is the generation, preservation, dissemination and application of knowledge and cultivation of the arts. For more information on LSU, visit https://lsu.edu.

Special Instructions:

Screening of applicants will begin October 20, 2019, and will continue until a candidate is selected. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a letter of application and curriculum vitae.  A copy of your transcripts(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.  In addition, please have three letters of recommendation sent to: Jessica Erwin, Assistant Professor Search, 126 Stubbs Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 or via email at jessicaerwin@lsu.edu.

Please attached all documents under the “Resume/CV” section of your application.

Additional Position Information:

Background Check – An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits – LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu

Please apply on the LSU Career site here: https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU/job/LSU—Baton-Rouge/Assistant-Professor—Sociology—Environmental-Sociology-and-or-Sociology-of-Health_R00040449

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