Tenure-track, Assistant Professor, West Chester University


Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success.  The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sociology at the Assistant Professor level beginning fall of 2016.  The Department seeks a Sociologist with research and teaching specialization in two of three of the following areas:  social change, education, and economic sociology.  Preference will be given to candidates that take a critical approach in their research and teaching. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach Introduction to Sociology and/or Sociology of the Family in the general education program. We expect the candidate to teach existing courses and develop new courses in their area of expertise. The ability to integrate technology in the delivery of course materials and teach online/hybrid courses is expected. This hire will enhance the Department’s mission to provide students with the ability to analyze structural inequalities, advance student knowledge of today’s human condition, and provide relevant skills for student success.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to working with a diverse student population.  A PhD in Sociology is required by the start of the fall semester 2016, and candidates should have a strong record of teaching, research, and potential for publication.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of interest, teaching philosophy, and a writing sample to our online application system at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm. Three letters of recommendation should be emailed directly by the referees to search-sociology@wcupa.edu and include the applicant’s name on the subject line.  Review of applications will begin November 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.  Candidates selected for campus interview will be expected to provide a teaching demonstration and a research presentation.  Applicants must successfully complete this interview process to be considered finalists. The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background and consumer reporting checks. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances West Chester University’s educational mission and Strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  West Chester University is a regional comprehensive institution that is the largest university in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.  It has a population of over 16,600 graduate and undergraduate students and is located 25 miles west of Philadelphia and 120 miles from New York City and Washington, DC.

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