The Department of Sociology in the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs invites applications for a tenure-track position at the advanced Assistant Professor level to begin Fall, 2020. We are seeking a scholar of race who has a strong background and research interest in African American/Black American/Black immigrant experiences and issues, and whose work uses ethnographic research methods. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to other strengths in the sociology department (please visit https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/soc/Facutly_Research_Areas/
) as well as to Maxwell School-wide priorities.
QualificationsCandidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related discipline and must show success in scholarly achievement and productivity, as well as a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching. The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.
ResponsibilitiesThe successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in qualitative research methods, with an emphasis on interviewing and ethnography, in addition to substantive courses on race and related topics.
Conduct and publish scholarly research
Obtain external grants
Application InstructionsFor consideration, interested candidates must apply by September 3 by completing a brief application. You must attach a letter of interest, vita, teaching statement, and one publication or writing sample. in addition candidates must ask three people to submit letters of reference by September 3. You will be notified if additional letters are needed.
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Job Posting Date: 07/03/2019
Open Until Filled: No
Priority Consideration: 09/03/2019
Job Category: Faculty