Chair - Department of Sociology and Criminology



Butler University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications to join the Department of Sociology & Criminology at the associate or full professor level as the department chair. The department has six full-time faculty­, and offers degrees in sociology and criminology, with an optional concentration in social work and social policy within the sociology major, as well as combined majors with psychology. For more information about the department, see https://www.butler.edu/sociology-criminology .

The teaching load for the chair is 2 courses per semester. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in sociology and at least six years teaching experience after the PhD. The successful candidate must be an accomplished scholar as well as teacher, with excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Prior administrative experience is preferred. The successful candidate must also be committed to building an inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population. Candidates with research and teaching expertise in the following areas are encouraged to apply: international and comparative sociology; race, ethnicity and immigration; deviance and crime; social theory; or social policy. Other areas will also be considered. The department welcomes candidates with experience in undergraduate research, internship programs, and other engaged-learning pedagogies.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts of grad­uate work, teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching excellence, as well as a statement of research plans, teaching philosophy, and administrative philosophy. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide at least three letters of recommendation.

Send application materials electronically to soc-application@butler.edu .

For questions about the position, contact Dr. Stuart Glennan, Associate Dean and Chair of the search committee: sglennan@butler.edu .

Review of applications will begin January 4, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Hiring for this position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Butler University is a comprehensive, liberal arts-based institution with student population of 5500 (4500 undergraduate), located in a residential area of Indianapolis. Butler is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, individuals with a disability, or any other legally protected category.

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