Lecturer in Sociology

Employer
University of North Carolina at Asheville
Location
North Carolina, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Mar 22, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of North Carolina Asheville Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a Lecturer in Sociology for a 2-year term beginning in Fall 2021. The Lecturer will teach 3 courses per semester, including Introduction to Sociology and other courses in the Lecturers’ areas of expertise that complement and enhance the department’s social justice focus. A PhD in Sociology is preferred, though ABDs will be considered. 

Individuals with a passion for undergraduate teaching and interest in a career at an institution focused on the liberal arts are strongly encouraged to apply.

 UNC Asheville is a leading public liberal arts institution with a deep commitment to teaching. It is the designated liberal arts university of the UNC system and is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. The faculty at UNC Asheville teach across our required interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Core (LAC) curriculum, in courses that include first-year seminars; diversity intensive courses; courses that engage scientific perspectives, the intersection of arts and ideas, and a central component of the curriculum--our Humanities Program.

UNCA is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic and educational community, welcoming and supportive of faculty and staff from all racial, ethnic, economic, religious, gender, and gender-identity backgrounds. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds and interests align with this commitment. The successful candidate will be excited to engage a diverse community of learners, including first-generation college students and students from under-represented groups and/or under-resourced high schools, through varied, innovative, and student-focused pedagogies. 

Applicants should submit the following electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu:

  • Cover Letter addressing your interest in this position and why you are a fit for our institution, your teaching philosophy, and a description of your scholarly interests and the ways in which you engage or contribute to the evolution of your discipline. 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diversity Statement: 1-2 pages describing: (a) your experience in advancing diversity in teaching, scholarship and/or service; (b) examples of demonstrated leadership potential in the area of equity and inclusion; and (c) your understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion to the mission of a liberal arts university.
  • References: Names and contact information for three references from whom we will request letters of reference to be sent separately; these references should address your written, verbal and interpersonal skills; ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; and potential to develop and maintain a successful research program.

 

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Marcia Ghidina (ghidina@unca.edu).

UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.