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General Statement of Duties: The
Behavioral Sciences Department at Fitchburg State University
invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant
professor of sociology. Candidates should be committed to
excellence in teaching and prepared to teach and develop a wide
range of courses in sociology. Specifically, we welcome candidates
with expertise in Quantitative Research Methods, Medical Sociology,
Drugs and Alcohol, Sociology of Aging, Sociology of Disability, and
Environmental Sociology. The candidate also will have opportunities
to teach summer and winter terms, online and undergraduate evening
courses. A PhD is required for this position.
- The teaching load is twenty four semester hours of credit of
instruction per school year, usually taught as four, three credit
courses per semester.
- Contribute to the sociology program's identity and practices in
the areas of social justice and social inequality, especially by
race, class, and gender
- Instructional responsibilities include courses in Quantitative
Research Methods, Medical Sociology, Drugs and Alcohol, Sociology
of Aging, Sociology of Disability, and Environmental
- Provide academic advising to sociology majors
- Participate in curriculum review and development, program
review, and student outcomes assessment
- Attend university functions, including commencement and
convocation, as well as faculty, committee and departmental
- Participate in scheduled orientation and registration
- Continuing scholarship and professional activities, which may
include research, publishing, and conference presentations;
contributing to professional organizations and societies; public
service; and service to the professional growth and development of
the university community
- Opportunities to teach summer and winter terms, online and
undergraduate and graduate evening courses.
- A PhD in sociology or a related field
- Commitment to excellence in teaching, demonstrated teaching
experience appropriate to the level of appointment, and evidence of
- Ability to utilize advances in technology and software in
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse student
- Experience developing curriculum and course material inclusive
of underrepresented groups is preferred.
- Evidence of serving, and/or research related to diverse,
multicultural populations is also preferred.
- Ability to involve undergraduate students in research
- Must be able to satisfactorily pass a check conducted by the
Criminal History Systems Board (CORI) as well as a completed
background check satisfactory to the university.