The T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics (SSFD) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a position as Assistant Teaching Professor in the Sociology program beginning July 1, 2023. This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits eligible, non-tenure eligible teaching position. The School values cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can enhance the inclusiveness and diversity of our school.
About the School:
The T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics is located on ASU’s Tempe campus. Tempe is part of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, the 11th largest and 2nd fastest growing metropolitan area in the country, where demographic change, cultural diversity, and socio-economic disparities demand new models of higher education. The School is home to a vibrant, interdisciplinary community of over 60 teaching, research, and clinical faculty members. It hosts two undergraduate majors (Sociology and Family and Human Development) with approximately 1,800 undergraduates enrolled in in-person, online, or hybrid degree programs. The School offers MA, MS (online and campus based), and PhD (campus-based) degrees in Family and Human Development and Sociology. The School works to develop an inclusive and thriving community that reflects the sociodemographic diversity of our state and nation. More information about our school is available at https://thesanfordschool.asu.edu/
About the Sociology Program:
The Sociology program trains students to think critically, to be accountable to the communities with which they engage, and to utilize a full repertoire of critical theoretical perspectives and innovative research methods, with training in quantitative and qualitative approaches. With strengths in the sociology of race, inequality, and law and society, the Sociology faculty engages diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to study society, institutions, communities, families, and individuals. Many of our faculty are engaged in university initiatives, including The Global Sport Institute, The Latino Resilience Enterprise, The Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center, and The Global Center for Applied Health Research.
Areas of expertise in Sociology are open, with a preference for scholars who add to areas of strength among current faculty, and can contribute to the core mission of the university in teaching and service. The successful candidate will teach large face-to-face and online undergraduate classes including Introduction to Sociology, and other required and elective courses in Sociology. The candidate will also be expected to mentor undergraduate students, contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, participate in service to the school and university, and support the growth of the sociology curriculum.
• PhD candidacy in sociology, or closely related field, prior to the appointment start date
• Evidence or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching
• Ability to teach undergraduate courses in Sociology
•Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse student, faculty, and staff populations and communities
• Demonstrated experience or potential for excellence in mentoring students
• Potential to contribute to the growth of the Sociology curriculum
• Potential to teach MA level Sociology courses
• Demonstrated experience or potential to teach online
Applications will be accepted through Interfolio, http://apply.interfolio.com/122806. Complete application materials must contain the following items:
• A letter of application in which you describe your skills and experiences that align with the assistant professor position;
• A complete curriculum vitae that details your educational and professional history;
• A teaching statement and evidence of successful teaching such as teaching evaluations, samples of instructional materials
• A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence;
• Submit a list of three references for the unit to request letters of recommendation, include contact information.
Review of completed applications will begin on May 4, 2023. Complete applications will be reviewed each week thereafter until the position is closed. For additional information, please feel free to contact the search committee chair, Nilda Flores-Gonzalez, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASU Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:
The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting https://the college.asu.edu/faculty.
ASU upholds the values expressed in its charter: ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural, and overall health of the communities it serves. ASU is committed to advancing anti-racist policies and practices to accelerate meaningful change and to contribute to a national agenda for social justice with the goal of enhancing diversity, growth and opportunity for underrepresented groups and individuals at ASU. (See https://president.asu.edu/commitment).
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