University of the Ozarks invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology to begin July, 2023. The primary responsibilities of this position include the teaching and advising of Sociology students, as well as contributing to the development of the Sociology program’s curriculum. Preference will be given to those candidates that have earned a Ph.D. degree in Sociology by the time of employment, although ABD will be considered. The appointee to this position is expected to direct student learning opportunities that might include undergraduate research or other applied student experiences and to contribute to the distinctive general education curriculum and the broader academic life of the University of the Ozarks. Individuals with the ability to teach an introductory course in Environmental Sociology are particularly encouraged to apply.
The University values personal attention and collegiality, and a familiarity with and understanding of a small residential campus are highly desirable. Candidates should demonstrate a strong interest in working with a culturally diverse student body. Excellent communication skills and strong support of the University's mission are also required.
About University of the Ozarks: Ranked in the Top 10 of Southern region comprehensive baccalaureate institutions by U. S. News & World Report, University of the Ozarks is a Presbyterian-related institution that blends the liberal arts and professional preparation in a student-centered environment emphasizing quality teaching and student learning. The University serves approximately 800 undergraduate students on a beautiful campus in Clarksville, Arkansas, located along Interstate-40 approximately 90 miles northwest of Little Rock, and nestled between the Arkansas River and the Ozark Mountains. The University serves students from diverse religious, cultural, educational and economic backgrounds and welcomes students from throughout the U.S. and from more than 20 countries around the world. Knowing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and rich and rewarding communities, Ozarks is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. The University is especially interested in applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences and those with a successful record of teaching and working with diverse students, including historically underrepresented minority students and other underserved populations. Recent campaigns have enhanced facilities, academic programs and other campus initiatives. For more information about University of the Ozarks, visit www.ozarks.edu.
Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the search is completed. Please send a letter of application; vita; statement of teaching philosophy; diversity statement; and three current letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching ability, to: email@example.com