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University Faculty Sociology

Weber State University
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Oct 31, 2023

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University Faculty Sociology

Requisition Number: F00366P:

Job Description:
The Department of Sociology & Anthropology in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences at Weber State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in sociology. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2024.

We seek candidates whose research and pedagogy has an applied focus and who are willing to explore areas of cross-disciplinary collaboration in accordance with their area of expertise. The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop creative opportunities for student involvement in high-impact, community-based learning experiences, with an eye towards skills development and preparation for academic and non-academic careers.

Job Duties:
The successful candidate should be prepared to undertake undergraduate teaching duties in some of the major courses, with the ability to teach social statistics on a regular basis as well as other core courses to the major, i.e., introduction to sociology, theory, research methods, and capstone. Additional teaching opportunities also include general education, as well as upper-level elective courses in the candidate’s fields of expertise. The teaching load is 4 courses, 3 preps per semester. They will be expected to facilitate and mentor student research, internships and/or other applied community projects in the context of their teaching and/or research. In addition, the position requires service activities at the department, college and/or university level.

Required Qualifications:
Required Qualifications
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in sociology by the position start date.
  • A demonstrated record of teaching excellence.
  • A record of research productivity.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications
  • Quantitative data-based research, experience or expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • Sociology of health and mental health;
    • Sociology of environment and sustainability;
    • Quantitative research methods, data analysis, and data interpretation;
    • Sociology of technology and applied sciences.

  • A record of and commitment to student mentorship, student research and/or community-based, high impact learning.
  • Ability to develop applied, practice-oriented projects in local or regional contexts that could involve students.
  • Willingness to explore areas of cross-disciplinary collaboration in accordance with areas of expertise, and which complement institutional and/or departmental strengths.
  • Ability to engage with and mentor a diverse student body, particularly first-generation and minority students.

Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:
WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays.

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Open Date: 09/08/2023
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Notes to Applicants:
If you are passionate about what you could offer and accomplish here at WSU, we would love to hear from you. To apply, please complete the online application and attach these five items:
  1. a curriculum vitae;
  2. a cover letter explaining how you match program hiring expectations with regard to your teaching, research experience and future professional plans;
  3. a short statement of your teaching philosophy and teaching style;
  4. a summary statement and sample of recent teaching evaluations;
  5. the names and contact information of three professional references.

Review of applications will begin October 30, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Weber State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.

The Sociology Program offers BS degree, BS of sociology teaching, sociology minor, sociology teaching minor, and Ethnic Studies minor. This year, the program has over 100 declared sociology majors and 84 minors with 6 full-time sociology faculty and 6 adjuncts.

Weber State University is a comprehensive public institution that was founded in 1889, and has established a reputation as one of the premier undergraduate teaching institutions in the Intermountain West. The university has embedded the goal of becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution within its strategic plan, and has a strong collaborative relationship with communities in northern Utah, particularly with the city of Ogden through the Ogden Community Action Network. WSU is a leading proponent of sustainability in the Intermountain West, hosting the annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit, and has been recognized with the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its work in partnership with numerous community organizations in the region.

Weber State University serves over 28,000 students, who are enrolled in associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees in business, education, health professions, technology, and the liberal arts and sciences. The University is located in Ogden, Utah, north of Salt Lake City on the western slopes of the Wasatch Mountains. The area offers a wide variety of cultural, educational, and year-round outdoor recreation experiences. Additional information concerning Weber State University is available at

Physical Activity of this position: Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.

Physical Requirements of this position: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or consistently to move objects, including the human body. Sitting most of the time. Walking and standing only occasionally if ever.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

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