University Faculty Sociology
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
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
- Applicants must have a Ph.D. in sociology by the position start
- A demonstrated record of teaching excellence.
- A record of research productivity.
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.
- 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
- Sociology of technology and applied sciences.
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
Open Until Filled:
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:
- a curriculum vitae;
- a cover letter explaining how you match program hiring
expectations with regard to your teaching, research experience and
future professional plans;
- a short statement of your teaching philosophy and teaching
- a summary statement and sample of recent teaching
- the names and contact information of three professional
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
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
Physical Requirements of this position:
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
None. The worker is not substantially exposed to
adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or
To apply, visit https://jobs.weber.edu/postings/20814