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Assistant Professor of Sociology

Stephen F. Austin State University, a member of The University of Texas System, invites applicants for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position in the College of Liberal and Applied Arts, beginning August 2024. This position is one of three new faculty hires across the college that will form part of an interdisciplinary cohort of community-engaged scholars. Students in the college are increasingly from historically underrepresented social, cultural, and economic backgrounds. The search is a collaborative effort between sociology, social work, and criminal justice to bridge academic, student, and local populations. Candidates should demonstrate how their teaching, mentoring, research, and/or service engages underserved communities.

The Assistant Professor of Sociology position will be housed in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Specific areas of expertise are open. The successful candidate will teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate sociology courses, which might include Social Problems, Race and Ethnic Relations, Society and Identity, Sociology of Gender, in addition to courses related to their areas of interest. The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for teaching excellence, the ability to establish a scholarly research agenda, interest in service and shared governance, and a commitment to community outreach and engagement.

A PhD in Sociology or related field is required at the time of appointment. Standard teaching load is 4/4, with new hires receiving a reduced 3/3 course assignment during their first year. The college also provides startup, moving, and ongoing professional development funds for travel and research.

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