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Assistant Professor of Sociology

Employer
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Location
Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 14, 2024

Job Details


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Type of Position:Faculty - Non-Tenure

Workstudy Position:

No

Job Type:Regular

Work Shift:

Sponsorship Available:

No

Institution Name: University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

University of Arkansas – Fort Smith

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is a dynamic, mid-sized public university that’s redefining higher education. We’re on a mission to provide transformative, hands-on learning experiences for students of all backgrounds and aspirations. Our multi-faceted approach to education offers a wealth of opportunities, with over 70 academic programs, including certificates, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. We’re committed to building a diverse community that mirrors Arkansas’s rich tapestry, reflecting our dedication to serving the state’s varied population while enhancing the quality of our institution.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life, and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10 percent of employee salary.

Fort Smith, Arkansas

Nestled along the Arkansas River, this vibrant city offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the Old West at the Fort Smith National Historic Site, explore the eclectic local art scene, or take a scenic stroll along the picturesque riverfront trails. With a welcoming community, diverse dining options, and a thriving downtown, Fort Smith is the ideal destination for history enthusiasts and those seeking modern amenities.

Thank you for your interest in joining our university. Below you will find details for the position including any supplementary documentation and/or questions you should review before submitting your application. For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at (479) 788-7080.

If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process please contact Human Resources at 479-788-7080. Applicants are required to submit a request for each position to which they have applied.

Department:History, Social Sciences, and Philosophy

Department's Website:

Uafs.edu

Summary of Job Duties:The Department of HSSP at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Sociology to start in August 2024. This is a standard nine-month faculty, non-tenure track appointment. Our department is multidisciplinary and seeks an applicant with an interest in working with others outside their own field of specialization. The position reports to the Department Chair of History, Social Sciences, Philosophy.

Qualifications:

Required Education and/or Work Experience: Ph.D. in Sociology, or ABD with firm defense date considered, from an accredited institution of higher education.

Preferred Education and/or Work Experience: Five-five years of college-level teaching experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

To perform the job successfully, the following competencies are required for the essential functions of this position:
  • Applicants should have familiarity with Workday and fluency in Blackboard.
  • Ability to utilize technology in the classroom and online course modules.
  • Demonstrated abilities in effective pedagogical practices.
  • Knowledge of and skills in student focused learning and teaching styles.
  • Employ culturally responsive teaching pedagogies and approaches .
  • Ability to build an inclusive learning environment.
  • Create and maintain an environment which emphasizes learning, encourages free discussion of ideas and critical thinking .
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Commitment to working within a team.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for teaching undergraduate courses, both online and in the classroom. Course load is 24 hours per academic year, or 12 hours per semester.
  • Teaching would include the General Education courses of Introduction to Diversity Studies and Introduction to Sociology, and in subject areas related to race, gender, family, death, dying, aging, and ability.
  • Evaluate progress of students concerning educational matters and grade student work.
  • Assessment of learning outcomes and student progress
  • Service to department, college, and University, including committees and assessments.
  • Participating in departmental decision-making, and performing other departmental, college, and university service.
  • Recruitment and retention of students.
  • Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
  • Maintain an active program of personal scholarly advancement, including appropriate national and regional presentations and publication.
  • Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and by providing leadership to subordinates.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Additional Information:

Salary Information:

$50,000-52,000/year, commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Special Instructions to Applicants:For full consideration, please apply by April 12, 2024.

Recruitment Contact Information:

Human Resources 479-788-7080

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, financial history background check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:

Frequent Physical Activity:

Occasional Physical Activity:

Benefits Eligible:Yes

Company

UAFS

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith offers a rich, vibrant learning environment for nearly 6,000 students each semester. UAFS aims to build its reputation as a regional destination for high-quality, affordable education, where diverse groups of aspirational students and faculty thrive and excel.

For more than 90 years, the university has been a mainstay of Fort Smith with a history as unique as each student who ever enrolled.

Through dynamic academic programs, innovative research opportunities, and transformational centers of intellectual and economic development, UAFS will advance its community and become an institution renowned for educating and inspiring the ambitious students who call it home.

 

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