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Assistant/Associate Professor of Sociology 998212

Xavier University
Ohio, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 14, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, Other Humanities, Religion, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
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Full Time
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Xavier University is part of the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts and is strongly committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. These values are central to our mission. We strive for a climate of respect and inclusiveness that welcomes and supports members from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, is committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry, and deliberately seeks out multiple perspectives.

The Sociology program at Xavier University invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track or tenured positions at the Assistant or Associate level to start in Fall 2022. Research and teaching specialties in a wide variety of subfields of sociology will be considered. Specializations in the sociology of health and medicine, urban studies, immigration studies, or racial and ethnic minority studies are especially desired. The successful candidates will join the Department of Race, Intersectionality, Gender, and Sociology (RIGS), encompassing Xavier’s Sociology program and Gender and Diversity Studies (GDST) program. Candidates who can teach courses that contribute to both programs are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position Responsibilities:

Research-active tenure-track and tenured faculty at Xavier typically teach three courses each semester, with course reductions granted for additional administrative or institutional responsibilities. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory sociology, sociological research methods, and courses in their area(s) of expertise. An active scholarly agenda in their area(s) of interest and service to the department and university as appropriate to rank and position are also expected.

Required Qualifications:
  • Terminal degree (Ph.D.) in Sociology or closely aligned discipline by September 2022.
  • Open to candidates at both the tenure-track Assistant and tenured Associate level.
Desired Qualifications:
  • College-level teaching experience in area of specialty to diverse populations of students.
  • Willingness to engage students in active learning consistent with both the liberal arts tradition and Xavier’s mission.
  • Evidence of having worked with diverse populations in a broader community-engagement context.
About Xavier University:

Xavier’s urban location in Cincinnati allows faculty to work with a range of community partners to develop engaged learning and internship opportunities. Xavier is one of 15 of our 27 American Jesuit institutions that have earned the Carnegie Foundation's Community Engagement Classification (CE Classification). Nationally, we are one of 361 campuses who have received this designation since 2008. Xavier is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities as well as the Big East. U.S. News and World Report has ranked the University 20 years in a row among the top 10 Midwest colleges and universities. Around 20% of Xavier’s undergraduate students identify as persons of color.

Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

On Applicant Diversity:

Consistent with Xavier’s strategic plan, Xavier is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment; we welcome a broad spectrum of candidates, and particularly invite applications from women, ethnic and racial minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession. We seek a broad spectrum of candidates, of any faith tradition or no faith tradition, who are equally committed to fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences and to creating an inclusive environment in the classroom and university setting. Xavier will sponsor a successful candidate’s visa if needed.

Application Requirements:

Applicants should submit a dossier on Xavier University's website, including the following, in a maximum of 5 separate files:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Statement of research agenda and writing/scholarship sample
  4. Teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness (including sample syllabi and evaluations)
  5. Graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable at application stage)

Finalists will be asked to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent.

For full consideration, submit applications by 15 November, 2021, when the review of applications will begin. We expect to interview a short list of candidates remotely in December, followed by campus visits for finalists.

Contact: For any questions, please contact Dr. Kandi Stinson, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Sociology program, at .

Xavier University will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 3, 2022. Newly hired employees will be required to provide vaccination status upon on-boarding. Vaccine exemptions may be granted for medical or religious reasons.

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