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Assistant Professor, Sociology or Social Work

Gannon University
Pennsylvania, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Feb 22, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology & Archaeology, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology or Social Work to begin in August 2022.  The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Sociology and Social Work, including but not limited to introductory sociology, statistics and research methods, and social welfare policy.  The area of specialization is open; candidates whose work demonstrates a commitment to social justice, inclusive excellence, and diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.  The Department of Criminal Justice and Social Work offers rich opportunities for collaboration with faculty and students in multiple undergraduate and graduate programs. The successful candidate will advise students and prepare them intellectually, professionally, and personally, and will be expected to engage in scholarly activities in keeping with the Boyer Model of Scholarship as is appropriate to the application and receipt of tenure and promotion at Gannon.  Requirements include an earned doctorate in Sociology, Social Work, or a related field (completed by the time of appointment) with demonstrated teaching excellence in higher education.  Candidates must be able to support and promote the University's inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its liberal arts and professional education traditions.   
Gannon is located in the heart of downtown Erie, Pennsylvania, along the shores of Lake Erie and close to businesses, organizations, and government agencies that are active partners in helping our students receive a hands-on education. Erie is a major tourist destination boasting 11 beaches, a wide variety of seasonal activities, professional sports teams, a professional symphony, multiple venues for live theater and music, and many other entertainment options. Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Buffalo are within a two-hour drive.
Gannon University seeks excellence through inclusiveness and invites women and members of underrepresented groups to apply. Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, C.V., evidence of effective teaching methods and productive scholarship in your respective field, and the contact information for three professional references to of applications will begin immediately, and this position will remain open until filled. The finalist will be required to submit an original transcript from the institution awarding his/her terminal degree. References will not be contacted without prior notification to the applicants. Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about Gannon, visit
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