THE POSITION: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN SOCIOLOGY The Sociology Department at Whitworth University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in Sociology. The area of emphasis is applied sociology, preference will be given to candidates who have a strong background in community based research, applied sociology, social welfare or social work and can also contribute to the other tracks and degrees in the department: social analysis, global sociology, and criminology and criminal justice.
The Whitworth Sociology Department’s mission is to prepare students with the skills to describe, explain, interpret, and make a difference in social life. The department equips students to promote well-being in the arenas of social life around them and encourages students to explore the relationships between sociology and faith. To these ends, students are expected to master the substantive content of sociology and its methods of research and data analysis, to develop an ideal vision of social life as informed by sociology and their deepest convictions, and to be prepared to advance that vision through a career and social engagement. The faculty is committed to providing excellence in teaching, scholarship and mentoring, and to modeling community engagement through research, writing, consultation, and service.
RESPONSIBILITIES The anticipated full-time load will consist primarily of teaching undergraduate courses drawn from the following areas: sociology, social welfare, community based research, social service and community action. In addition, the person filling this position will be expected to contribute to the University’s Core program, as well as take a leadership role in the department’s applied social research lab. All faculty are expected to maintain an active research agenda and to provide quality mentoring and advising to undergraduate students.
The Sociology department at Whitworth University values diversity of background and experience. We seek scholars who enjoy collaborating with undergraduate students on applied research projects and who seek the challenge of inspiring students to reach their full potential. We believe that teachers with diverse backgrounds and experiences make our program stronger and provide better outcomes for our students.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES ?PhD in Sociology or Applied Sociology. ABD in Sociology or Applied Sociology may be considered. ?Demonstrated experience in community-based or applied research, or a Master in Social Work, or some equivalent combination of experience/education. ?A commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning. ?Demonstrated effectiveness or potential for effectiveness in college-level undergraduate teaching. ?Ability to work effectively as a colleague with university administration, faculty, staff, and students. ?Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to race, gender, physical limitations, class or religious perspectives. ?Commitment to providing an equitable, just, and inclusive learning environment for all students. ?Must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States by the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue to work legally for the proposed term of employment. ?A commitment to equal opportunity; and a commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. ?Employment offer is contingent on a successful background check, including education verification.
APPLICATION PROCESS The following documents are required to complete the online application form at www.whitworth.edu/jobs : 1.A letter of interest that describes your approach to teaching and directing and relates your experience to the required qualifications of the position. 2.An essay describing how your Christian faith informs your work as a scholar and teacher. Please read www.whitworth.edu/facultyfaithessay before you write your essay. 3.Your curriculum vitae. 4.The names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three or more academic/professional references. 5.Three recent student course evaluations, or a note explaining why they are not available. 6.Representative publications of scholarly work (if available).
Please direct questions to the search committee chair, Jason Wollschleger, email@example.com. Please direct questions about the application process to Elise Forman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our commitment to building a diverse community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.
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ABOUT WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1890, Whitworth has been consistently ranked among the top regional colleges and universities in the West. Whitworth combines a strong liberal arts perspective, the Christian heritage of the University, its commitment to academic rigor, and its long-standing orientation toward human service. A community of Christian scholars carries out the university’s mission “to provide its diverse student body an education of the mind and heart” to enable students “to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity.”