Assistant Professor of Sociology | USC
Advertised Job Summary
USC Upstate is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology to begin on August 16, 2019. The duties include; teaching a minimum of four courses per major semester, maintaining an active research agenda, and engaging in departmental and campus-wide service related activities, including advising sociology majors. Preference will be given to candidates whose focus is in social inequality, particularly race, class, and gender inequality, but candidates with specialties in other related areas are also encouraged to apply. Faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus.
The University of South Carolina Upstate is a comprehensive public university, a senior institution of the University of South Carolina and is among the fastest growing universities in the State. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked USC Upstate No. 2 among Top Public Regional Colleges in the South. USC Upstate has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. In addition, students and faculty from over 25 nations reflect the university’s international character. Located between Charlotte and Atlanta along the I-85 corridor, one of the fastest growing business and high-tech regions in the country, the campus is within easy driving distance of the Appalachian mountains and the Atlantic Ocean beaches. The University has an enrollment of approximately 6000 students and employs approximately 650 full and part-time faculty and staff, reflecting the diversity of Upstate South Carolina. USC Upstate is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for faculty, staff, and administrators. We are an EOE/AA employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.
USC Upstate is seeking teacher-scholars who (i) have a commitment to excellence in teaching and working with a diverse student population and (ii) show clear potential for scholarly research and publication. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in student and civic engagement and active learning pedagogies, (e.g. service-learning, mentoring undergraduate research, and the scholarship of teaching, learning and application). Experience with teaching online or hybrid courses is a plus. USC Upstate provides extensive support for junior faculty including competitive professional-development funding, opportunities for student-faculty research collaboration, and a range of workshops and mentoring programs to develop our strengths as teacher-scholars.
The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is a community of outstanding faculty, committed to teaching, scholarship, and service, who explore the human condition through the use of engaging dialogue, critical thinking, and compassionate instruction. With small class sizes and an emphasis on student achievement, our faculty craft unique learning experiences that help students reach their personal and professional goals. The College embraces diversity, encourages meaningful community engagement, and emphasizes scholarly production. For more information, please visit our website at www.uscupstate.edu/academics.
Required Education and Experience
Ph.D. in Sociology is required by the time of appointment. A.B.D. candidates will be considered with an expectation of completion of doctorate by August 15, 2019. Successful background check is required.
In addition to a primary focus on inequality, the ideal candidate will also have experience and/or proficiency in one or more of the following areas: social statistics, sociology of the family, any other electives for sociology majors that complement our current faculty offerings and specializations.
Special Instructions to Applicant
To be considered for this position, applicants must complete the online application and attach any materials that are marked as required. Should the applicant be invited to interview, additional materials may be requested by the department. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. If selected, official transcripts will be required before the hire date, as well as the successful completion of a background check. Some positions will also require mandatory drug screenings.
Contact: Dr. Calvin Odhiambo
Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, & Women’s Studies
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303
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