Position InformationWorking Title Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Sociology
Position Number 1562 Posting Number F2250 Position Type Instructional Faculty - Full Time Position Status Full Time College/Division College of Arts and Letters Department 100034 - Sociology and Anthropology Pay Rate Commensurate with Experience Specify Range or Amount Is this a JMU only position? No Is this a grant-funded position? No Is this a Conflict of Interest designated position? No
Position Summary Information
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Who We Are
Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000, Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff. The student body includes approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.
JMU offers thriving programs in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional disciplines at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels. The university is committed to expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the high quality of its academic programs, focus on maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and innovative faculty research.
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2024. We are seeking candidates with teaching and research interests in the areas of race and inequality.
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology consists of 22 full-time faculty, 12 in Sociology and 10 in Anthropology. The Sociology Program is committed to providing a broad foundation to sociological inquiry, analysis, and application at the undergraduate level. The faculty are active in professional fields at the national and international level and are dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education.
The College of Arts and Letters in which the Department of Sociology and Anthropology is located, enrolls over 3100 undergraduate majors and about 150 graduate students across ten academic units in the humanities, social sciences, and communication studies. Home to several interdisciplinary centers and institutes, the College employs 270 full-time faculty. We embrace the teacher-scholar model, and encourage excellent applicants within our particular disciplines, as well as scholars and teachers eager to work across them.
Duties and Responsibilities
Teaching duties include introductory micro-sociology courses and upper-level courses related to the successful candidate's areas of specialization.
We are especially interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment toward building an equitable and inclusive scholarly environment. Candidates must demonstrate their potential to teach in both small and large classroom settings and to maintain active scholarly research programs. A Ph.D. by time of appointment is preferred.
Conditions of Employment
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.
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Posting Detail InformationPosting Date 08/31/2023
Beginning Review Date 10/30/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Proposed Starting Date 08/25/2024 EEO Statement
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We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.
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