Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Western Washington University

United States

October 10, 2021

Description

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Apply now Work type: NTT Faculty Location: Bellingham, WA Categories: College of Humanities & Social Science

Position Title

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

About the University

Western Washington University is located in Bellingham, Washington (approximate population 90,000) located 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia, and 90 miles north of Seattle. The campus is situated on the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples who have lived in this area from time immemorial. Latino/as are one of the fastest growing populations in Washington State. Approximately 16,000 students attend the University; about 96% of these students are undergraduates; students of color represent 27% of the campus population; 29% new first-year students enrolled are first generation students. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News and & World Report rankings. For more information, please visit the WWU website.

About the Department

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Sociology Department support Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. The Sociology Department is comprised of thirteen full-time faculty engaged in a wide range of research activities who often involve undergraduate students in their research. The Center for Social Science Instruction is housed within the Department and provides assistance to faculty and students with computing and statistical analysis. The Department also maintains a significant international focus, and enthusiastically supports faculty-led study abroad programs. The Sociology Department contributes to Western's mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity. The Department does not offer a master's degree. For more information, please visit the Department website.

About the Position

The Sociology Department at Western Washington is seeking candidates for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position. Candidates must have a PhD or ABD at time of application and expertise in one of the following areas: 1) statistics and quantitative methods, or 2) intimate relationships, marriages, and families. The one-year contract can begin either September 2021 (through June 2022) or January 2022 (through December 2022), depending on the successful candidate's preference and availability. The standard teaching load is six courses over three quarters. Instruction can be either face-to-face or remote for fall quarter 2021. Classes will be offered in-person beginning in winter quarter 2022. The successful candidate will offer courses in one of the following areas: 1) quantitative research methods and social statistics, or 2) marriage, intimate relationships, and families. Additional courses will consist of electives in area of the candidate's expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill teaching and mentoring responsibilities in ways that provide equitable and inclusive learning environments for all students.

Position Responsibilities

  • Teach courses within the department's existing curriculum
  • Required Qualifications

    Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or ABD at time of application in Sociology or a closely related social science discipline.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and promoting an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ability to teach courses in either quantitative methods and statistics or in marriages/ families/ intimate relationships, and in the candidate's areas of specialization
  • All employees must comply with our Immunization policies, including COVID vaccination by time of hire and Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity within 60-days of hire. Please reach out to HR@wwu.edu if you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Successful prior teaching experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Salary

    Commensurate with experience and qualifications

    Bargaining Unit

    United Faculty of Western Washington

    Application Instructions

    To apply, please submit your application via WWU's PageUp, Western's online employment management system.

    Please submit: (a) a letter of application which addresses each of the preferred and required qualifications, (b) your curriculum vita, (c) a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and related teaching materials, and teaching evaluations (if available), (d) a statement discussing your ability and commitment to promote an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion; you may draw upon your personal as well as professional experience in developing this statement . For more information about Western's commitment to and work on equity, inclusion, and diversity, please see Western President's page on Advancing Inclusion and Diversity.

    You will also be asked to provide the names and contact information of three professional references.

    Inquiries may be directed to the Sociology Department chair:

    Dr. Kristin Anderson

    Professor and Chair

    Department of Sociology

    516 High Street, MS 9081

    Western Washington University

    Bellingham, WA 98225-9081

    Phone: 360.650.2540

    Email: Kristin.Anderson@wwu.edu

    Closing Date Notes

    Application review begins immediately; position is open until filled.

    Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); crtc@wwu.edu

    Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at vpsa.office@wwu.edu. The report can be found at: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

    WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

    All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

    Job no: 498930 Advertised: Sep 07 2021 09:00 Pacific Daylight Time Applications close:

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