Tenure-track position at Salem State University

Salem State University’s sociology department is seeking to fill a full-time tenure track faculty position in the primary area of public/applied sociology, secondary areas include: aging and the life course, medical sociology and sociology of the family for the 2014-2015 academic year.  The faculty member, as a part of a cooperative and collegial campus community, will teach courses in public sociology and applied sociology and other sociology courses as needed to support the department, advise students, and serve on departmental and university-wide committees. The successful applicant also will work to advance sociologically-informed research and practice, to further public discussion of sociological issues, and to promote the use of sociology to inform public policy by working with local and regional government and not-for-profit organizations.  This position is advertised subject to available funding.

Required qualifications include Ph.D in Sociology or related field, ABD considered.

Preferred qualifications include: one-year full time university/college teaching experience in public/applied sociology; experience in and commitment to teaching in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles; and experience in distance learning and instructional technologies. Candidates who enjoy serving as role models and mentors for a diverse student body are preferred. The salary is competitive, and commensurate with education and experience.

Salem State University is a comprehensive, publicly supported institution of higher learning located approximately 15 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts. The university enrolls over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students representing 27 states and 65 nations, and is one of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Its mission is to educate and prepare a diverse community of learners to contribute responsibly to our global society.

To see the full list of benefits, review the complete job description and to apply online, please visit https://careers-salemstate.icims.com/jobs/1204/faculty%2c-public-and-applied-sociology%2c-full-time%2c-tenure-track%2c-fall-2014/joband attach your CV/résumé and cover letter.  Appropriate original transcripts and three letters of reference should be sent to: Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA  01970.

Salem State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.