Visiting Assistant Professor, East Tennessee State University

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the College of Arts & Sciences at East Tennessee State University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in sociology to begin January 9, 2015. This is a one-year position, renewable for up to three years, pending departmental needs. Substantive areas of training and research are open; the successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in research methods, statistics, and data analysis using statistical software.

Candidates with a PhD in sociology and those close to PhD completion (ABD) are encouraged to apply. Evidence of ability to teach research methods and statistics at the undergraduate level is required. Preference will be given to candidates whose interests expand the current strengths of the department.

East Tennessee State University is part of the Tennessee Board of Regents system with over 14,000 students. The department offers undergraduate majors in sociology and anthropology and an M.A. in sociology. The university has a medical school, numerous Doctoral and Masters programs, and a commitment to high-quality, externally-funded research. The university is located in Johnson City, with a growing population of over 60,000, and is situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeast Tennessee. The university is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Please submit applications online by visiting our application website, eJobs, at Applicants should fill out a faculty profile and submit a cover letter describing teaching experience and research agenda, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a Curriculum Vitae that includes contact information for references. In the eJobs system, you will be asked to provide the names and email addresses of at least three references who will receive email prompts to provide recommendation letters. Human Resources cannot edit or add additional references once you have completed the application process. We recommend that you contact references before submitting their information to insure their willingness to complete the reference process, and that you double check all email addresses before submitting them (they cannot be corrected, once entered). If your references are unable or unwilling to use the electronic system to submit a letter of recommendation, you may advise them to send the letter directly to Dr. Martha Copp, Search Committee Chair, or to P.O. Box 70644, Johnson City, TN 37614-1702. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.