Tenure-Track Assistant Professor-Quantitative/Digital & Computational Social Science

Location
Fairfax, VA, VA
Posted
Jul 18, 2018
Closes
Aug 22, 2018
Industry
Education, Research
Hours
Full Time

Job Category : Instructional or Research Faculty

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Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor-Quantitative/Digital & Computational Social Science

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at George Mason University (soan.gmu.edu) is hiring a sociologist for a full-time (9-month) tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 20, 2019. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Preferred Qualifications: We are interested in outstanding candidates with expertise in quantitative, digital research and/or computational social science methods, including: network analysis, geo-spatial mapping and methods, digital sociological methods, or computational social science—including agent-based modeling. We expect the successful candidate to have a well-defined substantive research agenda that has direct policy relevance and/or addresses matters of public consequence, in particular policy discussions on labor and schooling transitions, or race and inequality. The candidate should demonstrate evidence of the potential to acquire external grant support for this research.

We expect the candidate to contribute to at least one of the Departments doctoral specialty areas in Globalization or Institutions and Inequality, and to collaborate on multi-disciplinary research projects. We are especially interested in candidates whose research, expertise, or skills would complement or could expand the current multidisciplinary research portfolio of the Center for Social Science Research (cssr.gmu.edu), and/or the Institute for Immigration Research (iir.gmu.edu).

Required Qualifications: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, and be prepared to teach at the undergraduate as well as graduate (MA and Ph.D.) levels. The teaching responsibility is two courses per semester. The candidate also should be prepared to engage in department, college and university service.

George Mason University George Mason University, which recently received R1 research university designation under the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs on campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the Commonwealth and at Songdo Campus in Korea. Rooted in Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F5048Z at http://jobs.gmu.edu; complete and submit the online faculty application; and upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement addressing how the applicants training and/or experiences would contribute to a climate that values diversity; and the names and e-mail addresses of three persons whom we may contact for letters of reference. A Ph.D. in Sociology is required by the date of appointment.

Any questions should be directed to Chair of the Sociology Search Committee, Professor James Witte at jwitte@gmu.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement addressing how the applicants training and/or experiences would contribute to a climate that values diversity; and the names and e-mail addresses of three persons whom we may contact for letters of reference. A Ph.D. in Sociology is required by the date of appointment.

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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report Up and Coming spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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