Term Assistant Professor

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jun 25, 2020
Sep 26, 2020
Full Time
Term Assistant Professor-Community Engaged Sociology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at George Mason University (soan.gmu.edu) is hiring a sociologist for a full-time (9-month) term position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 20, 2020. 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 Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Experience with community-engaged research and/or community engaged sociology is required. The successful candidate will be able to integrate community-based inquiry into course design, grow the internship program, especially at the undergraduate level, and strengthen community partnerships between the sociology program and community organizations. The teaching responsibility is 4 courses per semester (with the internship is among those courses).

Preferred Qualifications: We are interested in outstanding candidates with expertise doing community-engaged research. We conceive of community engagement broadly, to include a range of methods for conducting research and teaching in partnership with community organizations, typically including an applied element. Areas of specialization are open and may include specialization in social justice, environment and sustainability, migration, race, class and gender inequality, human rights, urban or rural poverty, globalization, criminal justice reform, educational inequality, school -to-prison pipeline, or social movements. The preferred candidate will have a PhD by the time of appointment and ideally will be able to teach in the graduate and undergraduate programs.

Any questions should be directed to Chair of the Sociology Search Committee, Professor Dae Young Kim at dkio@gmu.edu. Review of applications will begin March 6, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F5617z 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 applicant's training and/or experiences would contribute to a climate that values diversity (please attach as other); and the names and e-mail addresses of three persons whom we may contact for letters of reference. A Ph.D. in Sociology is preferred by the date of appointment.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason!

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 Mason's 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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