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Manchester College. Position: Instructor/Assistant Professor of Sociology, non-tenure track, beginning Fall 2012 for one-year sabbatical replacement.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Sociology or in final stages of completing a Ph.D. in Sociology, with experience in and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching

Responsibilities: Teach Introduction to Sociology; Social Research Methods; Class, Status, and Power; Social Movements; and additional courses to be determined

Salary: Dependent upon qualifications and experience

General Information: Manchester College is an independent institution with residential undergraduate programs in North Manchester serving 1,320 students from 24 states and 24 countries, master’s programs in athletic training and education, and a school of pharmacy in Fort Wayne. Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural and religious pluralism and an international consciousness. Manchester College respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester College values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community. Alumni/ae include Andrew Cordier, co-founder of the United Nations; Paul Flory, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry; Jane Henney, former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Mike Emrick, lead play-by-play announcer on Fox Sports’ national coverage of the NHL; and Gene Likens, discoverer of acid rain in North America. In the past fifteen years, 28 students have been named Fulbright Scholars. The 2012 America’s Best Colleges guide of U.S. News & World Report ranks Manchester College fourth in the Midwest in its "Great Schools, Great Prices" ranking. The college is located just 30 minutes from Fort Wayne, Ind., and within three hours of Chicago, Indianapolis, Toledo, and Detroit.

Applications: Review of applications will begin April 1, 2012 and continue until filled. Applicants who will help Manchester diversify its faculty are warmly welcome. Send complete dossier (including substantial letter of application indicating match of experience and abilities to the College’s priorities; curriculum vitae; names of 3-5 professional references (with position, address, phone number); and evidence of teaching effectiveness) to:

Sociology and Social Work Search Committee
Office of Academic Affairs
Manchester College
604 E. College Ave.
North Manchester, IN 46962

Telephone: 260-982-5051
Fax: 260-982-3211

Or e-mail: ksmeyer@manchester.edu


New College of Florida.New College of Florida, a small residential, highly selective liberal arts college, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship beginning in August 2013. PhD expected by that time. Candidates should be able to demonstrate excellence, or potential for excellence, in teaching. Preference will be given to candidates whose teaching and research interests complement and enhance our existing strengths. We are especially interested in candidates with substantial expertise on race and ethnicity and whose research and teaching employs a social psychological perspective, broadly defined.

New College is committed to excellence in teaching and research, and encourages collaborative student-faculty scholarship. Students are intellectually independent and research-oriented. Teaching load is two courses per semester, plus individualized tutorials and supervision of senior thesis projects. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to David Brain, New College of Florida, 5800 Bay Shore Drive, Sarasota, FL 34243-2197. Screening of applicants will begin October 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Individuals with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural and gender diversity, pluralism and individual difference are encouraged to apply. Consistent with law and New College’s respect for personal dignity, the college does not discriminate between applicants for employment based on race, nationality, religion, age, disability, gender expression, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation. According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding applications are open to the public. Applicants who need a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the selection process must notify the College five days in advance.

University of Cambridge. The Sociology Department here at Cambridge is running a search for a lectureship forsomeone working on "race and ethnicity," preferably with a critical-race and/or post-colonial perspective. The job is for what is classified here as a "University lectureship" - a post with an extremely high rate of tenure (after a formal three-year probationary period). It is an excellent job opportunity, especially for a student just finishing her dissertation or in the early stages of her career. Here is the website with the information: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/-13581/.