The Department of Sociology and Human Services, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, invites applicants for an Assistant Professor in Sociology to begin in the Fall 2014 term. This is a full-time, tenure track position starting mid-August 2014. Duties include teaching 12 credit hours per semester, research and student advising.
A Ph.D. (in hand by August 15, 2014) in Sociology or closely related field is required. All applicants should be prepared to teach both lower-division and upper-division courses in sociology. Candidates should be broadly trained sociologists with a specific ability to teach courses in critical criminology. Additionally, the ability to teach courses in the areas of youth and crime, ethnography and writing, ethnicity, progressive social change and social justice, and community service practicum is a plus.
About the Department:
Because of the department's strong commitment to action and theory, students are required to engage in a service learning program with a strong academic component and/or teach English for a full semester in our Mexico program. The department emphasizes a strong commitment to teaching and progressive social change, with the majority of our courses examining the relationship between theory and practice. The Department has a diverse offering of courses highlighting: race and ethnicity; gender and sexuality; ecology and society; comparative societies; global social and economic justice; criminology and criminal justice; comparative Latino and Native American issues; medical sociology; theory; mind, self and society; sustainability; and language and social behavior.
Applicants should send 1) a letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; 4) a photocopy of graduate transcripts; and 5) three current letters of recommendation.
Application materials should be sent (with applicant’s name as file name) to the Department Administrative Assistant: Dawn Widen, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications received by October 15, 2013 will receive full consideration. The position will be open until filled. Please direct all questions and inquiries about the position to Becky Clausen, Chair of the Search Committee, email@example.com (970)-247-7237. Official transcripts required of semi-finalists.
About Fort Lewis College and Durango
Fort Lewis College is Colorado's public liberal arts college, offering baccalaureate degree programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences as well as professional programs in applied sciences, teacher education, and business administration. The college has a diverse student body with an enrollment of about 3,800 of which 22% are Native American, and 8% Hispano.
The campus is located on a mesa top at the foothills of the San Juan Mountains as it converges with the desert Southwest. The College contributes directly to the cultural and economic vitality of the area. Durango is the hub of Southwestern Colorado, situated in a beautiful mountain valley with nearby peaks reaching 14,000+ feet. A mild four-season climate allows numerous opportunities for skiing, fishing, biking, golfing, etc. With an area population of 45,000, Durango is cosmopolitan for its size and is served by major airlines with direct connections to Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas. It is 3.5 hours driving distance from Albuquerque, N.M.
Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political beliefs, or veteran status. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and education shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. People from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
Fort Lewis College offers domestic partner benefits.
Created: August 8, 2013
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