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Assistant Professor - Sociology

Company: Central Washington University
Location: Ellensburg
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary





The Department of Sociology, in the College of the Sciences at Central Washington University (Ellensburg, WA), invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor appointment beginning September 16, 2023. We seek a teacher-scholar with a strong background in applied sociology and a serious commitment to undergraduate teaching and research in a liberal arts setting. Priority will be given to candidates with expertise to offer courses using perspectives that center diversity, inclusivity, and/or anti-racism in one or more of the following areas: Intersectionality, Immigration, and Child and Family Welfare. Additionally, all department faculty are expected to contribute to general education courses. The teaching load is 36 credit hours over three quarters (7 courses per academic year). Other responsibilities include scholarship activity, student advising, internship supervision, and service to campus and community. Our department takes great pride in preparing Sociology majors and minors for careers and/or post graduate education through small classes, individual attention, high impact practices, and undergraduate research opportunities. Faculty will integrate a commitment to CWU's vision to be a model learning community of equity and belonging and support the mission of the strategic plan: "In order to build a community of equity and belonging, Central Washington University nurtures culturally sustaining practices that expand access and success to all students. We are committed to fostering high impact practices, sustainability, and authentic community partnerships that are grounded in meaningful relationships."Who we are: We are a team of individuals committed to Changing Students' Lives. No matter what job, each of us plays a part in supporting and empowering our students to fulfill their dreams. Working in higher education provides career growth and career choice. Think of a university campus like a mini city, operating across 380 acres. You'll find diverse academics, libraries, athletics and sporting events, full service and quick serve dining, conferences and events from small to large, recreation centers, housing for -10,000 students, health services, police and public safety. For the seventh time in eight years, CWU is a recipient of the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Come join us on our journey to encourage, inspire, and create spaces where all identities thrive on campus.Tour our campus in Ellensburg here. www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjdhOegDa9AWhat we offer: Our investment in you begins the day you join our team, a healthy and successful future for you is important to us. We offer medical, dental, life and disability insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, tuition assistance for you and your dependents, discounts across town, an employee assistance program for individualized counseling, and a wellness incentive program. Learn more: www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-perks-discounts.

Minimum Qualifications





  • Ph.D. in Sociology (ABD candidates may be considered; however, the terminal degree must be completed before the start date.)
  • Ability to meet or exceed tenure requirements
  • Teaching, research, service or other experience that has prepared the candidate to contribute to CWU's commitment to the engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse students.
  • Evidence of effective teaching at the university level and using a variety of teaching modalities
  • Demonstrated academic background and expertise in applied sociology
  • The ability to offer courses centering diversity, inclusivity, and/or anti-racism in one or more of the following areas: Intersectionality, Immigration, and Child and Family Welfare
  • Evidence of scholarly activity and scholarship/creative activities interestsPreferred Qualifications
    • Demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education through the mentorship and/or education of students who will serve diverse populations.
    • Potential to contribute to interdisciplinary programs that reflect the needs of minoritized or underserved populations such as Accessibility Studies, Africana and Black Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian Studies, Ethnic Studies, Latino and Latin American Studies, and/or Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
    • Demonstrated participation in programs designed to promote equity and/or inclusion.
    • Experience or interest in developing and teaching online courses
    • Experience in curriculum development and improvement
    • Service interestsCompetencies
      • Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
      • Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
      • Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
      • Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
      • Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.

        Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule





        Salary : Commensurate with education and experience Appointment : Full-Time, Tenure-Track, 9 Month Appointment. Additional Summer teaching may be available. Central Washington University is on the quarter system with appointments from mid-September through mid-June. Benefits : CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance. Additional Information : For additional information about the University, visit: http://www.cwu.edu
        For additional information about Ellensburg, visit: http://www.myellensburg.com
        OR http://www.kittitascountychamber.com

Keywords: Central Washington University, Yakima , Assistant Professor - Sociology, Education / Teaching , Ellensburg, Washington

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