The Department of Sociology in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana, a Historically Black Catholic University located in the heart of New Orleans, invites applicants for TWO tenure-track assistant professor positions beginning August 2015. Applicants should have a PhD in sociology, though ABDs will be considered.
The successful candidate for one position will have primary teaching and research specializations in criminology/deviance, with the primary specialization for the other position in medical sociology. Secondary specializations for either position include race and ethnicity, urban and community sociology, gender, and family. Candidates for both positions are expected to develop a broad range of courses, including undergraduate research methods.
The sociology program actively supports Xavier’s mission of promoting a more just and humane society through service-learning projects and community-based research collaborations. In addition to New Orleans’ vibrant culture and dynamic urban revitalization, Xavier’s location provides a rich and fertile research environment with ample opportunities for community engagement, teaching innovation, and research collaborations.
Faculty in Xavier’s Department of Sociology enjoy the intimacy of teaching small classes and working closely with individual students, while being affiliated with a larger Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Xavier faculty strive for teaching excellence and innovative research through funding and support from a wide range of institutional programs such as Xavier’s Center for Undergraduate Research, an undergraduate research journal, interdisciplinary programming, the nation’s only Institute for Black Catholic Studies, and a Center for Advancement of Teaching. Faculty members will have the opportunity to teach courses beyond sociology in African American and Diaspora Studies and/or Women’s Studies. EOE/AA.
Review of applications will begin 12/01/2014. Applications received before 01/15/2015 will be assured consideration.
Applicants should have a PhD in sociology, though ABDs will be considered
Posting Date: 10-21-2014
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Attach online only a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae that includes names, addresses, and email addresses of three references, a teaching portfolio, and a research agenda. Address letters of interest to: Dr. Chris Faircloth, Search Committee Chair. Any questions should also be addressed to Chris Faircloth at firstname.lastname@example.org.