The Department of Sociology at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2014. We seek an individual with primary teaching and research interests in the Sociology of Technology and Social Change. Teaching load is 3 courses per semester. Regular contribution to the department’s introductory level courses is expected as is the teaching of capstone seminars in rotation with other department faculty and regular contributions of elective courses that serve majors, minors, and the general student body. Opportunities also exist to collaborate with and mentor student research. Department aims and goals include encouraging the development of the “sociological imagination” in students, the teaching of skills to articulate this, and providing opportunities for students to engage in praxis. There is opportunity to participate in the university’s interdisciplinary First Year Program and to contribute to the university’s area studies programs. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment.
St. Lawrence University provides a dynamic liberal arts environment and strong support for teaching and research interests. Applicants should also demonstrate excellence in teaching, active scholarship, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college.
St. Lawrence University is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity. The promotion of such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Recent incoming classes at St. Lawrence consist of 25 percent US students of color or international students. About 18 percent of each class receives Pell grants. We seek candidates from under-represented groups and/or those who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Interested candidates should submit, electronically, a current CV, a detailed statement of teaching philosophy in a liberal arts setting, three letters of reference, and any supporting documents (syllabi, student evaluations of teaching, samples of scholarship, etc.) to Leah Rohlfsen, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com. Review of applications begins January 13, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit SLU’s homepage at http://www.stlawu.edu. St. Lawrence University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.