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The department of Sociology/Anthropology at Ohio Wesleyan University (www.owu.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sociology, with a focus on criminology/criminal justice, to begin August 2023.
We are looking for candidates with a strong commitment to both teaching and research in an undergraduate liberal arts environment. We are especially interested in candidates who are enthusiastic to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses, mentor students, participate in program development, are passionate about social justice, and can contribute to an engaged campus community. The teaching load is 3/3.
The successful candidate will join an integrated sociology and anthropology department, which offers a major and minor in sociology/anthropology, as well as an interdisciplinary major and minor in social justice. The new faculty member will teach an introductory course in sociology, Crime & Deviance, and additional topics courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The department is especially interested in sociological approaches to crime and the criminal justice system that addresses pressing social concerns, such as racial and social justice.
Regional specialization for the position is open, with a preference for candidates that can expand the geographic areas covered by the department by bringing expertise on Latin America, Africa, or the Middle East. Although not required, preference will be given to those candidates who can also teach our Social Theory course. We are also interested in candidates’ other areas of expertise that could expand the department’s offerings. Potential topics could include but are not limited to: the environment, social media and digital culture, religion, love & emotions, education, sexuality, urban society, science & technology, or public health.
This job is part of a cluster of positions with which Ohio Wesleyan seeks to further diversify its curriculum and faculty. This faculty cohort will join an educational community that values equity and interdisciplinarity and fosters close working relationships with students through our signature program in experiential learning, the OWU Connection. Incoming faculty will be provided with mentoring, professional development funds, and opportunities to connect with faculty across the Ohio 5 and GLCA consortia. Faculty are also encouraged to participate in one or more of OWU’s interdisciplinary majors, such as Africana, Gender, and Identity Studies (AGIS); Latin American Studies; Pre-Law; International Studies; Film Studies; etc. For more information about the cluster, please visit www.owu.edu/joinOWUfaculty. For more information about Academic Affairs and its commitment to anti-racism, please visit https://owu.edu/dei.
The successful candidate must have a PhD, or be on track to complete their PhD by August 2023, in Sociology. We will also consider candidates with a PhD in Criminology and a demonstrated ability to teach courses in Sociology.
Proven record of successful teaching experience and an active research agenda.
Ability to teach courses in sociology, including Introduction to Sociology, Crime & Deviance, and related topics courses.
Completed application packets will include:
1) Cover Letter that describes teaching and research interests (including possible course offerings)
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Statement of teaching philosophy, description of previous teaching experiences, and any evidence of prior teaching effectiveness (e.g. syllabi, course evaluations, peer observations)
4) Statement describing how the candidate has addressed diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and/or service activities, as well as future plans for advancing these issues in the candidate’s professional life
5) Statement of research interests, experience, and future plans
6) Transcripts (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable and can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org)
7) Contact information for three letters of reference (these will be requested for all candidates invited for a video interview)
Deadline: For full consideration, please submit all materials by October 1, 2022. Application review will begin mid-September and will continue until the position is filled.
About Ohio Wesleyan University: Located in the Columbus, Ohio metropolitan area, Ohio Wesleyan University is a selective residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,500 students from across the nation and around the world. The college’s signature program, the OWU Connection, is designed to integrate student knowledge across disciplines, consider diverse and global perspectives, and teach students to apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives and was recently listed as the No. 1 liberal arts college in Ohio for social mobility by U.S. News and World Report. OWU is located in Delaware, OH, a lively college town just 30 minutes from Columbus, the 14th most populous city in the United States and part of the fastest growing, most economically vibrant areas of the Midwest. Columbus was named by LinkedIn as one of the top 10 U.S. cities in which to launch your career.
WHAT WE OFFER:
Ohio Wesleyan University offers a rewarding place to work! To discover why this should be your next work home, visit our website. Learn more about our benefits at Discover our Benefits.
As an equal opportunity institution, OWU has a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. We do not discriminate on any basis including: race, religion, color, culture, national origin, sex and/or sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, economic barriers, or any other legally protected factor.
NOTE: OWU requires COVID-19 vaccination of all employees. Candidates who accept offers of employment must be able to provide proof of their vaccination status before their employment can be processed.
OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (www.owu.edu) is a private liberal arts college located 20 miles north of Columbus in Delaware, Ohio. OWU is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and welcomes applications from all. OWU celebrates diversity and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, culture, national origin, sex and/or sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, economic barriers, or any other legally protected factor. OWU is an equal opportunity institution and has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified individuals will not be disadvantaged based on being unemployed.
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