The Division of Sociology and Anthropology at West Virginia University invites applications for a teaching and program specialist in Sociology, to begin August 16, 2007.
This is a non-tenure track, renewable and promotable position that will hold the University designated title of Clinical Assistant Professor. Since it is a teaching and service position, research expectations are tertiary. A Ph.D. in Sociology is expected by the time of appointment. The teaching assignment will be in courses such as Introduction to Sociology, Race Relations, Ethnic Groups, Economy and Society, Population, and Collective Behavior and Social Movements, for a total of 12-14 credit hours over the academic year. The primary service responsibilities include: (1) training, supervising, and evaluating non-tenure track instructors (2) offering teaching seminars for graduate students and graduate teaching assistants (3) serving on the undergraduate curriculum committee (4) play a leading role in assessment (5) organizing professional development for undergraduates (which can include a capstone course, internships, etc.) (6) advising majors and pre-majors, (7) participating in student clubs and Honors activities, and (8) teaching a large section of the introductory to sociology course. In addition, the ideal candidate should be oriented towards the goals of the teaching and learning section of the American Sociological Association.
The Division operates two related undergraduate degree programs, in Sociology & Anthropology and in Criminology & Investigations, as well as a two-year Master’s program in Applied Social Research. We are located within the WVU School of Applied Social Sciences (SASS), and work closely with the affiliated Divisions of Public Administration and Social Work, as well as the Forensic Sciences Program, the Center for Women’s Studies, the Institute for Public Affairs, and the Extension Service. West Virginia University, with some 26,000 students, is one of ten land-grant institutions that also operate medical centers. The community of Morgantown (within easy driving distance of Pittsburgh) offers plentiful educational and recreational opportunities, amid the natural beauty and rich culture of Appalachia.
Those interested should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, sample course syllabi and evidence of effective teaching, and three letters of recommendation to:
Division of Sociology & Anthropology,
West Virginia University,
307 Knapp Hall, P.O. Box 6326,
Morgantown, WV 26506-6326.
Direct questions to the Division Chair (Melissa.Latimer@mail.wvu.edu). Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2006, and will continue until the position is filled. West Virginia University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values diversity among its faculty, staff and students. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, age or disability.