Tenure-Track Assistant Professor: Sociology of Race and Ethnicity at Florida Atlantic University

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor: Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Department of Sociology, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

ASA Job ID: 15970

Job Description:

The Department of Sociology at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for an appointment at the rank of Assistant professor, with research specialization in the area of race and ethnicity.  The successful candidate will balance high-quality scholarship with excellence in teaching and service. Given the high level of diversity among our student population at FAU, we seek those with the ability to work with a diverse student population. Faculty typically teach a 3-2 course schedule, teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in the department’s Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs.  The hired candidate will teach primarily at our Boca Raton campus, with a possible minor assignment at our Davie campus.

The position is part of a College multidisciplinary cluster hire with research-intensive focus on the transhistorical African Diaspora in the Americas. These faculty will join current faculty who contribute to the overall hemispheric studies emphasis of the college’s Americas Initiative, taking advantage of FAU’s unique location at the nexus of South America, North America and the Caribbean. The College seeks scholars wishing to engage with the diverse FAU student body, multicultural South Florida, community partners such as the Spady Museum, Fort Lauderdale African American Library, Perez Art Museum, UM Cuban Heritage Collection, among others, and institutional exchange programs in the Americas, Africa and Europe. Given FAU’s status as a Hispanic Serving Institution, research and teaching intersections with Latin American and Latinx cultural, social and artistic histories are also welcome.

Faculty are expected to conduct research and teach courses in the areas of their specialization, but will also have the opportunity to work on interdisciplinary teams to advance a distinctive scholarly agenda. There are also be opportunities to mentor graduate students in the home department, in our college-wide interdisciplinary PhD program, and in other graduate and undergraduate programs within the College. Collaborative multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary extramural grant opportunities will be encouraged with internal seed grants, robust institutional grant-writing support, and post-award administrative assistance.

Screening of applications will begin on November 1, 2019.

Minimum Qualification:   PhD in Sociology from an accredited institution required by time of appointment. We will consider applications from those who are currently ABD but, in order to be appointed at the rank of assistant professor, all requirements for the PhD must be completed before employment begins in August 2020.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position Assistant Professor on the Office of Human Resources’ job website (https://fau.edu/jobs)  by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio and publications, and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

For more information and to apply, visit  www.fau.edu/jobs and go to Apply Now REQ07429.

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.

Employer Description:

Contact: Human Resources

Email: sociology@fau.edu

Phone: (561) 297-3270

Website: http://www.fau.edu/artsandletters/sociology/

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