Assistant Professor in sociology

Ursinus College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology position in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology to begin fall 2014.  Preferred areas of academic expertise include race, class, and gender, or social stratification.  We seek a colleague who will complement current strengths of the department, help build a sociology program appropriate to a selective liberal arts college, and contribute to our African American and Africana Studies Program.  Ability to teach quantitative methods is desired, as is willingness to teach a variety of standard intermediate sociology classes such as family or social problems, and an interest in teaching introductory classes.  Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to scholarship and undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts context at the introductory and advanced level.  Responsibilities include teaching five courses per year (including introductory sociology courses, courses in specialty areas, and CIEā€”the Common Intellectual Experience, a required interdisciplinary seminar for first year students) as well as developing an ongoing research program, and supervising student research and honors theses.  Please send a letter of application, your Curriculum Vitae, an official transcript, a statement about your teaching philosophy, a writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation, one of which should address teaching experience and performance, to Thomas Gallagher, Chair, Sociology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Ursinus College, P.O. Box 1000, Collegeville, PA  19426.  If you have questions, contact Dr. Gallagher at Review of completed applications will begin on October 1, 2013.  Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of 1650 students located 25 miles from center city Philadelphia.  Ursinus offers employment benefits to domestic partners of employees.  Ursinus prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.  Ursinus is an EEO/AA employer.  In keeping with the College’s historic commitment to equality, men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.