Assistant Professor

  • Colorado State University
  • Fort Collins, CO, USA
  • Aug 13, 2018
Professor-Instructor-Post Grad Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Science - Engineering Faculty/Instructor Research

Job Description

Description of Work Unit

The Department consists of seventeen tenured and tenure-track faculty and offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology. At the undergraduate level, the Department offers concentrations in General Sociology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Environmental Sociology. At the graduate level, which includes a focus on Social Change, departmental areas of strength include Environment and Natural Resources; Food, Agriculture, and Development; Crime, Law, and Deviance; and Social Inequality, Social Justice, and Governance. Faculty members ordinarily teach two-courses per semester. The Department supports three research centers: the Center for the Study of Crime and Justice, the Center for Energy and Behavior, and the Center for Fair and Alternative Trade. In addition, Sociology co-directs the new Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRISS) in which the successful candidate will have opportunities to participate. There are more than 532 undergraduate majors and 185 minors and about 40 active graduate students in the program. For more information, see: http://sociology.colostate.edu/

Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, which is about 65 miles north of Denver. Fort Collins is a growing community and is home to approximately 150,000 people. The city sits at the northern end of Colorado’s Front Range. The view west of campus is of the Rocky Mountains, while the eastern view is of the high plains. The climate is semi-arid with over 300-days of sunshine a year and annual precipitation of about 13 inches. This is a community recognized for the high quality of its schools, its commitment to locally-owned businesses and sustainability, and its beautiful physical and vibrant cultural environments.

Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes

Duty/Responsibility

All department faculty are expected to develop a program of research and
publication. The successful candidate will have a strong record using quantitative methods. Preference will be given to candidates who can also contribute to department strengths in one or more of the department research foci: (1) Environment and Natural Resources; (2) Food, Agriculture, and Development; (3) Crime, Law, and Deviance; (4) and Social
Inequality, Social Justice, and Governance.

Research 35%All department faculty are expected to develop a program of research and
publication. The successful candidate will have a strong record using quantitative methods. Preference will be given to candidates who can also contribute to department strengths in one or more of the department research foci: (1) Environment and Natural Resources; (2) Food, Agriculture, and Development; (3) Crime, Law, and Deviance; (4) and Social
Inequality, Social Justice, and Governance.

Teaching 50%All faculty are expected to participate in instruction. The successful candidate
will be able to teach basic and advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in research methods/design and quantitative analysis. In addition, the successful candidate will have the expertise to support students and faculty with some combination of a range of quantitative techniques (e.g., categorical and limited response variables, multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, agent-based modeling, social network analysis, spatial methods, comparative historical methods, time series analysis, etc.). 

Service15%All faculty are expected to be active in service. Candidates are sought who can
work effectively with a professionally diverse faculty and in an interdisciplinary
university setting. The Department seeks applicants with the ability to advance
our commitment to diversity through research, teaching, and outreach with
relevant programs, goals, and activities.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/01/2018
Start Date 08/16/2019

Position Summary

Assistant Professor, tenure-track, nine-month position beginning August 16, 2019. Competitive salary for entry level position. The Department offers undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology. The successful candidate must be able to contribute across these program levels. All department faculty are expected to participate in instruction, to develop a program of research and publication, to be engaged in the graduate program, and to be active in service.

Required Job Qualifications

Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, or related discipline by August 16, 2019. Candidates much show an ability to teach research methods/design and quantitative methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to contribute substantively to one or more of our four areas of department foci, namely: (1) Environment and Natural Resources, (2) Food, Agriculture, and Development, (3) Crime, Law, and Deviance, (4) and Social Inequality, Social Justice, and Governance.

Preferred Job Qualifications

The Department seeks an individual broadly trained in research methods and who has substantial expertise in quantitative methods. The successful candidate will have a strong research record using quantitative methods in one or more of the department foci: (1) Environment and Natural Resources; (2) Food, Agriculture, and Development; (3) Crime, Law, and Deviance; (4) and Social Inequality, Social Justice, and Governance. In addition, the successful candidate should have the expertise to support students and faculty with some combination of a range of quantitative techniques (e.g., categorical and limited response variables, multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, agent-based modeling, social network analysis, spatial methods, comparative historical methods, time series analysis, etc.).

Candidates are sought who can work effectively and collegially with a professionally diverse faculty and in an interdisciplinary university setting. The Department seeks applicants with the ability to advance our commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and outreach with relevant programs, goals, and activities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be extended to those applications completed by October 1, 2018. For full consideration, reference letters must be uploaded by October 8, 2018. Interested candidates should submit the following materials online: (1) a letter of interest outlining research agenda and teaching interests, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi, teaching philosophy, and teaching evaluations) uploaded in the “Other” document placeholder, (4) a writing sample, and (5) the names and contact information for three references. Letters of recommendation will be requested upon submission of the application. 
Please note that a complete application consists of the requested materials and three letters of references. Your referees will be emailed a request for a letter of reference immediately upon submission of your application. As such, applicants should allow sufficient time for their letters to be submitted by October 8, 2018 to ensure full consideration. Application materials of semi-finalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire Sociology Department faculty and other voting members of the Sociology Department Council. Questions about the position can be directed to Search Committee Chair Dr. Jeni Cross (Jeni.Cross@colostate.edu).

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Sector

Academic Institution

Salary

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.