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Assistant Professor of Sociology

Company:
Delaware Valley University
Job Location:
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Category:
Sociology


Delaware Valley University is accepting candidates for Assistant Professor of Sociology in our in Liberal Arts department.

About the University

Founded in 1896, DelVal is an academically rigorous interdisciplinary university dedicated to the sciences and liberal arts. Today, its more than 1,000 acres of land is a testament to the University's mission to provide a functional, hands-on learning environment for students, serving as an outdoor classroom for several fields of study. DelVal offers students a wide array of undergraduate, graduate and continuing education degree programs and is one of the few higher education institutions that requires an experiential learning component that is award-winning. DelVal has received numerous accolades including being named to Princeton Review's 2022 "Best in the Northeast" and U.S. News & World Report's 2022 "Best Regional Universities-North" lists.

Nestled in Bucks County, PA, known for its picturesque landscapes, DelVal is only 30 miles north of Philadelphia, and is easily accessible by regional rail located on campus.

About the Position

Delaware Valley University seeks a sociologist or social scientist in a closely related field specializing in gender/race and/or social change and development to teach undergraduate courses from among the following: Gender and Society, Cultural Minorities, American Family, Political and Cultural Geography, International Political Economy, Comparative Politics, Social Science Research Methods, US Foreign Policy, Introduction to Policy Studies and Introduction to Sociology.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in sociology (ABD considered) or a closely related field with a specialization in one of the areas above.

Reporting to the Department Chair, Liberal Arts this is nine month, non-tenure track, full-time, renewable faculty appointment to begin prior to the start of the Fall 2022.

Cover letter, curriculum vitae and statement of teaching philosophy are required.

Essential job responsibilities include:

  • Teach four courses per semester among the above list and potential new courses
  • Post and maintain regular office hours during the semester
  • Collaborate with other faculty members to design and implement curricular updates
  • Advise students individually and support the recruitment of students as needed (e.g. by attending an open house or speaking with prospective students)
  • Serve on faculty committees as assigned or elected
  • Participate in professional development activities to remain current in the field
  • Attend regularly scheduled faculty meetings, department meetings, and other required meetings
  • Assist with department needs and development of outcomes assessment
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Ph.D. in sociology or a related social science (ABD considered)
  • Specialization in gender and/or race and/or social change and development; international expertise or experience is a plus
  • Experience teaching at the undergraduate level
  • Experience with online delivery of courses is preferred
  • Official transcripts required

The successful candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Ph.D. in sociology or a related social science (ABD considered)
  • Specialization in gender and/or race and/or social change and development; international expertise or experience is a plus
  • Experience teaching at the undergraduate level
  • Experience with online delivery of courses is preferred
  • Official transcripts required

Physical demands and working conditions for this position include:

  • Typically sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Typically standing or walking

Why work for DelVal?

  • Beautiful college campus in charming Doylestown!
  • Free parking and Septa stop on-site!
  • Collaborative, collegial colleagues!
  • Tuition waiver for self and dependents!
  • Tuition Exchange for dependent children with 677+ participating schools!
  • Various discounts including campus bookstore, Bucks County YMCA, BJ's and Costco Wholesale!
  • Many other excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability and flex spending and retirement plan with employer contribution!

Selected applicants will be responsible for providing the University with clearances, appropriate to the position, that have been completed within the last 5 years. These clearances include, but are not limited to the Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Fingerprints completed by IDENTGO, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History clearance. Additionally, upon an acceptance of an offer of employment this position will require an official transcript verification.

Delaware Valley University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.




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