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Assistant Professor of Sociology (tenure-track)

Stetson University
Lincolnia, VA
Closing date
Mar 20, 2023

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Stetson University - College of Arts and Sciences

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Sociology (tenure-track)

Stetson University seeks candidates trained in Sociology for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. The candidate must be a quantitative researcher proficient in current social-scientific research methodology. Ideally the candidate will be proficient in "R" and have methodological expertise in hierarchical linear modeling, network analysis, Poisson regression, and/or propensity score matching and related quasi-experimental approaches. Desirable substantive areas of expertise include: gender, deviance, social inequality, sexuality and race/ethnicity. The ideal candidate is a teacher-scholar dedicated to modeling scholarship and mentoring undergraduate students, particularly those from diverse backgrounds. In addition, the ideal candidate will have plans to extend the diversity of their expertise into the local, national, or international community.

A Ph.D. in Sociology is preferred, but applicants who are ABD with expected degree conferral in August 2023 will be considered. Tenure-track status requires terminal degree in hand with an active scholarly agenda commensurate with experience, and demonstrated excellence teaching undergraduates at both the introductory level and the upper level in Sociology.

The teaching load is three courses per semester. Major responsibilities include teaching statistics and other courses in the core sequence required for Sociology majors (e.g., social theory, research methods, junior proposal, and/or senior project), as well as courses in the candidate's area of expertise. In addition, courses taught may include offerings for the University's requirements in General Education. For more information on our expectations in teaching and scholarship, our tenure policies, and our support for faculty development, please see the Academic Affairs website at

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers a major in Sociology, minors in Sociology and Anthropology, and a Criminology Concentration. Departmental faculty contribute regularly to interdisciplinary programs such as Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Gender Studies, Public Health, Social Sciences, the Pre-Law Program, and the Honors Program. We have had considerable success placing students in high-quality, allied social science graduate programs, and in prominent law schools. Faculty in the department are committed to the teacher-scholar model, which involves teaching within a traditional liberal arts environment where the primary focus is extensive interaction with undergraduate students in a small class environment, while also maintaining an active research agenda.

Stetson's College of Arts and Sciences ( is the largest and most diverse of the University's colleges and schools; it includes the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, education, and creative arts. With nineteen academic departments and eight interdisciplinary programs, the College is the liberal arts core of the University. A great strength of the College is its faculty of approximately 140 full-time teacher-scholars. The College offers 31 undergraduate majors and 34 undergraduate minors; six graduate degrees are offered in Education, Counselor Education, and Creative Writing. Every undergraduate major requires a senior research project, giving students the opportunity to design and carry out independent research under faculty mentorship. Our academic programs are shaped by the values of social justice and civic responsibility. All of our courses and programs of study promote engaged learning, whereby students create connections between the classroom or lab and the local, regional, and global community. The academic programs of the College of Arts and Sciences prepare students to live significant lives, to interact with and positively affect the world around them.

Founded in 1883, Stetson University ( is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson's faculty works with nearly 4,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University's historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 2,600 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida's first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1954, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered include Business, Accounting, Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Creative Writing. Florida's oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future-locally, nationally, and globally.

DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 32,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.

SALARY: Salary is competitive.

STARTING DATE: August 8, 2023

Applicants should supply a: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) writing sample; (4) statement of teaching philosophy, a representative sample of teaching evaluations, and other relevant teaching materials (e.g. syllabi, assignments, etc.); (5) statement related to equity, diversity, and inclusion (in which candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate mentoring and engagement with underrepresented student populations); (6) graduate transcripts; (7) the names and contact information for three recommenders (at least one of which should be able to evaluate the candidate's teaching ability). Candidates who advance in the review process may be asked to provide letters of recommendation.
All information may be submitted electronically to the search committee at While electronic submissions are preferred, application materials may also be mailed to:

Dr. Rachel Core
Search Committee Chair
Department of Sociology
Stetson University
421 N. Woodland Blvd., Unit 8387
DeLand, FL 32723

Preliminary review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by March 20th will be assured full consideration.

Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.

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