Job opening at Portland State: Urban Sociology Position

Assistant Professor (Urban Sociology)

Position Details

Proposed Start Date 09/16/2016
Rank C – Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor (Urban Sociology)
Position Number D99154
Representation AU – AAUP (PSU only)
Renewable Renewable
Position FTE 1
Term of Service 9 month
Tenure Status A – Annual Tenure

Position Summary

Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept The Portland State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences provides the intellectual foundation for the liberal and professional education of students at Portland State and for the enhancement of the quality of life in the metropolitan area. The College consists of departments across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
Position Summary The Department of Sociology at Portland State University is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin September 2016. Candidate’s research and teaching strengths should be in the field of urban sociology, broadly defined to include those with expertise in quantitative, qualitative, and/or cross-national methods. Our ideal candidate will have publications and record of grant-seeking appropriate to the rank, and be able to contribute to both teaching and research for PSU’s substantial investment in social sustainability.

The Department of Sociology offers the Ph.D., Master’s and bachelor’s to nearly 400 majors. Faculty specialties include Criminology, Education, Environment, Family, Gender, Medical, Race/Ethnicity, Social Class/Stratification, Social Movements, and Urban Sociology. A successful candidate will be able to contribute to the department’s strengths in these areas.

Primary Activity I – Instructional
Minimum Qualifications – Ph.D. in Sociology or related field. ABDs must have Ph.D. by September 15, 2016.

– Commitment to innovative teaching.

Preferred Qualifications
Key Cultural Competencies Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement
Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.
Total Compensation Range & Benefits Statement The starting annual salary rate for this position will be dependent upon qualifications and experience with an excellent benefits package including 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.
Annual Salary

Application Instructions

Additional Information
Additional Application Instructions (deadlines, etc.) Complete the on-line application and include a cover letter that describes research and teaching interests and experience; a curriculum vitae; three samples of scholarship (in one pdf); and provide the names and email addresses of individuals (minimum of 3 – maximum of 5) who have agreed to serve as references. References will not be contacted until you have been selected for further consideration.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015 and continue until finalists are identified.

Does this position require the employee to drive a motor vehicle? No
Background Check Required No
Position End Date (if applicable)
If you have questions If you have questions, please contact the search coordinator:

Bahar Jaberi

Search Details

Posting Close Date 09/30/2015
Projected Close Date for Posting Open Until Finalists Identified
Application screening begins 10/01/2015

Reference Requests

Reference Requests

Accept References Yes
Minimum Number of References 3
Maximum Number of References 5
Cutoff Date 10/30/2015
Special Instruction for Reference Provider

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Writing Sample
  3. Cover Letter

Optional Documents

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