Assistant or Associate Professor- Seattle Pacific University

Job ID:
Date Position is Available:
Fall 2016
Listing Active:
11/16/2015 to 12/17/2015
Assistant or Associate Professor of Sociology/Urban Studies

Department of Sociology

Seattle Pacific University

Job Position/Rank:
Academic Positions: Assistant/Associate Professor

Special Program and
Areas of Faculty Expertise:
Urban Sociology

Salary Range:

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Job Description:
About Seattle Pacific University:

Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Its comprehensive academic programs serve more than 4,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU seeks to be a premier Christian University fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants committed to its Christian mission. Due to our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an excellent and diverse teaching faculty. Members of underrepresented populations are particularly encouraged to apply.

Job Description:

Tenure-track position in Sociology/Urban Studies to start September 1, 2016. The position is a full-time, 9-month appointment beginning September 1, 2016. The teaching load is 33 quarter credits. Additional requirements include advising, committee assignments, and promising research trajectory.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Sociology. Specialization in urban studies, with special consideration for the areas urban planning, urban policy, urban demography, neighborhood change, and GIS. A successful candidate will demonstrate teaching excellence, commitment to scholarly production, and collaboration in a new urban studies program. The ideal candidate will be able to teach courses in GIS, urban planning or urban public policy. Candidates with interests and expertise in internships and study abroad programs will be preferred.

Additional Information:

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include health, dental, disability, and life insurance, as well as retirement programs. A moving allowance is provided.

Application Deadline:

The online application includes an official SPU application form, a cover letter, a CV and a faith statement of approximately one page. Application deadline is February 1, 2016, but applications will be reviewed as they arrive until position is filled.

All inquiries should be addressed to:

Dr. Karen Snedker, Search Committee Chair
Department of Sociology
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Avenue West, Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98199

Karen Snedker
3307 3rd Avenue W
Suite 210
Seattle WA, 98119