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Sociology, Full-time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

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Sociology, Full-time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

The Department of Sociology, Gerontology, and Substance Abuse Studies seeks to appoint a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology with specialization in Minority and Marginalized Populations and Theory. The Department of Sociology, Gerontology, and Substance Abuse Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse faculty and to creating a welcoming environment for all.

Position Overview:
Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook. Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. This position is full-time, tenure-track position.

College/Department Overview:
The College of Liberal Arts currently has 113 full-time and 152 part-time faculty in 8 academic departments. The College serves the University’s Core Curriculum programs and enrolls more than 2,850 undergraduate students and more than 300 graduate students in 34 undergraduate and 17 graduate majors. For further information see our website at http://www.uco.edu/la.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach four courses (twelve hours) per semester, including undergraduate and cross-listed graduate sections in Sociology such as Theory, Cultural Anthropology, Contemporary Social Movements, courses related to social inequality, and other courses as assigned. Must be willing to teach in a variety of instructional formats (in-person, hybrid, and online) as needed and appropriate. Teaches, advises, and mentors students; engages in service on the department, college, and university levels; and maintains an active program of research, scholarly, and/or creative activity.

Required Documents:
Online faculty application with cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, an academic writing sample, a teaching portfolio (which includes a teaching Sociology statement, a list of courses taught, and two syllabi), and transcripts for all degrees received. Confidential letters of recommendation may be emailed to jobs.uco.edu.

Qualifications Required:
An earned doctorate degree in Sociology awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval).

Qualifications Preferred:
Previous experience in university teaching is preferred.

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills; be familiar with the use of online learning management systems, e.g., D2L, WebEx, ZOOM, etc.

Physical Demands:
Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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