The University of Missouri-Kansas City seeks an assistant professor of sociology to start Fall Semester 2012. The ideal applicant will have training in qualitative methodology; research area is open. The Sociology Department has undergraduate and master's programs in sociology as well as a growing undergraduate anthropology minor; opportunities exist to participate in the university-wide Interdisciplinary PhD Program as well. This position will teach core sociology courses including the undergraduate capstone course and graduate qualitative methods, advise students at all levels, and serve the mission of the University.
Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in sociology with expertise in qualitative methodology; demonstrated teaching excellence and evidence of or potential for research productivity. Preferred: Interest in implementing “high impact” student learning experiences such as undergraduate research opportunities, internships, and/or service learning; experience in assessment of student learning; and demonstrated grant funding success.
Direct questions about this position to the chair of the search committee, Deborah B. Smith, Search Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
UMKC (www.umkc.edu) engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. The University of Missouri-Kansas City recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. To this end, UMKC is committed to recruiting and retaining faculty, students and staff who will further enrich our campus diversity and making every attempt to support their academic, professional and personal success. UMKC is an equal access, Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must state their current visa and residency status.
Application Deadline: Wednesday October 5, 2011. Apply online: http://www.umkc.edu/hr/career-opportunities/job-posting-search-academic.aspx. Please combine all materials (CV, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, two publications, and contact information for three references) into one document and upload as your resume attachment (11MB maximum). Limit document name to 50 characters.