Arizona State University
Starting Fall, 2019
ASU Job #12556
The T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics (SSFD) at Arizona State University (https://thesanfordschool.asu.edu) invites applications for a full time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology beginning Fall 2019. We seek a community-engaged scholar with a Latinx focus. Areas of expertise are open but preferred areas of specialization include immigration, education, social movements, labor, environment/sustainability, and health. We are especially interested in scholars who take an intersectional approach or whose research reflects the diversity within the Latinx population (such as gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, national origins, indigeneity, or legal status). This position is part of an effort to build a 21st-century sociology program with new and existing resources in the well-established and successful School of Social and Family Dynamics.
For this position, candidates must have a PhD in sociology by time of appointment and show evidence of, or potential for, excellence in research, teaching, and service. The ideal candidate must also demonstrate sustained and significant engagement in Latinx communities. The candidate will be expected to teach sociology courses including a course on community-based research, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, develop a vigorous research program, maintain an active agenda of peer-reviewed publications, participate in service to the university and profession, and contribute to the growth of the sociology program. Preference will be given to candidates who use qualitative methods, have experience in interdisciplinary settings and have demonstrated success in meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or diverse communities.
SSFD is an innovative interdisciplinary academic unit focused on the health and well-being of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and society. SSFD has launched a multi-pronged program of scholarship, translation, and impact focused on Diversity and Inclusion Science (https://thesanfordschool.asu.edu/disi). With 50+ full-time faculty, 500+ graduate students, and 3,000+ undergraduate majors/minors, SSFD has a doctoral and online master’s degree in sociology as well as doctoral and online master’s degrees in family and human development. SSFD takes pride in having a collegial atmosphere bolstered by permeable boundaries among its faculty and its ties to many other units. The School’s program in sociology is targeted for growth. ASU’s location within the Phoenix metropolitan region (the nation’s 5th most populous city) with a large Latinx population provides a rich context for basic and applied research and community engagement in many areas related to sociology.
Initial receipt of complete applications is Nov 12, 2018; if not filled, review of complete applications will continue every week thereafter until the search is closed. To apply, please send the following materials electronically to Professor Nilda Flores-Gonzalez firstname.lastname@example.org: (1) a cover letter describing your research, teaching and community-engagement qualifications and fit with this position, and that includes contact
information (including email addresses) for three references; (2) a curriculum vitae that includes a complete publication and funding record, and (3) an outline of future research plans (not to exceed two pages). Background check is required for employment.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Further information on ASU’s policies can be found athttps://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and its complete non-discrimination statement at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/
Approved pending noted change above