Overview

SUNY Potsdam’s Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning fall semester 2018. Our nine-person department serves a diverse student population with over 254 majors and minors in both Sociology and Criminal Justice and an interdisciplinary minor in Human Services. We also actively contribute to the Women’s & Gender Studies, Environmental Studies, and First-Year programs. SUNY Potsdam is strongly committed to liberal arts education with a primary emphasis on teaching in reappointment, and tenure and promotion decisions. Normal teaching load is 12 credits per semester.

Our department values applied work, experiential pedagogy, and active engagement with students. We are seeking a faculty member committed to quality undergraduate teaching and advising, scholarly activity, professional growth and development, and service. We seek a sociologist or social work professional with primary teaching and research interests in areas related to human services. Our Department would like to expand the Human/Social Services minor into a major. In addition, we would like to continue working with SUNY Albany to establish a 3+2 in Social Work, which will allow students to obtain their Master’s. Secondary areas will be considered to the extent that they complement and extend the current strengths of the department. The successful candidate will be expected to possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants with a Ph.D. in Sociology or Social Work are preferred, but ABD applicants who expect to complete their degree by August 2018 will be considered.

Demonstrated potential to teach courses in Aging, Social Services, and Medical Sociology. Possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

We are seeking candidates who possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues and who have demonstrated a commitment to creating, fostering and sustaining an inclusive environment in and out of the classroom.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated potential to teach courses in secondary areas such as Work and Organizations, or Institutions will be considered to the extent that they complement and extend the current strengths of the department. Potential for scholarship appropriate for the rank.

Experience teaching at the post-secondary level.

We are, especially, seeking candidates who have worked with, done research with, or taught under-represented groups and have worked collaboratively across various departments in fostering success of underrepresented groups.

Job Requirements & Essential Functions of the Job:

The primary teaching responsibilities include areas in Human Services such as, Aging, Social Services, and Medical Sociology, and teach one or more of our core courses; Introduction to Sociology, Social Stratification, Theory, Qualitative Methods or Quantitative Methods. Secondary areas such as Work and Organizations, or Institutions will be considered to the extent that they complement and extend the current strengths of the department. In addition to teaching, service, scholarship, and supervision of students in field research and internships is also expected.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit the following:

Curriculum Vita must include the names and contact information of three references.

Evidence of potential for teaching effectiveness including two course syllabi,

One-page diversity statement detailing how your research, teaching and/or service have promoted and sustained the success of students from diverse/underrepresented backgrounds. Applicants with no prior involvement with such process should indicate how their research, teaching and/service will advance SUNY Potsdam’s diversity, equity and inclusion goals.