Overview

Job Description:

As the Sociology, Instructor I you will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as applicable; be involved in course and curriculum development; be responsible for developing a program of research; and participate on College and University committees and/or initiatives.

Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned master’s degree or higher in Sociology or related field from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation.
  • Strong evidence of commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, and a strong record of active student-inclusive engagement.
  • The successful candidate will be broadly trained in sociology, or related field, and committed to teaching liberal arts undergraduates in Sociology, with emphasis on gender, race and class, and be able to collaborate with other colleagues to engage in interdisciplinary teaching/learning at the lower and upper levels
  • Must possess a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the field of instruction.
  • Must meet the University and College criteria for the appointment to the level of Instructor I.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • While grounding in discipline knowledge is essential, an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspective with ability to connect discipline expertise to the whole curriculum is also desired.
  • Background/Expertise in gender, race and class is preferred.
  • We prefer a candidate who is committed to growing the sociology major.
  • Demonstrated evidence of community-based initiatives tied to teaching is preferred.
  • Evidence of innovative teaching techniques involving face-to-face teaching, critical thinking, teaching online and blended learning courses, and other creative ways to teach scaled-up classes are preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Experience or commitment to engaged learning & teaching. Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning. Must value continued scholarship and service to the school and university.