Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Social Science - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama


United States
(0809731)

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Detailed Job Description

The University of Alabama’s interdisciplinary New College invites applications for a critically engaged interdisciplinary social scientist for a tenure-track (9-month) faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 16, 2016. The successful candidate will maintain a research and teaching emphasis in one or more of the following: social and economic inequality, globalization studies, food studies, and critical regional studies. Research and teaching may contain a discipline-specific component but should also include a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinarity.


The successful candidate will be appointed to New College and another department within the College of Arts and Sciences, based on the candidate’s background and experience.
A completed Ph.D. in a relevant social science discipline (such as history, political science, or psychology) or interdisciplinary specialization is required. The successful candidate will teach lower-level interdisciplinary seminars such as “Cooperation and Conflict,” upper-division interdisciplinary seminars in the targeted areas of specialization, and courses in another department that fits the candidate’s background and experience. Required also is the ability to advise a diverse group of students with varied interests including but not limited to social justice, nonprofit management, globalization studies, food studies, and sustainability studies.
New College is a dynamic, seminar-based program of interdisciplinary and integrative studies that was founded at The University of Alabama in 1971 to serve undergraduate students who pursue individualized programs of study. For faculty and students alike, the program provides an integrated liberal arts experience with access to the resources of a large, comprehensive research institution. New College has a long tradition of commitment to interdisciplinary and cross-cultural work and maintains good relations with partner departments across the university.
To be considered for this position, apply online at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Please attach a cover letter and current vitae with the names and contact information of three references. In your application materials, please address these three topics: (1) your research program (2) your understanding of and experience with interdisciplinarity, (3) your teaching philosophy and a brief description of potential seminars you would like to teach. Chair of the search committee: Dr. Marysia Galbraith (mgalbrai@ua.edu, phone: 205-348-8412) New College, University of Alabama, Box 870229, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0229. Review of applications begins Jan. 8, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.



Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • NEW COLLEGE
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Security Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public and Environmental Health, Epidemiology
  • Urban Studies & Planning
  • Public Administration & Policy
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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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