Assistant Professor - Sociology and Gender Studies - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Utah Valley University invites applications for a tenure track joint appointment in Sociology and Gender Studies at the level of assistant professor to begin fall 2016. Successful candidates will specialize in the Sociology of Gender, with secondary expertise preferred in fields including Research Methods and Statistics.
Successful candidates will have experience or interest in developing UVU’s nascent interdisciplinary Gender Studies program and contributing to interdisciplinary initiatives across campus. Normal teaching load in the College is 4/4, with course release opportunities for program development work and scholarly production. Teaching duties will be split between Sociology and Gender Studies according to the appointee’s fields of expertise and student demand. Successful candidates will situate their teaching and scholarship with respect to UVU’s emphasis on Engaged Learning. PhD required at time of appointment.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with terminal, earned degree appropriate to discipline. ABD accepted. Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content. Evidence of potential for scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited university with a PhD required. Teaching experience in higher education, and active research agenda focused in Sociology of Gender, Research Methods, and Statistics required.


Excellence in teaching as demonstrated through effective instructional strategies and techniques in the classroom and in community-based education settings.
Effective interpersonal, problem-solving and decision-making skills, with a willingness to serve on committees.


Ability to teach undergraduate level courses in Sociology and Gender Studies.
Ability to articulate a diverse/multicultural perspective.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Under “Reference’s Letter” Please list a minimum of three contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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