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The University of La Verne invites applicants for an entry-level tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology to begin fall semester 2014.
The Sociology and Anthropology Department is part of the College of Arts and Sciences, which is engaged in developing The La Verne Experience, a University-wide initiative that integrates curricular, co-curricular, and community engagement. As a holistic educational approach, it focuses on Learning Communities, Theory-to-Practice, Experiential Learning, and Integrated Learning. Candidates will be expected to collaborate in departmental efforts with The La Verne Experience, including interdisciplinary approaches to education and innovative undergraduate research.
University of La Verne is a 120 year old, independent, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in southern California with a strong emphasis on teaching excellence and an increasing commitment to research and publications. The main campus is located in La Verne, a small town of 34,000 people, 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles, and nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and the Department is proud of its high graduation rate for underrepresented minorities
Candidates are expected to have a research agenda and to teach courses in Medical Sociology/Sociology of Health, and in one or more of the following areas: Demography/Population, Family, Social Organizations, Community and Urban Sociology, and Social Inequality. The candidate will also be expected to teach core courses, such as research methods, senior thesis, theory, and statistics. Preference will be given to candidates able to teach statistics. Candidates are expected to have an active program of research and to demonstrate potential for building a strong record of scholarship. University service, advising, and mentorship of students are also expected.
A Ph.D. in Sociology at the time of appointment is required. The ideal candidate will have some prior teaching experience.
Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching add to existing departmental research and teaching strengths.
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