Sociology Tenure Track Faculty - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The candidate will be an integral member of the Sociology faculty program as well as the Sociology, Anthropology, and Behavioral Science department. The candidate will be required to follow those responsibilities outlined in the MSCD Handbook for Professional Personnel.

Primary teaching responsibilities include teaching Criminology and Sociological Writing courses. Additional consideration will be given to candidates who are able to teach Theory, Social Statistics, and Global Area Studies. The position requires teaching day, evening, or weekend classes (four courses, 12 hours per semester), student advising, scholarly activities, and college/community service.
Teaching involves activities that impart knowledge and critical thinking skills to students. It includes preparing for courses assigned, assessing student progress, conducting curricular review, curricular development, and program review, including the use of new technology, as appropriate.

Advising involves activities specifically directed to assist the student in choosing career options, choosing a degree program, successfully completing his or her degree, obtaining employment or graduate school placement, and keeping informed of College policies.

Scholarly Activities:
This is a process which includes activity that brings enrichment to the faculty member and the profession and results in new material that can be presented to students, as well as new skills which benefit the College community and are related to the faculty member's assigned responsibilities. It may include investigative work or basic research; infusion of isolated facts with meaning and perspective; making connections across disciplines; placing the specialized in broad context; making knowledge broadly accessible; the solving of problems through the use of scholarly expertise, pedagogical research, creative exploration and production; and methods for the transformation and extension of knowledge, so long as such activities enhance the faculty member's teaching and/or the faculty member's ability to perform his or her assigned responsibilities.

Service involves contributions to the improvement of the welfare of the College at any level, and typically unpaid public service to the community or professional organizations which benefits the College.

Required Qualifications

Doctorate in Sociology conferred no later than July 1, 2012.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in sociology with the ability to teach courses such as Criminology, Deviant Behavior in Society, Juvenile Delinquency, Sociology of Law, and the Art and Craft of Sociological Writing. Additional consideration will be given to candidates able to teach Theory, Social Statistics, and Global Area Studies.

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply through the online application system at

The full position announcement is listed there along with application instructions. Be prepared to attach a cover letter, CV, a copy of transcripts, three letters of recommendation, sample syllabi and complete student evaluations evaluations from a single semester (if available). Official Transcripts will be required of all finalist candidates.

ABD candidates must submit a letter from their dissertation committee chair that the Ph.D. will be awarded by July 1, 2012.

If an electronic version is not available, please mail or fax to:

Dr. Nicholas Recker, Search Committee Chair
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Behavioral Science
Metropolitan State College of Denver
Campus Box 28
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362

Phone: 303-556-3050
Fax: 303-556-5360

Keyword Phrases

  • Sociology Tenure Track Faculty
  • Soc, Anthro & Behav. Sci.
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelor's and master's degrees
  • Sociology
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 1/25/2012