Detailed Job Description
The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for an opening for a non-tenure track, renewable, twelve-month position as term Instructor/Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology to serve as coordinator of our internship program, beginning in the summer of 2012.
The internship coordinator serves as the primary liaison between the Department and the organizations that provide placements for our students, and s/he is charged with identifying additional internship sites based on student interest. The coordinator also serves as instructor for the three-credit course that is connected to the students' internship experience, and s/he may be asked to teach other courses as needed. S/he also acts as a departmental liaison for the pool of part-time faculty who teach in the department.
Required Minimum Qualifications
All candidates for the position must present evidence of dynamic teaching and must possess at least a Master's degree in one of the departmental majors or minors by the time of appointment. Candidates with a Ph.D. will be given preference. The position requires excellent organizational, interpersonal and supervisory skills and the ability to work closely with and mentor college students. Work experience in non-profit organizations is a plus.
Special Instructions to Applicants
The appointee will join a growing department that currently offers undergraduate majors in Criminal Justice, Gerontology, Social Services and Sociology and a minor in Anthropology. The ideal candidate will have experience with college-level teaching and knowledge of state, regional and local community organizations as well as schools and governmental agencies in Connecticut where students in our majors might complete their required internship placements.
The University, which has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity, encourages women, minorities and individuals with disabilities to apply. Salary and benefits are very competitive. Please submit only a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae that includes the contact information for three references by March 4, 2012.