Anna Dean Carlson Distinguished Professorship

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The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at West Virginia University seeks  nominations and applications for the Anna Dean Carlson Distinguished Professorship to  begin August 2013. The Carlson Professorship is funded by an endowment for the purposes of fostering sociological education and academic research. The appointment  will be made at the full professor or advanced associate professor rank, and the area of specialization is open. The position entails significant service and leadership responsibilities, including mentoring early-career faculty members, and carries benefits  commensurate with an endowed professorship at West Virginia University. Support for  the position includes a competitive salary, benefits, and travel allowance.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in sociology and should have substantive experience on  the faculty of a sociology department with a Ph.D. program.  Successful applicants  should have an outstanding national reputation as a scholar and teacher with a research  agenda capable of attracting graduate students and external funding.  Factors to be  considered in assessing candidates’ scholarly and teaching records include honors  received (e.g., awards, fellowships, etc.), participation and leadership in national and international organizations, and/or proven potential to secure external research funding. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers two undergraduate degree programs and an M.A. in Sociology, with average cohorts of 10-15 students.  We serve  over 900 majors and pre-majors pursuing the B.A. in Sociology & Anthropology or the  B.A. in Criminology.  We are seeking a distinguished colleague with interest in and  ability for contributing to development of a Ph.D. program, including mentoring graduate students.

The department welcomes letters of nomination. These letters, as well as applications,  which should include a letter of interest, a c.v., and contact information for five  references able to speak to the quality of the candidate’s scholarship and leadership, and documentation related to criteria above, should be sent to Professor Larry Nichols,  Department of Sociology and Anthropology, West Virginia University, PO Box 6326,  Morgantown, WV  26506-6326. Email applications consisting of a single PDF file can be sent to Larry.Nichols@mail.wvu.edu.  Nominations and applications received by  December 1, 2012 will receive full, priority consideration. We will continue to welcome  and review applications and nominations until a successful hire is completed.

West Virginia University is a Research-High Activity university, an Affirmative Action,  EEO employer, and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.  Morgantown is located within one hour of Pittsburgh and three and half hours of the Washington/Baltimore area. Morgantown has been recognized as one of the most livable  small cities in the U.S. There are extensive recreational opportunities, affordable housing,  and a supportive environment for faculty and families.