Nine-month Tenure Track Position, Sam Houston State University

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The Department of Sociology at Sam Houston State University announces an opening for a nine-month tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2014. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, maintain an active research program, and provide service to the university and the discipline. We are open to applicants from any specialization, but are especially interested in candidates who have a research focus in immigration, race, and/or social movements. Applicants should address in their cover letter how their specialization will contribute to existing department strengths in rural sociology, sociology of food and agriculture, community, environment, disasters, and health.

A PhD in sociology or a closely related discipline must be completed by the time of appointment. Applicants must have a research agenda leading to publications in refereed journals and the potential to acquire extramural funding. Evidence of excellence (or the promise of excellence) in teaching effectiveness is also required. The department offers several undergraduate courses online and the Masters of Arts program is completely online. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be complete and include a cover letter detailing the applicant’s qualifications, relevant experience, and interest in the position. In addition, the application must include a curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching portfolio, official university transcripts, and the contact information of three professional references. References will not be contacted until the advanced stages of screening. Questions about the position should be directed to the co-chairs of the search committee: Dr. Colter Ellis (936-264-4085; and Dr. Jason Konefal (936-294-1511;

Sam Houston State University is located in historic Huntsville, Texas, one quarter of the way between Houston and Dallas, and at the boundary between the Piney Woods region of East Texas and the Prairies and Lakes region of Central Texas. The university has an enrollment of approximately 19,000 and 620 full-time faculty. Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and nominations of all qualified individuals.

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