Professor of Practice Position, Tulane University

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The Department of Sociology and the Environmental Studies Program at Tulane University invite applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, Teaching Professor of Practice beginning in August, 2014. The appointment will be for three years, renewable contingent on performance and funding, and will carry no obligations for research or publication; the position carries an annual salary of $40,000. Some departmental and program service is expected.

Candidates who have completed a Ph.D. in sociology, with an environmental focus, at the time of application will be given preference. The teaching load is three courses per semester, with two of those courses in Sociology and one in Environmental Studies. The successful candidate will be able to teach Environmental Sociology and lower-level foundational Sociology courses, such as, for instance, Foundations of Sociology and Social Problems, as well as Introduction to Environmental Studies and upper-level Environmental Studies courses in the candidate’s area of interest, including a capstone course in Environmental Studies. They will also be expected to incorporate service learning into one or more of their classes with the assistance of Tulane’s Center for Public Service. Review of applications will begin April 21 and continue until the position is filled.

All application materials must be submitted online at; required materials include a letter of interest describing teaching strengths, recent teaching evaluations, a relevant syllabus, and a Curriculum Vita. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference forwarded to on their behalf. For additional information, applicants can contact Michele Adams, Chair of Sociology ( or Kathy Jack, Director of Environmental Studies (

Tulane has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and student body; the University is an equal opportunity employer and applications from women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged.