Michigan State University - Assistant Professor in Environmental Sociology
Employment Opportunities
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 10:43 AM

Job #: 725515
Work Type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Social Science
Department: Sociology Social Science 10038784
Start Date: August 16, 2022
Salary: Commensurate with Experience; Competitive start-up support will be provided
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full-Time (90-100%), Tenure-System Faculty, Education/Training, Research/Scientific, Non-Union

Michigan State University actively promotes a dynamic research and learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

Position Summary: The Department of Sociology at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks candidates for a tenure-system Assistant Professor position in environmental sociology. The 9-month academic year position begins on August 16, 2022. We seek candidates with emerging or established expertise in investigating how regional and/or global ecological changes impact human health outcomes or disparities.

Required Degree: Doctorate

Minimum Requirements: Successful candidates must have:

· a PhD in Sociology or closely related field;
· expertise in environmental sociology;
· potential for or established record of scholarly publications in environmental sociology;
· potential for or established record of securing extramural research funding;
· potential for or demonstrated evidence of high-quality instruction and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and
· potential for or demonstrated evidence of effective service to the institution, leadership in the discipline, and/or engagement with broader publics.

Desired Qualifications: Preferred candidates will have:

· a commitment to investigate ecological impacts on human health outcomes or disparities;
· a strong record of or potential for securing extramural funding; and
· scholarly interests that connect with our departmental strength in sociology of migration.

Required Application Materials: Applications must be submitted to the MSU Applicant Page at https://careers.msu.edu. Complete applications must include (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a 1-page research statement; (4) a 1-page teaching statement; (5) a diversity and inclusion statement (a statement addressing how past/and or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance MSU’s commitment to inclusive excellence); and (6) letters of recommendation from three professional references.

Special Instructions: Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Tom Dietz (Search Committee Chair) at [email protected].

Website: https://sociology.msu.edu

Department Statement: The Department of Sociology has three signature areas of Environment, Health and Medicine, and Migration. Most faculty in the department perform research and teach courses in one or two of these areas. MSU sociologists have a rich history of interdisciplinary collaborations not only with other social scientists but also with humanists, physical scientists, and/or life scientists.

MSU Statement: MSU has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Michigan State University is located in East Lansing, MI, with easy access to the state capital, Lake Michigan, and award-winning school districts. MSU is also pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at http://miwin.msu.edu/.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. MSU actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, transgender or gender diverse individuals, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.