Visiting Assistant Professor

Webster University in Missouri

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted April 18, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The Department of Anthropology & Sociology at Webster University invites applicants for a visiting assistant professor position beginning August 2014. A Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field is preferred at the time of appointment although we will consider strong candidates who are ABD.

The position requires the teaching of a 3/3 course load and the opportunity to contribute to a growing program. The successful candidate will have a focus in the sociology of law, crime, or deviance and at least one of the following areas:  globalization, organizations, or environmental sociology. Additionally, we seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education, evidence of teaching excellence, and evidence of scholarly productivity and ongoing research.

Applicants should be qualified and willing to teach both introductory and advanced coursework in Sociology, plus additional courses in the candidates area(s) of specialty. Additionally, applicants should be comfortable teaching in a multi-disciplinary environment and potentially be able to teach criminology courses as well. This is a nine (9) month academic position.

Webster University was founded in 1915 and is a private, multi-campus and international institution. This position is for the main St. Louis campus located near to downtown St. Louis in historic Webster Groves, MO. The St. Louis campus provides an academic home for more than 3,500 undergraduate and 3,300 graduate students from across the globe.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should forward: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, (4) teaching evaluations, and (5) contact information for at least three references.

Please email application materials to Sociology Search Committee, Materials may also be mailed to Human Resources, Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri, 63119-3194

Webster University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. We strongly encourage applications from those who identify as diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, and/or veteran status.