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Associate or Full Professor and Department Chair, Department of Sociology

Company: Wake Forest University
Location: Winston Salem
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Application Instructions:External Applicants: Please upload your resume on the Apply screen. Your application will automatically populate your resume details, and you may verify and update data on the My Information page. Please add your cover letter and any other documents required for the position to the Resume/CV document upload section at the bottom of the My Experience application page. Use the Select Files button to add multiple documents including your cover letter and supporting documents. The My Experience page is the only opportunity to add your cover letter and supporting document attachments. You will not be able to modify your application after you submit it. Current Employees: Apply from your existing Workday account. Do not apply from the website. Log in to Workday. Click on the Jobs Hub and select Browse Jobs. Locate the position and click Apply. Update your Education and Job History.** Cover letter required for all positions and optional for facilities, campus services, and hospitality positions unless otherwise specified.Job Description SummaryThe Department of Sociology at Wake Forest University is seeking an Associate or Full Professor to join our department as Chair, starting July 1, 2024. The position comes with tenure, subject to Board of Trustees approval, and includes the expectation of service as Chair for an initial term of 3 years, with the possibility of renewal for a second 3-year term.Job Description:Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter that summarizes your leadership experience and perspectives on chairing an undergraduate department of sociology. In addition, please provide materials on your teaching, research, and social justice.On teaching, submit a teaching statement outlining your pedagogical philosophy on teaching sociology with personal reflections on actual teaching experiences (what have you done, how well did it go? What would you repeat, and what would you change?); as well as an annotated syllabus that explains the pedagogical choices you are making for any course that you care to offer for our curriculum. Some preference may be given to candidates who can teach upper-level seminars in one of two understaffed departmental concentrations (business and society; social determinants of health). ()On research, include a statement on your previous scholarship, your current research trajectory, and how you would contribute to the research profile of the department. Please provide at least one published or in preparation for submission article or book chapter.The Department of Sociology at Wake Forest University embraces the sociological tradition founded by W.E.B. Du Bois. We enjoy the highest percentage of URM and first-generation students of any major in the college.Include a social justice statement that speaks to how you work, in your research, teaching, and/or service (in academia and/or the broader community), to reduce the impact of oppressive systems (i.e., white supremacy and racism, sexism, queer antagonism, disability antagonism, poverty, etc.) and/or to increase resources and opportunities for historically excluded groups.Recommendation letters are not required upon submission of the application. Applicants who advance to the next stage of the search will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation.Additional Job DescriptionInterested applicants should apply via the University's career website at:. Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed to . Inquiries about the position should be directed to Professor Joseph A. Soares, Chair, Department of Sociology: . Evaluations of applications will begin on November 6, and continue until the position is filled.Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity; we seek applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. Wake Forest University is a highly ranked national university in the vibrant community of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.Time Type RequirementFull timeInorder to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.WakeForestseeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate.In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on thebasis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran statusandencourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Keywords: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem , Associate or Full Professor and Department Chair, Department of Sociology, Education / Teaching , Winston Salem, North Carolina

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