In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State fosters intellectual curiosity, encourages critical thinking, inspires civic engagement, and promotes a global perspective. We are public teaching institution committed to offering quality programs in the liberal arts and sciences and complementing professional studies curricula where research is strongly encouraged, especially projects that involve undergraduates and/or community partners.
Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. The University is dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.
Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The University is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts and offers a high quality of life. Hiking, canoeing, and ski areas are minutes away, the campus is just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.
The Sociology Department at Westfield State University seeks applications for part-time instructors. This particular job posting is an 'Open Pool' position.There may or may not be available openings at this time however, when an opening does occur, the hiring manager will draw from the pool of applicants that we have on file on an as-needed basis.
The Part-Time Faculty Pool is open to qualified and competent experts, external to the University faculty who possess skills, education and experience in an academic and/or professional area. All part-time faculty are responsible for providing our students with a high quality learning environment. Responsibilities include instruction in both traditional and non-traditional learning modes; instructional preparation; assessment of student performance, including submission of final grades in a timely fashion; availability to students by appointment when mutually convenient; course syllabus; a limited number of faculty meetings.
NOTE: There is a specific need for an Instructor to teach Gerontology for Fall 2018
INTRO TO GERONTOLOGY(3.0 )
SOCI 0101 - Principles of Sociology SOCI 0200 - Cultural Anthropology SOCI 0201 - The Family SOCI 0202 - Race and Ethnic Relations SOCI 0250 - Research Methods I SOCI 0251 - Research Methods II SOCI 0300 - Internship in Sociology SOCI 0304 - Social Change SOCI 0305 - Urban Sociology SOCI 0307 - Social Problems SOCI 0308 - Social Inequality SOCI 0309 - Sociology of Religion SOCI 0311 - Complex Organizations SOCI 0312 - Population Studies in Sociology SOCI 0313 - Chinese Society and Culture SOCI 0314 - Collective Behavior and Social Movements SOCI 0315 - Sociology of Gender SOCI 0316 - Small Groups SOCI 0317 - Deviance and Social Control SOCI 0318 - Sociology of Medical Care SOCI 0319 - Sociology of Sexualities SOCI 0320 - Sociology of Education SOCI 0321 - Sociology of Aging SOCI 0326 - The Global Experience SOCI 0328 - Women and Aging SOCI 0330 - Sociology of Law SOCI 0331-0334 - Special Topics in Sociology SOCI 0335 - Sociological Theory SOCI 0337 - Death and Dying SOCI 0338 - Families and Aging SOCI 0345 - Sociology of Globalization SOCI 0390 - Capstone in Sociology SOCI 0399 - Independent Study
GERO 0101 - Introduction to Gerontology GERO 0370 - Gerontology Internship GERO 0399 - Independent Study in Gerontology
ANTH 0101 - Introduction to Anthropology ANTH 0200 - Methods of Ethnography from 1900-Present ANTH 0201 - Cultural Anthropology ANTH 0250 - Special Topics in Anthropology ANTH 0313 - Chinese Culture and Society ANTH 0320 - Political Anthropology ANTH 0350 - Special Topics in Anthropology
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of a master's degree in a related field.
Ability to understand and implement teaching and advising processes and strategies for college students, preferred.
A demonstrated commitment to promoting domestic diversity and/or global multiculturalism in the curriculum where appropriate.
EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT: Exceptions to these requirements may be made for sound academic reasons in certain specialized academic areas. Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above but who can demonstrate exceptional talent and accomplishment are also encouraged to apply.
Applications will be accepted continuously into the pool and will be used to fill vacancies as they become available. Candidates are encouraged to revisit their application from time-to-time to update their CV's and contact information, as necessary. Applicants should withdraw their application from the pool if they are no longer interested.
The application process will require that all applicants designate their preference for teaching in the day, evening, or both.
Westfield State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.
APPLICANTS TO THESE POOLS WILL NOT HEAR BACK ON THEIR STATUS UNLESS AN OPENING OCCURS AND THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR DECIDES HE/SHE WISHES TO INTERVIEW THAT CANDIDATE TO POSSIBLY FILL THE NEW OPENING.
Please complete the attached online application and upload the following documents:
Document containing contact information for three reference providers
Note: When preparing your cover letter, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement. Your cover letter should be written in a manner that addresses these qualifications and specifically indicates your availability to each a course at the university. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.
NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us.
Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.
In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. The University is dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.