The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology, beginning August 2021. Preference will be given to those whose research has been or will be focused on impacting under-served populations and competency with diversity-related issues.
The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy has 17 full-time faculty members, three major programs, 11 minor programs, and three micro-credentials. The Sociology Program has approximately 90 students split among the B.S. major (one face-to-face and another online), minors (disciplinary and multidisciplinary), and focus. NKU is a comprehensive regional university of 14,500 students located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati, OH in an area offering an outstanding quality of life. It is near a variety of natural areas and is a nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. For additional information about the Sociology Program at NKU, visit http://nku.edu/sociology.
Primary Responsibilities :
Candidates should demonstrate commitment and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds. Candidates should be prepared to teach introduction to sociology, social inequality, and upper-division courses in their area of expertise and both face-to-face and online courses. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in developing curricula, program assessment, service, (including department engagement with the community) and will be expected to develop an active research and scholarly agenda.
Candidates must have Ph.D. in sociology completed by time of appointment, preferred candidate will have evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, a current research project, completed professional papers and/or publications, experience in writing grants, willingness to involve undergraduate students in research, and willingness to participate in civic engagement.
Applications should include a cover letter, current vita, teaching philosophy, and names and email addresses of at least three references. Please include your personal philosophy on diversity and inclusion and why they are important in higher education. Letters of recommendation will be requested upon narrowing the candidate pool.
Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Minimum Education: Ph.D
Quick Link: 9870
Internal Number: 9870
About Northern Kentucky University
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.