Position announcement: Sociologist of social stratification

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY, LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. The Department of Sociology & Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Sociology, effective Fall 2019. The successful candidate will have a primary area of research in social stratification utilizing quantitative methods with a focus on Latinx populations. The position will be in the Sociology & Anthropology department, but the successful candidate will also be affiliated with the Latin American and Latino Studies program and teach courses that are cross-listed with Latin American and Latino Studies. The candidate will be expected to teach introductory sociology courses and quantitative methods courses, as well as courses in their area of interest.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology completed by the starting date of August 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a vigorous research program that will contribute to the department’s programs, as well as to the Latin American and Latino Studies Program. To be considered, candidates must have at least one scholarly work accepted for publication or have secured extra-institutional research funding and must provide evidence of effective teaching as an instructor of record or teaching assistant.

Lehigh University is a highly competitive, research-oriented, private university experiencing significant growth. We are located one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City. The standard teaching load is 2/2. Lehigh University’s core mission includes a strong commitment to developing global initiatives. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has 15 faculty members and offers undergraduate majors in anthropology and sociology and an MA degree in sociology. Department faculty are active researchers and collaborate in a variety of interdisciplinary academic programs. The Latin American and Latino Studies Program draws on faculty from multiple social science and humanities departments, including Sociology & Anthropology, Modern Languages & Literatures, Journalism & Communication, English, and History, to offer an undergraduate major and minor.

Lehigh University is committed to increasing the diversity of its community and curriculum. Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and provides comprehensive benefits including partner benefits. Information about Work/Life Balance for
faculty can be found here.

Candidates should submit the following at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11396 : 1) a cover letter, 2) statements of research interests and teaching effectiveness (one statement for each), and 3) a curriculum vitae. Please do not submit additional materials at this time. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Applications must be completed by September 15, 2018 to receive full consideration. Questions concerning the position should be directed to Dr. Ziad Munson, Search Committee Chair, at zim2@lehigh.edu.