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This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position responsible for contributing significantly to Stephen F. Austin State University’s undergraduate and/or graduate programs through teaching, scholarship/creative accomplishment, and service. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the chair.

Essential Job Functions

Performs an equivalent of twenty-four teaching load credits (TLC) for the combined fall and spring semesters; reduction of teaching load through reassignment of duties is possible under certain circumstances.

Engages in research/scholarly/creative and service activities at levels that are appropriate to faculty rank and departmental tenure/merit criteria.

Provides services to the university and the profession.

Participates in promotion review of lower-ranked faculty members within the department.

When tenured, participates in tenure review of candidates for tenure.

May conduct supplemental instructional activities such as independent studies, internships, advising, and thesis/dissertation supervision.

Non-Essential Job Functions

May receive course load reassignment when assigned administrative duties in support of the department/college/university.

May receive course load reassignment when assigned to prepare course material during the first semester/year when included as part of initial contract.

May receive course load reassignment when approved to conduct research/scholarly/creative accomplishment and service which exceed normal expectations.

May supervise the work of student and/or graduate assistants.

May serve on departmental, college, and university committees.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Extensive knowledge in the field in which the individual will be teaching.

Ability to effectively teach undergraduate and/or graduate students.

Ability and commitment to conduct research and/or scholarly/creative accomplishments and service.

Ability to work within a collaborative faculty environment.

Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.

Ability to work effectively and patiently with students.

Required Education

Terminal degree in the field in which the individual will be teaching is required. ABD candidates may be considered if Ph.D. is earned prior to start date.

Required Experience and Training

The rank of assistant professor is held by an individual who demonstrates the capability to produce research/scholarly/creative accomplishments, teach effectively, and provide service to the academic and general communities.

Preferred Qualifications Special Conditions for Eligibility

This is a security-sensitive position subject to criminal record check.

This is an IT-sensitive position subject to the Computer and Network Security policy.

Other Specifications

The Department of Anthropology, Geography and Sociology, in the College of Liberal and Applied Arts, invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track position in sociology at the rank of assistant professor to begin August 2022. Teaching responsibilities include online and in-person introductory courses, upper-level and graduate courses in quantitative methods / data analysis, and courses in the candidate’s specialty areas. Expertise in quantitative sociology could include, but is not limited to, research experience in social policy, cross-national research, social indicators, social psychology, geographic information systems (GIS), or Tableau. Other expectations include an active research program, university service, and continuing professional development. The ideal candidate must possess a doctoral degree in sociology at the time of appointment and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Salary Information Hiring Salary – $54,000

Posting Number F2021-049

Posting Open Date 11/30/2021

Review Start Date 02/01/2022

Posting Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter, teaching philosophy, research statement (submitted as “Other Document”), CV, writing sample, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on 2/1/2022.

Email John Pruit with questions at [email protected]

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Department Anthropology, Geography, & Sociology

Contact Name John Pruit

Contact Phone (936) 468-3496

Contact Email [email protected]

Contact Information Applicants will be contacted by the hiring department if selected for an interview If you have specific questions about this job posting, please contact HR at (936) 468-2304

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • Which of the following best represents your education background?

Attended school but did not receive High School Diploma or GED

Completed High School Diploma or GED

Completed Associate’s Degree or two years of college

Completed Bachelor’s Degree

Completed Master’s Degree

Completed Doctoral Degree or ABD

  • Will you have a Ph.D in hand prior to start date?



  • How many years of experience do you have teaching in higher education and in what field?

(Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

Cover Letter

Teaching Philosophy

Other Document

Curriculum Vitae

Writing Sample


List of References

Optional Documents

Other Document 1

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