Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Assistant Professor, Sociology

Posted: 10/12/2018 (Employment)

The Department of Sociology at Drexel University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialty in environmental sociology. Successful candidates will develop and teach undergraduate courses in environmental sociology as well as core courses in the major.

This position continues the investment in the Sociology Department at Drexel University and the expansion of its research foci in Urban, Environmental, and Medical Sociology. The Department successfully recruited a new Department Head in 2015, two urban sociologists in 2016, and a medical sociologist in 2017.

Qualifications
Required qualifications include a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Sociology (ABD accepted with degree completion expected before starting the position;) expertise in environmental sociology as demonstrated by publications, presentations, or courses taught; and evidence of excellence in scholarship and teaching, such as funded research, publications, or teaching awards. 
Essential Functions

We expect that this person’s research and teaching will contribute to the Sociology Department and participate in and initiate collaborations across the Schools, Colleges, and Centers at Drexel. Teaching duties include developing and teaching courses in environmental sociology as well as core courses in the Sociology major.

This position will focus on environmental sociology to complement the strengths of current faculty and will contribute to positioning Drexel as a high profile sociology program with a strong research and educational identity.

Investigate topics such as the global political economy of land use and environmental degradation; consumption; food systems, energy transitions, waste disposal issues, and environmental action; the material flow and circulation of natural resources, food, energy, waste, and environmental disasters and risk; theorizing socio-natures.

Participate in and initiate collaborations across the Schools, Colleges, and Centers at Drexel. Successful candidates will develop and teach courses in environmental sociology as well as core courses in the Sociology major.

Supplemental Posting Information

All applications must be submitted online at www.drexeljobs.com. The successful applicant must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. by August 15, 2019.

Interested candidates may direct questions to Dr. Susan Bell seb376@drexel.edu. Review of applications will begin November 10th, 2018 and continue until filled.

The successful applicant would begin September 1, 2019. Complete applications will include: 1) a cover letter with a statement of preparation for and interest in the position; 2) curriculum vitae with complete professional and academic history; 3) up to three samples of scholarly writing; and 4) the names, institutional affiliation, and email addresses only of at least three references.

Please do not submit reference letters at this time as such letters will be requested at a later date for short-listed applicants.

Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11%) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University’s acceptance of the results of the background investigation.

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Deadline: 11/10/2018

Location: Drexel University