The David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences at High Point University invites applications for the position of Chair, Sociology and Anthropology, beginning Fall 2018. The ideal candidate will be an established scholar in the field of Anthropology or Sociology with demonstrated administrative experience, evidence of excellent teaching, and a strong record of publication and research. A record of leadership within a university setting, novel ideas to grow the joint Sociology and Anthropology major, innovative methods for conveying anthropology and sociology to a broader public, and experience mentoring junior faculty and students is desired. The area of expertise is open and individuals whose scholarly work includes one or more of the following specializations are encouraged to apply: economic, environmental or religious anthropology or sociology. The geographic area of specialization is open, and experience in applied anthropology or sociology is expected. The department also actively participates in the university’s Honors Program, the First Year Seminar Program, the Service Learning Program, Global Experiences, Women’s and Gender Studies and Environmental Studies minors.
Review of applications will begin on Nov. 1, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled. Start date for the position of August 15, 2018. High Point University is committed to diversity in hiring, and seeks candidates from underrepresented constituencies. High Point University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Doctorate in anthropology or sociology. The field of specialization is open with a preference for research or teaching in one or more of the following areas: economic, environmental, religious, or applied anthropology or sociology.
Experience and Training
The department seeks a candidate with a record of teaching, scholarship and grants that merit appointment to department chair at the level of associate or full professor.
Knowledge, Skills, Ability
Demonstrated excellence in teaching, service, and research as well as prior experience designing and leading new curricular and programmatic initiatives at the university level are expected. Candidates with experience in applied anthropology, or who have worked to communicate social science research to a broader public are preferred. High Point University particularly seeks candidates committed to using active or problem based learning and integrative teaching technologies.
The department chair is responsible for the academic leadership of a new Sociology and Anthropology Department beginning in the fall of 2018. This growing and innovative academic department includes four fulltime faculty members in both sociology and anthropology. The successful candidate will manage course scheduling, budgeting hiring and evaluation of faculty, and assessment of programs, in addition to maintaining an active program of scholarship. The chair is responsible for overseeing the department’s contribution to the university’s general education program, engagement with interdisciplinary minors, and the growth of the sociology and anthropology major. The department chair will also work to expand partnerships with other departments across the university to provide innovative and integrated educational experiences for all High Point University students.
All applicants must submit the following:
A letter of interest addressing the required qualifications and responsibilities
A current CV with complete professional and academic history
An unofficial transcript of your highest degree awarded
Samples of published research
Evidence of teaching effectiveness
Names and contact information for three professional recommendations
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