3849BR College of Liberal Arts CLA-Sociology/Anthropology
Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track Faculty Discipline: Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor Employment Category: Fulltime Anticipated Start Date: 14-Aug-2019
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Detailed Job Description
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Rochester Institute of Technology seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in medical sociology or medical anthropology beginning August 2019. Prospective candidates are expected to have earned a Ph.D. in sociology or anthropology with a primary specialization in human health or medicine. We seek candidates with theoretically-informed scholarship that explores the impact of gender, race, class, disability, or environment on human health. The regional specialization is open. Health research among American Indian, indigenous, or underrepresented communities globally is encouraged.
The successful candidate will join a vibrant, interdisciplinary department, whose faculty members share a strong commitment to global justice, human rights, and sustainable futures. In the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at RIT, this commitment builds on expanding scholarship and coursework in the following three areas: social inequalities, cultural diversity, and globalization. While the investigative focus of each faculty is distinct and draws on a different body of research or theory, the department's inquiries into inequality, diversity, and globalization intersect and crosscut disciplinary boundaries. In this dynamic context, the successful candidate will be able to offer courses at all levels, including introductory courses, in our undergraduate degree programs in sociology & anthropology and international & global studies, and our multiple minors. There will be opportunities for new course development and collaborative research projects within and beyond the College of Liberal Arts.
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT's <href="http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/policiesmanual/p040">core values, <href="http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/policiesmanual/p030">honor code, and <href="http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/policiesmanual/p050">statement of diversity.
Required Minimum Qualifications
PhD. in Anthropology or Sociology
Primary specialization: human health and medicine
Theoretically informed scholarship
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
Required Minimum Education Level PhD
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy
How To Apply HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty ; search openings, then Keyword Search 3849BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:
A brief teaching philosophy
A list of courses taught or prepared to teach
A sample publication or excerpt chapter from doctoral thesis
The names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers for three references
To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by September 25, 2018. The position will be kept open until a suitable candidate is found.
Additional Details The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu. RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.
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