Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor (or Associate Professor with appropriate qualifications) in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology to begin September 1, 2022.
Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We seek candidates whose experience has prepared them to help us realize our college-wide goal of engagement and inclusion of culturally and racially diverse audiences in the humanities, arts, and sciences. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education.
To support these goals, Gustavus Adolphus College is currently in the second year of a multiyear, multi-departmental hiring initiative to enhance and diversify departmental curricular and co-curricular offerings. Minnesota is home to vibrant Black American communities and growing communities of Hmong, Latinx, and Somali peoples, as well as significant numbers of Indigenous people. We believe that representation from these groups contributes positively to our student body.
We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA) College of Swedish immigrant heritage that is a leading residential, national liberal arts institution of 2200 students.
Department Information: The Sociology and Anthropology Department supports the college's liberal arts' mission, including community, diversity, justice, and service. It aims to foster in its students curiosity, open-mindedness, respect for other cultures and experiences, and engagement with pressing social problems and the world's greatest challenges. This position builds on departmental strengths in social justice, social policy, and global issues.
The department is committed to student teaching and advising. Its students come from a diverse variety of backgrounds. Over 40% of its majors are self-identified students of color. The department values its strong interconnections with other majors and interdisciplinary programs, particularly Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies; Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies; Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies; and Public Health. For more information about the department, its faculty, students, and courses, please see the department website at https://gustavus.edu/soc-anthro/.
Major/Essential Functions: Gustavus faculty teach, advise, conduct research, and serve the college and department. Currently, tenure-line Gustavus faculty have a 6-course equivalent teaching assignment. The successful candidate will in their first year receive a reduced assignment of 5 courses.
Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses on immigration in the U.S., sociology of population or demography, and research methods, including quantitative ones, as well as contributions to general education.
Application Procedures: To apply, visit https://gustavus.edu/jobs and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:
- Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications
- Curriculum vitae
- A brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy
- A brief (one page) statement of research interests
- A brief (one page) statement of inclusion and equity commitment
- Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable)
- The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and teaching effectiveness; please indicate the teaching reference in your letter of application). Please do not ask references to submit letters of recommendation; the committee will conduct reference checks by phone.
For full consideration, applications must be received by October 8, 2021. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. At this time, please only upload the required documents listed above; finalists may be asked to submit other documentation (e.g., course syllabi, student evaluations) related to position qualifications. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.
Gustavus Adolphus College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.