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Tenure Track Faculty Position (Open Rank), Science, Technology and Society - Dept. of Sociology and

Rowan University
Glassboro, New Jersey
Closing date
May 5, 2024

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Full Time
Science and Technology Studies
Organization Type
Rowan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in sociology at an open rank to begin September 2024. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is in search of a sociologist equipped with robust quantitative skills whose expertise advances knowledge of sociology through research and teaching, and a strong commitment to social justice. We seek a candidate who studies the human implications of technology, including the role of intersecting inequalities of race, (dis)ability, sex/gender, age, and/or power in the development and implementation of new technologies. We have a preference for candidates who use computational methods and/or analyze "big data" in their research, but other methodological approaches are welcome.
The ideal candidate is anticipated to establish independent, externally funded research initiatives while dedicating themselves to addressing the requirements of teaching and service. Further, the ideal candidate will be prepared to collaborate on research and grant writing with the medical schools and the various university and college Centers and Institutes, such as the Hollybush Institute for Global Peace and Security, the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights, Social Research Center, Socio-Behavioral, Security & Law Enforcement Cannabis Center and MAVRC - New Machine & Artificial Intelligence VR Center. Candidates must possess strong quantitative analytical skills; a commitment to excellence in research and teaching is essential.
Successful candidates are expected to establish and maintain an active and independent research program, teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and provide service to the department, the university, and the profession.
Additional qualifications required for this role include:
- The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Sociology or related discipline with a conferral date no later than July 1, 2024.
- Strong quantitative analytical skills.
- Engagement in research, teaching, and service, as is customary across all roles at Rowan University.
- Demonstrated leadership in advocating for social justice and inclusion, particularly concerning our students.
- Willingness to collaborate on research, grant writing, and teaching with department colleagues and Rowan's Colleges, Centers, and Institutes.
- Contribution to developing and implementing curricula that promote advancements in sociology.
- Dedication to enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
- Active engagement within local communities as a leader promoting the relevance of sociology in addressing our changing society.
- For full and associate professors, a robust history of externally funded research is expected.
- For assistant professors, a clear potential and promising outlook for securing substantial extramural funding are essential.
The Sociology and Anthropology Department offers a supportive environment to students wishing to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates in Sociology, Anthropology, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, Human Services, and Social Work. We are seeking faculty who can help strengthen the program while fulfilling their research mission. For more information about Rowan University and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, please visit
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) stands as Rowan University's second-largest college, comprising seven departments, a Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, and nineteen majors. CHSS boasts established graduate programs and is actively expanding Master's and Doctoral level programs. Hosting various Centers and Institutes serving research and educational purposes, CHSS emphasizes exceptional research, teaching, and service. Our mission revolves around breaking boundaries and generating knowledge to benefit our evolving world. We strongly support faculty research and integrate faculty members as integral partners in the College's governance.
A top 100 national public research institution, Rowan University offers bachelor's through doctoral and professional programs in person and online to 22,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., its medical school campuses in Camden and Stratford, and five others. The University has earned national recognition for innovation, commitment to high-quality, affordable education, and developing public-private partnerships. A Carnegie-classified R2 (high research activity) institution, Rowan has been recognized as the fourth fastest-growing public research university, as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For more information on Rowan University, click here ( .
Rowan University celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, race, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, (dis)ability status, military status, and other NJ-protected classes. Rowan University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment, as required by Title IX. Rowan is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with (dis)abilities. Rowan strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.
Applications must be submitted through our online admission tracking system ( The review of applications will commence on January 31, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. All applications must contain a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a description of research interests with current publications and ongoing works, as well as plans for future research at Rowan, and contact details for three references. Candidates invited for an interview will be required to submit three letters of reference. Please note that all positions are subject to budget appropriations.

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