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Academic Faculty

(Professor of Sociology (Open Rank))

Sociology & Anthropology

Open for Recruitment:  August 28, 2012 - October 15, 2012
Announcement #:  10000017432
Salary Range:  Commensurate with experience
Full or Part Time:  Full Time
Location: Moscow

Materials Required:
    Online Application
    Letter of Interest-Application
    Summary of Teaching Evaluations
    Curriculum Vitae
    Selected Publications

Position Vacancy: Tenure-track position in sociology. Rank open.


Starting Date: Negotiable between January 1 and August 19, 2013


Major Responsibilities:


The candidate will contribute to departmental strengths in inequalities and globalization through innovative curriculum and research. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to an interdisciplinary team through providing research skills on social and policy aspects of projects involving interaction with technology and information infrastructures.  The successful candidate will have an established record of success in research and teaching excellence, a commitment to collaboration, and a willingness to engage in service to the department and the university. The normal teaching load is five courses per year, but this is negotiable for this position.


Required Qualifications:


·         Ph.D. in sociology


·         The ability to contribute to departmental strengths in inequalities & globalization.


·         The ability to work with an interdisciplinary team through providing expertise on social and/or policy aspects of projects involving interaction with technology and information infrastructures.


·         An established record of success in research excellence.


·         An established record of success in teaching excellence.


·         A commitment to collaboration


·         An established record of departmental and university service


·         An ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community


Preferred Qualifications:


·         Quantitative research skills


·         Experience working on interdisciplinary research teams


·         Expertise in researching rural communities


·         Ability to seek external funding.


·         Experience teaching and research in the area of racial and ethnic relations


Closing Date: The closing date for applications is October 15, 2012 or until suitable candidates are identified.


Application Procedure: To be considered, applicants should:


            1. Complete the online application.


            2: Submit the following via the online application system (prefer .pdf or .doc format)


§  A letter of application


§  Curriculum Vitae


§  Summaries of teaching evaluations, if available.


§  Copies of recent publications or funding proposals are welcome although not required.


3. Arrange for three (3) confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to and/or mailed to:

                        Professor John Mihelich, Search Committee Chair

                        Department of Sociology & Anthropology

                        University of Idaho

                        875 Perimeter Drive, MS 1110

                        Moscow, ID  83844-1110


            4. Documents that cannot be submitted online should be mailed to Professor Mihelich.


We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.


The Department of Sociology & Anthropology is part of the University of Idaho College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences.  The Department offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Sociology and Anthropology, an M.A. in Anthropology, and an Academic Certificate in Diversity & Stratification, one of the most successful academic certificates at the university. The Department offers three emphasis areas in sociology: Inequalities and Globalization, Criminology, and General Sociology.


As the largest division of the University of Idaho, the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences houses 11 departments and several interdisciplinary programs with nearly 4,000 students. The College values the integration of learning and discovery in its efforts to develop and support distinctive programs that enhance the land grant mission of the university within the context of the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Students are prepared to become knowledgeable, contributing citizens in a world of diverse cultures and contexts. Beyond learning how to discover, analyze, and integrate knowledge across disciplines, graduates come to value lifelong learning as the basis for excellence in any endeavor.


The University of Idaho is a land-grant research and teaching institution and the state’s flagship university. The University has a full-time faculty of over 850 and support staff of 1,500, enrolls over 12,000 students, grants more than 80 doctoral degrees each year, and has annual research funding in excess of $100 million.  The University is committed to educating the diverse people of the state, including a growing Latino/a population and members of the nearby Coeur d’Alene and Nez Perce tribes.


The University of Idaho is located in Moscow, Idaho, a community of over 21,000 surrounded by the rolling Palouse hills and only 8 miles from Pullman, Washington, home of Washington State University.  Minutes away from the forests, rivers, lakes and cycling and mountain bike trails of northern Idaho, Moscow offers numerous opportunities for outdoor activities. Moscow also offers many university and community-grown festivals and a vibrant downtown in addition to a weekly Farmers Market, extensive Food Co-op, and inclusive and progressive cultural climate.  Moscow is an hour’s flight from Seattle and 80 miles from Spokane, Washington, and the resort city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.


To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.