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Full-Time Visiting Faculty: Sociology

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Type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Faculty

 

Overview:

Quinnipiac University's College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a full-time one-year, visiting faculty position in Sociology. We are especially interested in applicants who can support our rapidly growing major in Health, Medicine and Society. The start date is August 2024. This position is an on-ground, on-campus position. It is benefits-eligible.

About the College:

The College of Arts and Sciences combines knowledge, skills and perspectives from across the humanities, arts, social and natural sciences. Our graduates are system thinkers who learn to solve problems and work across society, not just in a particular field. Equipped with integrated and interdisciplinary learning tools, they have the ability to see the world through multiple lenses, making them adaptable and versatile – traits that are highly valued by employers in every industry. Our curricula incorporate four key pillars to prepare graduates for the demands of an evolving job market and world; Applied and experiential learning, 21st-century professional skills and literacies, integrated and interdisciplinary thinking, and 360-degree academic and career advising. The College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate majors in Behavioral Neuroscience; Biochemistry; Biology; Chemistry; Criminal Justice; Data Science; Economics; English; Environmental Science; Game Design and Development; Gerontology; Health, Medicine, and Society; History; Individualized Majors; Interdisciplinary Studies; Justice and Community Engagement; Law in Society; Mathematics; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; Hispanic and Latin American Studies; Sustainability and Public Policy; and Theater. In addition, the College of Arts and Sciences offers 32 undergraduate minors, an MS in Molecular and Cell Biology, and the additional accelerated undergraduate/graduate programs: 3+1 and 4+1 BS/MS programs in Molecular and Cell Biology, 3+3 BA or BS/JD degree, 3+1 BA in Data Science/MS or MA in Communications, 3+1 BS in Data Science/MBA, 3+1 BS in Economics/MS in Accounting, Business Analytics, or Journalism or MBA, 3+1 BA in Theater/MBA or MA in Communications, and 3+2 BA or BS/MSW. Students can also complete a 5-year BA/BS and MA in Teaching in the following secondary education fields: Biology, English, History, and Math.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac University is a private, coeducational institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university currently has an enrollment of 9,000 students in more than 130 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing, and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Our 21 Division I teams have achieved remarkable success, boasting multiple conference titles. This includes a 2023 NCAA National Championship win in ice hockey, a three-time defending national champion women’s rugby team, and a trip to the Sweet 16 for our women’s basketball team. The Quinnipiac University Poll is nationally recognized as a leader in public opinion research, and the university is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review’s “The Best 388 Colleges.” The university is in the midst of program expansion and renewal for both traditional and adult learners, attraction of diverse communities, development of innovative corporate partnerships, and construction of an ambitious set of capital projects. For more information, please visit qu.edu. Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and X.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach four classes per semesters, including SO101 (Introduction to Sociology), SO 280 (Sociology of Health and Illness), SO360 (Sociology of Mental Health), and other classes that can support Sociology and Health, Medicine, and Society major.
  • Hold regularly scheduled office hours for students. 
  • Advise and mentor students.
  • Contribute to curricular development and revisions.
  • Attend program meetings.

Education Requirements:

  • A PhD in Sociology or related field is required at the time of appointment to be hired at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. Candidates with a master’s degree in an appropriate field may be hired at the rank of Visiting Instructor.

Qualifications:

  • A strong foundation in social sciences as they relate to health issues.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with relevant college teaching experience in health-related topics and other sociology classes for a broad audience, who can support our rapidly growing major in Health, Medicine, and Society.
  • Applicants who can relate work in health issues to inequality, race, gender, and justice are encouraged to apply.
  • Committed to excellence in teaching.
  • Commitment to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community

Special Instructions to Applicants:

TO APPLY:

Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references on the application form. Priority application date is June 21.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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