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Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology

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Required Application Documents must be submitted on-line at https://employment.denison.edu: • A letter of application • Curriculum Vitae • The names of three professional referees including email addresses, telephone numbers, and mailing addresses. Special Instructions to the Applicant All applicants must provide the names of 3 referees complete with email addresses. Once application​s are reviewed, referees for selected candidates will receive an email ​from ​the ​applicant tracking system. Instructions will be provided in this email to referees, including a unique secure portal link for each referee to upload an electronic letter of recommendation to the applicant’s online application. Please note that referees will not receive their emails and will not be able to submit their letter until the applicant has submitted her/his completed application. Denison will only accept electronic recommendation letters uploaded in the applicant tracking system. Reference letters will continue to be accepted after the application closing date, since referees will only be able to submit their letter after the candidate has submitted the application.​ ​ *Using a dossier service? You must contact this service to obtain an appropriate dossier-generated email address. Please use this email address when prompted for reference name and email. For further explanation of how dossier services upload recommendation letters, please see Interfolio’s information site as an example. Once the application is successfully submitted and applications have been reviewed, an email trigger will be sent to the dossier service requesting letters of reference for selected candidates.

Posting Details

Job Posting Information

Position Type Faculty
Tenure or non-tenure track Tenure
Position Title Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology
Job Summary and Requirements

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning August 2018. Ph.D. in Sociology by August 2018 is required. We seek a sociologist whose work is both empirically rigorous and theoretically sophisticated. Desired areas of expertise in research and skills are in quantitative methodology (especially in descriptive and inferential statistics) and in large scale datasets. Additional expertise from a global perspective should include one of the following three foci: 1.) stratification 2.) crime and law or 3.) social justice. Our preference is for research related to Latin America (broadly speaking) or other regional areas that do not reproduce existing expertise within the department. Ability to teach within a combined anthropology and sociology curriculum and a strong commitment to liberal arts education are necessary. Candidates must be able to teach quantitative research methods and data analysis to undergraduates, a combined introductory course in anthropology and sociology, and advanced courses reflecting both the candidate’s expertise and the needs of the department. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate with our new Data Analytics program, as well as with our other interdisciplinary programs.

The college is committed to attracting and supporting an academically and culturally diverse faculty. Candidates must demonstrate their contributions and/or potential to contribute to diversity through teaching, research, and/or service/leadership. Successful candidates are expected to maintain a productive, ongoing research program and to contribute to the continued growth of the department, the college, and the broader scholarly community.

Our department currently staffs four Anthropologists and two Sociologists. The typical teaching load is 5 courses per year. Denison University is an increasingly diverse, highly selective, private, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 2,200 undergraduate students from across the nation and world. Denison offers extensive support for tenure-track faculty, including generous annual professional development funds, pre-tenure research leave after a successful third-year review, opportunities for student-faculty research collaboration, and a range of workshops and mentoring programs to develop our strengths as teacher-scholars. Denison is located 25 miles east of the state capital Columbus. For more information about Denison, see our website at http://www.denison.edu.

Completed applications received by September 1, 2017 will receive full consideration. Inquiries should be sent to Department Chair Veerendra P. Lele at lelev@denison.edu

Required Application Documents must be submitted on-line at https://employment.denison.edu:
• A letter of application
• Curriculum Vitae
• The names of three professional referees including email addresses, telephone numbers, and mailing addresses.

Department Anthropology and Sociology Department
Posting Number F 121300090
Full or Part Time Full Time
FTE 1
Contact(s) Veerendra P. Lele, Nancy Welu
Contact Phone/Extension
Contact Email lelev@denison.edu
Open Date 05/09/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Required Application Documents must be submitted on-line at https://employment.denison.edu:
• A letter of application
• Curriculum Vitae
• The names of three professional referees including email addresses, telephone numbers, and mailing addresses.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

All applicants must provide the names of 3 referees complete with email addresses. Once application​s are reviewed, referees for selected candidates will receive an email ​from ​the ​applicant tracking system. Instructions will be provided in this email to referees, including a unique secure portal link for each referee to upload an electronic letter of recommendation to the applicant’s online application.

Please note that referees will not receive their emails and will not be able to submit their letter until the applicant has submitted her/his completed application. Denison will only accept electronic recommendation letters uploaded in the applicant tracking system. Reference letters will continue to be accepted after the application closing date, since referees will only be able to submit their letter after the candidate has submitted the application.​ ​

*Using a dossier service?
You must contact this service to obtain an appropriate dossier-generated email address. Please use this email address when prompted for reference name and email. For further explanation of how dossier services upload recommendation letters, please see Interfolio’s information site as an example. Once the application is successfully submitted and applications have been reviewed, an email trigger will be sent to the dossier service requesting letters of reference for selected candidates.

Additional Information
Denison University Background Check Statement

The final candidate will undergo a background check as a conditional offer of employment.

Denison University EEO Statement

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide.  Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of 3 Professional References and Contact Information
Optional Documents