The Department of Sociology in the W.H. Sutton School of Social Sciences at Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin on August 1st, 2020. The Department offers a bachelor’s degree in sociology. We seek a dynamic teacher-scholar. A PhD in sociology and teaching experience at the college/university level are expected.
The primary responsibilities of this position include teaching sociology courses in a range of content areas and enhancing the sociology program's curriculum. Area of research specialization is open, but those with specialization in spatial analysis, medical sociology, research methods, and sociology of family are especially encouraged to apply. Experience with teaching online and/or using digital pedagogies to enhance face-to-face instruction is encouraged. Applicants should demonstrate commitment to the university’s mission, undergraduate teaching, research, and professional development.
Ouachita Baptist University promotes equal opportunity and seeks to develop a diverse faculty and staff for the benefit of our students and community. Ouachita is a private Christian liberal-arts institution. The university’s mission statement can be accessed online. Electronically send a cover letter, CV, statements on teaching philosophy and research interests, evidence of teaching quality, graduate transcripts, and three forwarded reference letters to Dr. Elizabeth Kelly, Sociology Search Committee Chair at [email protected]. Priority review of applications will begin on January 8, but review will continue until the position is filled.
About Ouachita Baptist University
Ouachita Baptist University is a Christ-centered, liberal arts institution located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, halfway between Texarkana and Little Rock on Interstate 30. Enrolling approximately 1,500 students from 30 states and 30 nations, Ouachita offers a strong residential community where 95% of students live in university housing. The university’s low student-faculty ratio, close-knit campus, and commitment to undergraduate research opportunities offer an enriched environment for learning and growth. Faculty members support the University’s Christian mission and share the institution’s commitment to both academic and Christian excellence. Ouachita supports the principle of academic freedom in the context of the university mission, promotes equal opportunity, and seeks to develop a diverse faculty for the benefit of our students and community.