Job opportunity: Teaching Assistant Professor of Sociology, UNC-Chapel Hill

Position Type Permanent Faculty

Working Title Teaching Assistant Professor

Appointment Type Fixed Term Faculty

Salary Range Dependent on Qualifications

Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent

Vacancy ID FAC0003923

Posting Open Date 02/11/2022

Application Deadline 03/12/2022

Open Until Filled No

Proposed Start Date 07/01/2022

Position Summary

The Department of Sociology at UNC-Chapel Hill is seeking to hire a Teaching Assistant Professor. This is a five-year fixed term position with a 3-3 a teaching load. Successful candidates should have a record of outstanding teaching and will be expected to teach a mix of lower and upper division undergraduate courses. We seek a faculty member who can contribute to one or more areas of department instructional needs, especially courses that meet the requirements for our major in Management and Society (e.g., Stratification, Organizations, Economic Sociology) and/or our new minor in Health and Society (e.g., U.S. Population Health). We are also interested in candidates with experience in teaching lower-level courses (e.g., Intro to Sociology/Sociological Perspectives). There is flexibility in the specific courses, depending on an instructor’s interest and background. Further details on the department and undergraduate program are available here: http://sociology.unc.edu 

Applicants should submit a letter of application indicating their teaching experience and research interests, a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of their pedagogical approach, and course materials (syllabi, student evaluations), and the names and contact information for three references. Candidates must have their PhD in Sociology or a relevant discipline at the time of appointment. Review of applications will begin February 28, 2022. The department is committed to increasing diversity and encourages applications from women and minority scholars. The University of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary is negotiable and the position includes benefits. Reappointment is possible, contingent on performance and available funding. UNC’s career ladder and fixed term ranks are described here: http://academicpersonnel.unc.edu/faculty-policies-procedures-guidelines/faculty-appointments/ 

The Department of Sociology and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are committed to a culture of inclusive excellence as a core value. We expect our faculty and staff to actively contribute to fostering an academic workplace climate that is welcoming and supportive for all.

Our mission is to advance sociological knowledge and the public’s understanding of society through research and teaching at the highest levels of the discipline. We are committed to generating significant social scientific advances that push the field forward, providing outstanding education opportunities to our graduate and undergraduate students, and enhancing the public’s understanding on questions of major societal importance.

Further details on the department and undergraduate program are available here: http://sociology.unc.edu 

Educational Requirements

PhD in Sociology or relevant discipline. Candidates must have their PhD in Sociology or a relevant discipline at the time of appointment.

Qualifications and Experience

Successful candidates should have a record of outstanding teaching in lower and upper division undergraduate courses. We seek a faculty member who can contribute to one or more areas of department instructional needs.

We seek a faculty member who can contribute especially to courses that meet the requirements for our major in Management and Society (e.g., Stratification, Organizations, Economic Sociology) and/or our new minor in Health and Society (e.g., U.S. Population Health).

We are also interested in candidates with experience in teaching lower-level courses (e.g., Intro to Sociology/Sociological Perspectives).

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions

In addition to a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three references, applicants should also submit the following required items as Other Documents:

  1. A letter of application indicating their teaching experience and research interests;
  2. A teaching portfolio that includes a statement of their pedagogical approach, and course materials (syllabi, student evaluations).

Applications must be submitted through the online portal here: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/222258  

Quick Link https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/222258  

Department Contact Name and Title Jennifer Eissing, Business Officer

Department Contact Telephone or Email eissingj@email.unc.edu

Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to facultyrecruitment@unc.edu.

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status. 

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.