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Assistant Professor, Sociology
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice
College of Liberal Arts

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at Towson University invites applications for a sociology tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2014.

We seek someone with a research focus on stratification/inequality and applicants with civic engagement experience or interest who can link our students to the local or global community. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and working with a diverse student population and show clear potential for scholarly research and publication. Interest in pursuing external funding is desirable. A PhD degree in sociology is required, but advanced ABD candidates will also be considered and hired at the rank of instructor with a required degree completion date of February 1, 2015.

Towson University:
Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report's as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, practica, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area’s largest university and Maryland’s Metropolitan University, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls more than 21,000 students and offers more than 100 bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the 830 full-time faculty who work here.

Application Process:
Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter indicating current research and teaching interests, one sample of scholarly writing, a sample syllabus or example of a course design for a course related to stratification/inequality, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of professional reference to:

Elizabeth Clifford, Chairperson
Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Review of applications will begin October 25, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate your interest in this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data

form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.





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