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Assistant Professor

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Location Address:

Stillwater, Oklahoma
United States

Hiring Supervisor:

Sharon Bird

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Faculty Appt Period:

9 mths

Job Summary:

The Department of Sociology at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank with a Fall 2017 start date.  We seek a scholar whose primary area of expertise is environmental sociology.  Applicants with the ability to contribute to other areas of departmental specialization (inequality, social movements, social psychology, and crime/deviance), experience with grant writing, and/or the potential to secure extramural funding will be positively valued.  We seek candidates with a research agenda, publications, and potential to develop a strong record of scholarship.  The successful candidate will contribute to graduate training in environmental sociology and play a significant role in both the graduate and undergraduate teaching programs.  Salary is competitive and negotiable.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Special instruction to applicants: Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, samples of written work, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. The application package, compiled as a single pdf file, should be uploaded. In addition, three letters of recommendation are required and can to be mailed to Barbie Teel, 431 Murray, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078 or emailed to Please direct any academic inquiries to the search committee chair, Dr. Riley Dunlap at Review of applications will begin on September 23, 2016 and will continue until position is filled. However, only complete applications will be assured of full consideration.

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications: 

Ph.D. / Ed.D. ; Sociology

Research agenda, publications, and potential to develop a strong record of scholarship.

Applicants should provide evidence of past research accomplishments with a strong potential for obtaining external research funding.

Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations,OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.