Lecturer

Sociology Department

Description

The Department of Sociology Union College in Schenectady, NY invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track faculty position beginning in Fall 2017. The initial appointment will be for a three-year period, renewable upon review. The candidate is expected to have an MSW or equivalent and preferably a Ph.D. in social work or a closely related field, significant experience with community-based learning, and demonstrated effectiveness in undergraduate teaching. Teaching responsibilities will be principally in the area of social work and social welfare (aging, domestic violence, mental health). Contributions to the College’s interdisciplinary programs are welcome. Co-curricular responsibilities include facilitation of community-engaged learning, including an annual three week local or national service-learning mini-term, student’s extra-curricular service activities through the Sociology Club, coordination with the Kenney Community Center, and other venues. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Our goal is not only to increase diversity, but to support a diverse environment in which people from varied backgrounds can succeed and thrive. Applications are to include a CV, and statements on the applicant’s background and interests in teaching and service-learning, and evidence of effective teaching and mentoring a diverse student body. These materials should be e-mailed as a single pdf file to socsearch@union.edu. In addition, we require three letters of recommendation. The application deadline is January 15, 2017, but review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Union College is a small, highly selective undergraduate institution located in the Capital District of New York. Union offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision insurance, and life and disability coverage. For more information, visit our web site: http://www.union.edu.

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status.