Sociology/Human Services, Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

  • University of Central Oklahoma
  • Edmond, OK
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Anthropology & Sociology

Job Description

 

Level: Experienced

Job Location: Main Campus - Edmond, OK

Position Type: Faculty

Education Level: Not Specified

Description

Position Overview:

Teaches, advises, and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records per university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works collaboratively with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook. Faculty are expected to support & facilitate the department/school/college academic and university missions, visions, & long-term goals. The salary for this full-time position is commensurate with credentials and experience.  

College/Department Overview:

The College of Liberal Arts serves the University of Central Oklahoma's (UCO) Core Curriculum programs and enrolls more than 2,850 undergraduate students and more than 300 graduate students in 34 undergraduate and 17 graduate majors. For further information, please visit our website at:  http://www.uco.edu/cla. The Department of Sociology, Gerontology, and Substance Abuse Studies houses three undergraduate programs (General SociologySociology/Human Services, and Sociology/Substance Abuse Studies) and two graduate programs (Gerontology and Addictions Counseling). For further information, please visit our website:  https://www.uco.edu/cla/departments/soc-gero-sas.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Duties include teaching day/evening courses in a face-to-face, hybrid, and online format as needed. The teaching load is 12 hours per semester (Fall and Spring) of undergraduate and cross-listed graduate sections. The successful candidate will teach, advise, and mentor students, evaluate student performance, and maintain departmental and student records per UCO policies; adheres to the educational philosophy of the University; work collaboratively with colleagues and professional peers; participate in UCO meetings that relate specifically to faculty; serve on Department, College, and University committees as requested; prepare departmental reports as requested; and, engage in teaching and service as defined by the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbooks.

UCO Land Acknowledgment

The University of Central Oklahoma recognizes that we gather on land entrusted to the care and protection of the Caddo and Wichita peoples. These lands are part of the wider state of Oklahoma which is shared by the 39 sovereign Indigenous Nations including the Kiowa, Comanche, Osage, Apache, and Fort Sill Apache Nations and is associated with the forced relocation of Nations through the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The university was built on Unassigned Land within seized portions of Indian Territory taken from the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole Nations by the federal government in 1866. Beginning in 1889, this land was distributed through several Land Runs intended to confine and erase Indigenous peoples from this territory. We acknowledge the historical events that have and continue to affect the Indigenous people of this land. We pledge to honor and respect Indigenous knowledge and worldviews as we sustain a meaningful relationship with the Sovereign Nations. 

Inclusive Community at UCO

The University of Central Oklahoma affirms and promotes diversity in areas including race, class, gender identity, ethnicity, culture, religion, ideology, (dis)ability, affectional orientation, gender expression, and other aspects of self-identification. Our appreciation of diversity includes an awareness of the historical heritage on which the university was founded and the many struggles and sacrifices, both historically and currently, that confront underrepresented communities. Given this awareness, we actively strive to enrich the experience of the entire community by implementing practices that remove barriers to those communities served least well by existing systems. We do this not only because it is right, but also because diversity enriches the experiences and expands the social and conceptual horizons of students, faculty, and staff members while enhancing the university's ability to contribute to the intellectual, cultural, economic, and social advancement of the communities and individuals it serves.



Qualifications

Experience Required:

  • An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval).  **NOTE** If the doctorate is not obtained and submitted by the time of employment, the position rank will change to TT-Instructor.  
  • University or college teaching; Department/college/university service.
  • Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills.

Experience Preferred:

  • A Ph. D. in Sociology or a Doctorate in Social Work from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university by August 5, 2022. 
  • Higher education teaching experience in Sociology and/or Social Work; Experience in teaching a diverse student body is valued. 
  • Desirable areas of teaching competence or experiences include:  Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, Introduction to Social Work, Social Welfare Theory, Human Behavior and the Social Environment, and other courses as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A doctorate in Sociology or Social Work is preferred; however, a master's degree in Social Work may be considered. 
  • The candidate's online application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a teaching portfolio (which includes at least a statement about teaching Sociology or Social Work or teaching philosophy, a list of courses taught, and two syllabi), and, degree transcripts for all degrees. 
  • If you have confidential letters of recommendation, please email them to jobs@uco.edu and they will be uploaded to your application file. Additional documentation may be requested later.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • A successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in oral and written communication skills and familiarity with the use of online learning management systems (for example:  D2L) and virtual synchronous platforms (for example:  ZOOM, WebEx, or Teams).

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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