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West Long Branch, NJ
Department: Political Science and Sociology
Monmouth University seeks applications for a Lecturer of Sociology in the Political Science and Sociology department. This position is for the 2019-2020 academic year and a two-year initial appointment subject to subsequent multi-year reappointments without limit.
Candidates should have expertise in applied sociology and social action research, and be willing to regularly teach Introduction to Sociology. Additional areas of expertise are open, though candidates who can teach courses in race and ethnicity and social justice are preferred. The candidate should also possess a genuine interest in playing a central role in the growth of the MU Sociology Program’s new concentration in Applied Research and Community Organizing, and be prepared to demonstrate excellence in teaching and community engagement.
The Sociology Program at Monmouth University includes a newly established and rapidly growing undergraduate major, and the exciting opportunity for new faculty to contribute to on-going efforts to further build and expand a dynamic and relevant academic home for our sociologically-minded students. The Sociology Program also houses the Monmouth University Gender Studies Program and the Social Justice Minor Program.
Monmouth is initiating a strategic plan centered on academic and transformative education that focuses on innovative, immersive and personalized education that prepares students for their lives and their careers. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their experience and passion for innovative teaching that meets these strategic goals.
Required Degree, License or Certifications:
Doctoral degree, ABD candidates may be considered with degree completion expected by date of employment
Required Skills or Software:
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
Required Years of Experience:
Doctoral degree in Sociology or a related field OR Masters degree in Sociology or a related field AND five years of college/university teaching experience.
Expertise in applied sociology and social action research, and willingness to regularly teach Introduction to Sociology.
Ability to teach courses in race and ethnicity and social justice. Possess a genuine interest in playing a central role in the growth of the MU Sociology Programs new concentration in Applied Research and Community Organizing, and be prepared to demonstrate excellence in teaching and community engagement.
Located along New Jerseys northern coastline, Monmouth University is a top-tier private, liberal arts institution that is home to innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked Division I athletics. Comprehensive in scope, the University enrolls approximately 6,300 students in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including two doctoral programs.
Small classes geared toward individual attention, and immersive learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the student experience at Monmouth. The Universitys welcoming learning environment empowers students to become active participants in their education, while fully preparing them for life after graduation. Monmouths faculty, experts in their respective disciplines and industries, foster student growth by involving undergraduates and graduates in their research and scholarship.
Just one hour from New York City, and close to Philadelphia, Monmouth University sits at the heart of a vibrant culture that is rich in history, the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. The Universitys 168-acre coastal campus has been named one of the most beautiful in the world, and blends the classic beauty of National Historic Landmarks with state-of-the-art facilities. Recent updates include a $47 million renovation to the Science Building and construction of a $16 million stadium, which serves as home for more than half of the Universitys student-athletes. A host of unique cultural experiences are available just outside the Universitys gatesfrom Asbury Parks legendary music scene and growing LGBT community, to Red Banks theater and dining hub, to Long Branchs redeveloped waterfront with recreational and upscale shopping offerings.
Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, the institution became Monmouth College in 1956 and received its university charter in 1995. Today, Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & World Reports Best Colleges, The Princeton Reviews The Best 382 Colleges, and Money magazines Best Colleges for Your Money.
How to apply
Log in to http://jobs.monmouth.edu to apply and see the job duties for this position no later than the deadline date.
Closing Date: 4/15/2019