Part-Time Faculty Pool – Sociology Department

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Framingham, MA

Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located in the MetroWest suburbs of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs. FSU takes pride in empowering student success by providing a superior education, leading research and innovation opportunities, and a strong first-year experience.

Founded in 1839, FSU enrolls about 4,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate and professional students. FSU offers 36 bachelor’s degrees with 57 specialized concentrations, 63 minors, and 24 master’s degree programs, in a highly personalized teaching environment. FSU employs more than 330 faculty members, 89% of whom have terminal degrees.

FSU is deeply committed to inclusive excellence, encourages a supportive, diverse and collaborative learning environment, and provides a culturally relevant education. FSU is honored to be a four-time recipient of the prestigious INSIGHT into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award and was recently designated as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence campus. FSU encourages applications from persons who share our commitment to promoting a welcoming and inclusive community.

Our founding motto, “Live to the Truth”, was said at the end of each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to discover and teach “the truth” – “truth in theory and principle,…truth in spirit and motive,…truth in manner and form,…truth intellectual and truth moral.” Principal Bagnall found this motto “speaks of sincerity of spirit,…of intensity of effort, of resolution to succeed, of joy in achievement.” “Live to the Truth” continues to guide our institution in practice and endeavor. FSU seeks employees who share in this quest for truth and commit to living it fully.

Job Description:

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Teach course(s) in Anthropology, Criminology, or Sociology.
  • Develop syllabi and instructional materials.
  • Assess student performance.
  • Provide assistance and mentorship to students.

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in a related field.
  • Evidence of expertise, scholarly activity or creative work appropriate to the discipline.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD or other terminal degree in related field.
  • Successful college teaching experience.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in the curriculum and the classroom.

Additional Information:

This posting is for potential part-time, non-benefited, visiting lecturer positions during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Visit www.framingham.edu/careers to learn more about employment opportunities at Framingham State University.

***PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE MAY BE NO CURRENT OPENINGS IN THIS AREA, BUT APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED HERE WILL BE HELD THROUGH FEBRUARY 1, 2020 AND WILL BE REVIEWED AS OPENINGS OCCUR DURING THE 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR.***
Candidates must apply online by submitting (1) a cover letter addressing teaching philosophy and any areas of specialization/expertise, (2) a CV/resume, (3) a diversity statement*, and (4) the names and contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications is ongoing through February 1, 2020, as dictated by need. Official transcripts must be submitted upon appointment. Applicants are invited to reapply each year.

*A diversity statement is a personal statement on a candidate’s past efforts, as well as future plans, to enhance diversity and inclusion. Regardless of personal demographic characteristics, FSU has a commitment to hiring candidates who share our commitment to the American Association of College and Universities (AAC&U) Inclusive Excellence Model. Diversity statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates’ application materials.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk(https://framingham.interviewexchange.com/iecreatemodifyticket.jsp) ticket.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or [email protected].

Framingham State University, located just 20 miles west of Boston, is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution offering 26 undergraduate degree programs in arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and professional fields. Nearly 6,000 students attend Framingham State, including nearly 2,000 graduate students. Framingham State University offers graduate degrees in 25 fields, including an extensive graduate program for teachers in international schools. The University takes pride in its 30,000 alumni, most of whom live and work in Massachusetts. The University is just the right size - small enough for learning to be personal and collaborative, yet large and diverse enough to broaden students' understanding of their world. This broadening of perspectives and appreciation of diversity is one of the hallmarks of a first-rate undergraduate education.