Three Job Opportunities at Texas A&M University

Here are the details:

1) The Political Economic Opening

The Department of Sociology at Texas A&M University invites applications for an open rank position in the broadly defined area of Political and Economic Sociology.  We seek candidates who have a record of notable accomplishments in research and scholarship appropriate to their rank and a commitment to excellence in teaching.  Candidates are encouraged to apply in all research areas relevant to Political and Economic Sociology including class, development, economic, environmental, work, labor, and political, but we have particular needs in complex organizations and social movements.  Candidates with research expertise that complements one of our other five specialty areas (Crime, Law, and Deviance; Culture; Demography; Race and Ethnicity; and Social Psychology) are encouraged to apply.   All methodologies and theoretical perspectives are welcome.

Applicants should submit a letter describing their research and teaching interests and experience, a curriculum vita, and examples of their publications of scholarly works. A PhD is required for this position.  Once hired, the faculty member will be expected to publish, seek grant opportunities, teach undergraduate and graduate courses and engage in service activities. Address correspondence to: Dr. Harland Prechel, Chair of the Sociology Search Committee, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University, 77843-4351. Review of applications will begin on October 30 and continue until the position is filled.

2) The Gender and Social Movements Opening

The Department of Sociology and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Texas A&M University invite applications for a tenure-track position in SOCIOLOGY AND WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES, at the rank of assistant or beginning associate professor, starting September 1, 2014.  The appointment will be 50% in each unit.  We seek candidates with research and teaching interests involving the intersection of gender and racial/ethnic diversity, and we especially encourage applicants with a focus on social movements.  In addition to developing courses both in Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology, the candidate will teach Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies on a regular basis.  Applicants should have a PhD. in Sociology or a closely related field, a demonstrated commitment to Women’s and Gender Studies as a discipline, and a record of scholarly publication and successful teaching.  All methodologies and theoretical perspectives are welcome.

Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, writing sample and three letters of recommendation to: Search Committee Chair, Women’s and Gender Studies/Sociology Position, 311 Academic Building, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX  77843-4351.  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013.  Once hired, the faculty member will be expected to publish, seek grant opportunities, teach undergraduate and graduate courses and engage in service activities.

3) The Public Policy Opening

The Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI) at Texas A&M University invites applications for the newly established PPRI Professorships (2).  The college is hiring two faculty at the rank of Full or Associate professor with established, well-funded translational research backgrounds.  These positions are being made possible by a TAMU commitment to strengthening democracy through social research that informs the policymaking process.
The nationally prominent candidates will evidence an active research agenda that fosters informed decision-making within the public sector.  In addition, the scholars will serve as prominent members of the faculty within one of the TAMU College of Liberal Art’s listed departments where active mentorship of graduate students is encouraged.

•       Communication
•       Economics
•       International Studies
•       Political Science
•       Psychology
•       Sociology
•       Other social / behavioral sciences

Desired Candidate Qualifications
•       Distinguished academic record as evidenced by Full Professorship (PhD) at a major university; exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor rank may be considered
•       $1 million in prior extramural funded research
•       Established record of working collaboratively with research teams and a reputation of working well with others; has been both a Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator during research career
•       Survey research and/or program evaluation experience considered a plus
•       Works cooperatively with scholars from a variety of disciplines on large projects of social importance
•       Research agenda that fosters democracy by benefiting the public and policymakers through the provision of timely information
•       Strong record of graduate student mentorship
•       Has a strong published record for appointment as a Full or Associate Professor

The search will remain open until the positions are filled with a preferred start date on or before August 31, 2014.  Nominations and expressions of interest will be kept confidential.

Applicants interested in any of the three jobs can find more details in the ASA Job Bank.

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