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Virginia Commonwealth University Assistant Professor in Richmond, Virginia

School/Unit: College of Humanities and Sciences

Rank: Assistant Professor

Department: Sociology

Purpose of Position:

The Department of Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a tenure-eligible assistant professor position to begin August 2019. We are seeking a sociologist specializing in Digital Sociology, particularly as it relates to technology and inequality. Secondary area of specialization is open. We are interested in digital cultural production, digital labor and/or organizations, digital health and/or digital social movements. Those with methodological skills particular to digital data such as social network analysis, digital ethnographies, digital data collection and/or data visualization are preferred. This new hire will work alongside other faculty within the department and across the university to strengthen VCU’s growing interdisciplinary scholarship and course offerings related to the study of the digital world broadly defined.

Position Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be required to have an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, as appropriate, and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the department. Teaching responsibilities will include courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level in their area of research specialization, along with providing support to the program’s online Master’s program focused on Digital Sociology.

Required Qualifications:

Required qualifications include a PhD in Sociology in hand by August 1, 2019 and a record of or demonstrable potential for excellence in scholarship. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU is required.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.vcujobs.com

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability.