Western Oregon University — NTT Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

NTT Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology
(Social Sciences Division) 

Recruitment #: F2001
Application Deadline: Review begins April 1, 2020. Position open until filled.
Salary Range: WOU’s Salary Schedule can be found in Article 16 of the WOUFT-CBA 2017-2020. 

Western Oregon University’s offers an excellent benefits package for eligible employees which includes 95% premium paid healthcare, a generous retirement and vacation package, and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities. http://www.wou.edu/hr/benefits/

Department/Division / Job Summary:
This position is in the Sociology Department in the Division of Social Sciences at Western Oregon University in Monmouth. https://wou.edu/sociology/. The focus of the Sociology Department is undergraduate teaching with a commitment to community service. 

The Sociology Department at Western Oregon University is seeking a full time, non-tenure track sociology professor. This will be a two-year appointment with possible conversion to tenure track. Specialty areas desired include theory (classical and contemporary), political economy, inequality, and globalization. A critical perspective is encouraged. 

Start Date: September 16, 2020 

We are not considering candidates who require Visa sponsorship support. Additionally, the university typically only considers visa support for employees placed in specialized positions that are continuing regular university appointments. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Doctorate in Sociology with an ABD status 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Doctorate in Sociology 
  • Demonstrated higher education teaching experience 

Contact Information:
Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Mary Pettenger, Search Committee Chair, at pettengm@wou.edu
For questions regarding the application process or to submit your application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or employment@wou.edu.

Application Instructions:
You may submit all materials online at www.wou.edu/facultyapp
Required application materials (PDF preferred): 

  1. WOU Employment Application available at www.wou.edu/facultyapp
  2. Letter of application that addresses each qualification of the position. Please include how your experience, education, and/or training might help us build a more inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community 
  3. Curriculum vita 
  4. Contact information for three references 
  5. Copy of unofficial transcripts for highest degree earned

As an alternative, you may also submit application materials to:

F2001, NTT, VAP Sociology Human Resources, Western Oregon University, 345 Monmouth Ave N, Monmouth, OR 97361; OR E-mail to employment@wou.edu; OR fax to: 503-838-8144 

Western Oregon University (WOU) www.wou.edu is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. The university serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students. The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 4800 undergraduate and 600 graduate students enjoys a vibrant and close-knit intellectual community. 

Western Oregon University is an AA/EOE/Veteran/Disability employer and is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.