QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. or other terminal degree in Sociology, Peace, Conflict and Justice Studies, or a related field. ABD candidates will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching at the college/university level, some familiarity with hybrid or online formats, as well as using participatory, engaged pedagogical practices. The strongest candidates will demonstrate knowledge of and have teaching experience around social justice concerns, including but not limited to racial justice, LGBTQ+ and queer theory, gender justice, and environmental justice. Candidates with experience in this work should feature this in their application materials.
RESPONSIBILITIES: To serve as an Assistant/Associate Professor for the School of Social Sciences and Professions. EMU’s School of Social Sciences and Professions place a high value on working to support equity, inclusion, and anti-racist practices. Please address these issues in submitted application materials.
Courses to be taught include sociological theory, which is a writing-intensive course taught in an on-campus classroom format. Areas of specializations are open but preference will be given to candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: sociology; peace, conflict, and justice studies; conflict analysis, resolution and transformation; mediation and facilitation; peacebuilding theory and action; restorative justice; criminology; environmental justice; qualitative research methods; social movements.
POSITION DETAILS: Nine-month contract, 24 semester hours per year. Salary determined by education and experience. EMU uses a tenure with post-tenure review contract system.
APPOINTMENT DATE: Positions begin mid-August 2022. EMU reserves the right to fill the position at any time or keep the position open.
INQUIRIES: Application review begins November 1, 2021 and is ongoing. Select applicants will be asked to respond to questions relevant to EMU’s faith-based mission. The cover letter should include information on how the candidate’s experience will contribute to the university’s mission, especially its strategic goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Application materials, including cover letter describing the candidate's pedagogy and practices, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial acceptable) and contact information for three professional references should be submitted here. Informal inquiries may be directed to the Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Professions David Brubaker at email@example.com. Follow the apply now instructions at the top of this page.
Eastern Mennonite University (http://www.emu.edu) is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. EMU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. EMU conducts criminal background investigations as part of the hiring process.
EMU seeks faculty who show promise of or have demonstrated
teaching excellence in a Christian liberal arts environment,
a commitment to ongoing scholarship, and
familiarity with and respect for Anabaptist/Mennonite Christian faith practices.
EMU pursues creativity, innovation, and excellence in all educational programs and invites students to follow Christ’s call to witness faithfully, serve compassionately, and walk boldly in the way of nonviolence and peace.