Application review will begin immediately. The position remains open and applications reviewed until filled.
About Whitworth University
Founded in 1890, Whitworth has been consistently ranked among the top regional colleges and universities in the West. Whitworth combines a strong liberal arts perspective, the Christian heritage of the University, its commitment to academic rigor, and its long-standing orientation toward human service. A community of Christian scholars carries out the university’s mission “to provide its diverse student body an education of the mind and heart” to enable students “to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity.”
The Position: Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology
The Sociology Department at Whitworth University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology with an emphasis on social welfare and applied sociology, criminal justice, and social research methods and statistics. This is a one-year position while the department does a full search for a tenure-track assistant professor.
The Whitworth Sociology Department’s mission is to prepare students with the skills to describe, explain, interpret, and make a difference in social life. The department equips students to promote well-being in the arenas of social life around them and encourages students to explore the relationships between sociology and faith. To these ends, students are expected to master the substantive content of sociology and its methods of research and data analysis, to develop an ideal vision of social life as informed by sociology and their deepest convictions, and to be prepared to advance that vision through a career and social engagement. The faculty is committed to providing excellence in teaching, scholarship and mentoring, and to modeling community engagement through research, writing, consultation, and service.
Visiting Assistant Professor responsibilities
The anticipated full-time load, will consist primarily of teaching undergraduate courses drawn from the following areas: sociology, social welfare and social work, criminology and criminal justice, social research methods and statistics.
The Sociology department at Whitworth University values diversity of background and experience. We seek scholars who enjoy collaborating with undergraduate students on applied research projects and who seek the challenge of inspiring students to reach their full potential. We believe that teachers with diverse backgrounds and experiences make our program stronger and provide better outcomes for our students.
Required Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities
PhD or ABD in Sociology, Applied Sociology, Social Welfare, Criminal Justice strongly preferred; ABD may be considered.
A commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning.
Demonstrated effectiveness or potential for effectiveness in college-level undergraduate teaching.
Ability to work effectively as a colleague with university administration, faculty, staff, and students.
Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to race, gender, physical limitations, class or religious perspectives.
Commitment to providing an equitable, just, and inclusive learning environment for all students.
Must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States by the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue to work legally for the proposed term of employment.
A commitment to equal opportunity; and a commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church.
Employment offer is contingent on a successful background check, including education verification.
Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our commitment to building a diverse community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.
Since 1890, Whitworth has held fast to its founding mission of providing "an education of mind and heart" through rigorous intellectual inquiry guided by dedicated Christian scholars. Recognized and ranked as one of the top regional colleges and universities in the West, Whitworth University has an enrollment of 2,900 students and offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Located on a ...200-acre campus of red-brick buildings and tall pines, Whitworth offers a beautiful, inviting and secure learning environment. More than $83 million in campus improvements have been made over the past decade, including a new center for the visual arts, a landmark general academic building, a new science facility, three new residence halls and several outdoor athletics facilities.