Assistant Professor of Sociology (Statistics/Data Analytics/Social Justice)

Assistant Professor of Sociology (Statistics/Data Analytics/Social Justice Tenure Track)

Division/Department: Academic Affairs, Division of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies
Open Date: Feb. 10, 2021
Close Date: April 15, 2021

Summary

The Sociology program invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track assistant professor position beginning spring or fall 2021.
This position carries a standard teaching load of 12 credit hours per term. However, the college offers an attractive start-up package and load reduction to assist faculty with their on-going scholarship and research agenda in their specialization area(s). The position also includes the opportunity for additional summer school teaching. The selected candidate will be actively engaged in departmental meetings, committees, and special project work to further the sociology major goals and the Atlanta University Center Consortium data science initiative.

Morehouse College's mission is to develop men with disciplined minds who will lead lives of leadership and service. A private historically Black liberal arts college for men, Morehouse realizes this mission by emphasizing the intellectual and character development of its students. In addition, the College assumes special responsibility for teaching the history and culture of Black people. Morehouse is in Atlanta's historic West End community (just a few miles from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University).

The College is part of the Atlanta University Center Consortium (Spelman, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse School of Medicine) that creates a university environment of over 13,000 students. Morehouse is only 20 minutes from the Hartsfield/Jackson International Airport—the busiest in the world—providing boundless access to the destinations near and far.
The Sociology program seeks innovative teachers and scholars that will become deeply invested in the College's mission. Successful candidates need a strong commitment to teaching, an active research agenda, and dedication to service to the college and community.

Qualifications

A Ph.D. in sociology is required at the time of appointment. We are particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated skills and knowledge of statistics, data analytics, big data, data visualization, or other areas of data science—broadly defined.

Candidates interested in the assistant professor level position should have the potential for innovation and leadership in research encompassing these broad areas with one or more foci related to social justice, health and wellness, criminology/criminal justice, sustainability, or development.

It is important that the candidate have the desire, knowledge, and skills to teach undergraduate students in statistics and research methods.

Facility with coding and utilizing analysis programs such as SPSS, STATA, and R and visualization tools such as PowerBI and Tableau is desired.

For questions and inquiries, contact:

Dr. Felicia Stewart, chair
Division of Social and Cultural Studies
felicia.stewart@morehouse.edu

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