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Department Head: Sociology
Qualifications: The Department of Sociology seeks a Department Head to further develop the strengths of a dynamic department through effective management, leadership, and a shared vision of the Department's future. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Sociology and a distinguished record of research and publication suitable for an appointment as a full professor with tenure in Sociology and leadership/administrative ability. Areas of specialty are open. A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities/Duties Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Purdue's Department of Sociology offers degrees at the BA, MS, and PhD levels, and its faculty have a range of research and teaching specializations (see http://www.cla.purdue.edu/sociology).
Application Procedures The appointment will begin on July 1, 2016, for an initial period of five years and is renewable. The Department Head is appointed by and reports to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Candidates should submit a letter of application outlining research interests, a vita, and a statement of approach to administration and departmental leadership to: R. Douglas Hurt, Chair, Head Search Advisory Committee, Department of Sociology, Purdue University, 700 W State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Electronic submissions in Word or .pdf files may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Names of references will be requested from finalists.
Review of applicants will begin on October 2, 2015, but applications received after this date will be accepted until the position is filled.
Other Information Purdue offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefit package. The university is located in an affordable greater metropolitan area of approximately 200,000, conveniently located between Indianapolis and Chicago.
Application Deadline: Open until filled