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Associate Professor

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants are required to upload the following documents to their application: 1. A cover letter describing research, teaching, and grant history; 2. Recent Curriculum Vitae; 3. Two samples of recent written work (Submitted under "Publication 1" and "Publication 2"); 4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 5. Three (3) Letters of recommendations. Letters will be automatically requested and obtained from the reference provided through the WSU online application system

Position Details

Position Information

Employee Type Faculty
Title Associate Professor
Working Title Associate Professor
Position Number 41927
College/Area College of Arts and Sciences
Hiring Unit
Department Link

Department of Sociology

Work Location Pullman
Zip Code 99164
Summary of Duties

The Department of Sociology at Washington State invites applications for a full-time (9-month academic year) tenured or tenure-track faculty position as the Boeing Company Distinguished Professor of Environmental Sociology at the associate or full professor level depending on qualification; effective August 16, 2018. The department encourages exceptionally well-qualified candidates at an advanced assistant professor level to consider submitting application materials for review.

Conduct independent research leading to publication, secure external grant funding, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in sociology, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and support and guide the training of Ph.D. students within environmental sociology. In addition, the occupant of the position will be expected to contribute to University and Departmental governance through service on appropriate committees, and to serve the university, profession, state, and national communities in ways appropriate to training and rank.

Additional Information

The College
The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest academic unit in the WSU system and a powerhouse of research, scholarly, and creative activity.

Comprised of social, natural, and physical sciences, humanities, mathematics, and the arts, the college’s foundational disciplines provide a strong framework for educational and research activities across the institution and fully support the University’s goal to advance knowledge through innovative scholarship and research.

The College is united by the spirit of inquiry, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, and strengthened by the college’s service to the community.


The University
Washington State University is a land grant, comprehensive research institution with an enrollment of approximately 30,000 students across all campuses. Campuses are located in Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver and Everett. There are ten colleges and a graduate school. WSU offers 150 major fields of study. Bachelor’s degrees are available in all fields of study, with master’s and doctoral degrees available in most. The University is one of the largest residential universities in the West; Pullman offers a friendly, small-town living environment with outdoor activities throughout the year.


The City
Pullman is a dynamic center of higher education, research, and culture located in a region called the Palouse. The region is home to two land grant universities, Washington State University and the University of Idaho located just eight miles to the east in Moscow, Idaho. Washington’s second-largest city, Spokane, is located 75 miles north of Pullman. Demographics Daily designated Pullman a “dreamtown,” reflecting the city’s exceptionally high quality of life. Bloomberg Businessweek named Pullman the “Best Places to Raise Your Kids” in Washington. The city also boasts one of the highest percentages of graduate degrees among U.S. micropolitan areas, and its public school system has been ranked among the top 100 in the country. Excellent outdoor recreation opportunities—including golfing, skiing, hiking, and boating—are just a short drive away.

To learn more about the Pullman community, visit pullmanchamber.com


Benefits Package
Competitive benefits available, more details at hrs.wsu.edu/benefits

Anticipated Start Date 08/16/2017
Tenure Track Yes
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Appointment Status Permanent
Position Term in Months 9
Monthly Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Required Qualifications

The successful candidate must:
• Hold a doctoral degree in Sociology or closely related field;
• Evidence of productive research and publications in environmental sociology or related area;
• Record of research commensurate with appointment at Associate or Full professor rank.
• Track-record and potential for continued extramural funding, and
• Evidence of ability to teach successfully at the college level and ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

Preferred Qualifications

Research that enhances the Department of Sociology’s strengths in areas related to inequality, health, crime/deviance, or methods and statistics. Evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration across disciplines and/or programs.

Background Check Yes

Posting Detail Information

Type of Recruitment Open Recruitment
Posting Open Date 12/20/2017
Screening Begin Date 02/15/2018
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are required to upload the following documents to their application:
1. A cover letter describing research, teaching, and grant history;
2. Recent Curriculum Vitae;
3. Two samples of recent written work (Submitted under “Publication 1” and “Publication 2”);
4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness; and
5. Three (3) Letters of recommendations. Letters will be automatically requested and obtained from the reference provided through the WSU online application system

EEO Statement

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

Posting Number 20152342F

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Publication 1
  4. Publication 2
  5. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents