Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Justice, Community & Leadership Program
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Saint Mary's College of California: School of Liberal Arts: Justice, Community, and Leadership Program
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, TENURE TRACK, JUSTICE, COMMUNITY & LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Location: Moraga, CA
Closes: Sep 30, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Saint Mary's College of California invites applications for a full time tenure track position beginning in Fall 2017 in the interdisciplinary Justice, Community and Leadership Program at the Assistant Professor level. We seek a social scientist focused on the intersections of race, class, culture, inequality, and the distribution and management of public resources for the common good. We invite applications from scholar-educators specializing in one or more of the following areas: public policy and advocacy, non-profit and community-based leadership, social entrepreneurship, social work, human rights or civil rights. The successful candidate will be well-versed in social science methods of research, with a focus in at least one of the following areas of social justice research: community-based research, participatory action research, critical race theory or counter-storytelling, feminist methodologies, critical and indigenous methodologies. Experience in any of the following areas is preferred: community based leadership, non-profit settings, community organizing, social work or establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Consistent with Saint Mary's College's commitment to inclusive excellence, the Justice, Community and Leadership program strives to be an inclusive community that fosters respect and belonging for faculty and students of diverse backgrounds and identities. Our student body is diverse, and we seek a candidate who can engage, advocate for and support students of color, women, and underrepresented groups.
Saint Mary's College of California is a private, Catholic, comprehensive and co-educational university that engages students in rigorous critical thinking, promotes social justice, and educates the whole person for human fulfillment. Recognized among just forty exceptional institutions in Colleges That Change Lives - and the first Catholic and first California college to be included - Saint Mary's is praised for its challenging and supportive learning community.
The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.
Located on a stunning 420-acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San Francisco, Saint Mary's currently enrolls approximately 4,000 highly diverse students. For more information about Saint Mary's mission and history, see: http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/about-smc/our-mission.
All Saint Mary's faculty are invited to engage with and contribute to the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions of the College through their teaching, scholarship and service. The standard teaching load is six courses per year, including departmental offerings and contributions to January Term and Collegiate Seminar. In the department, the successful candidate will teach both lower division courses and upper division courses, including JCL 010: Introduction to Justice, Community and Leadership; JCL 120: Theory and Inquiry in Justice, Community and Leadership; JCL 130: Environmental Justice; JCL 140: The Global Community; JCL 150: Advanced Leadership Theory; JCL 196: Senior Capstone and JCL 190: Senior Capstone II (Assessment and Portfolio). The position might also involve creation of new upper division electives for the JCL program in collaboration with other program faculty.
Saint Mary's faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda and demonstrate intellectual growth and significant achievement appropriate to their field, including public presentation and peer review. All faculty also contribute service to the College and community, including academic advising, student and community outreach, and participation in the shared governance of the College through departmental and College-wide committees and the development and assessment of the College's Core Curriculum.
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or have reached doctoral candidacy in a social science field related to Justice, Community and Leadership, with a reasonable expectation of degree completion by July 1, 2017. They must demonstrate a strong commitment to student-centered teaching in the liberal arts tradition, and show evidence of teaching effectiveness, particularly among undergraduates. Experience teaching community engagement courses is preferred. Candidates must also be prepared to engage in scholarship and professional activity at the national (or international) level, and preference will be given to those showing promise of significant scholarly achievement. Demonstrated commitment and success working in diverse, multicultural contexts, especially in higher education settings, is also preferred.
Please apply to the Interfolio online system at: http://apptrkr.com/838583
1. A complete application includes a letter of interest, explaining how your qualifications satisfy the position requirements and addressing how you are prepared to support the Mission of the College; curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references.
2. In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent form authorizing a broader inquiry.
3. For finalists, the College will contact references, in confidence, and credentials will be confirmed prior to hire.
4 .Questions should be directed to the search chair and program director Monica Fitzgerald at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Consideration and review of applications will begin immediately.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Saint Mary's is an equal opportunity employer, and does not tolerate any type of unlawful discrimination. Saint Mary's makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and seeks the most appropriate person for every job, taking into account an applicant's qualifications for the position relative to other candidates, and an indication of willingness to support the traditions of the College, including its Catholic identity. College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws
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