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The Department of Sociology in the W.H. Sutton School of Social Sciences at Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for a tenure-track position in sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin on August 1st, 2020. The Department offers a bachelor’s degree in sociology. We seek a dynamic teacher-scholar. A PhD in sociology and teaching experience at the college/university level are expected.

The primary responsibilities of this position include teaching sociology courses in a range of content areas and enhancing the sociology program’s curriculum. Area of research specialization is open, but those with specialization in spatial analysis, medical sociology, research methods, and sociology of family are especially encouraged to apply. Experience with teaching online and/or using digital pedagogies to enhance face-to-face instruction is encouraged. Applicants should demonstrate commitment to the university’s mission, undergraduate teaching, research, and professional development.

Ouachita Baptist University promotes equal opportunity and seeks to develop a diverse faculty and staff for the benefit of our students and community. Ouachita is a private Christian liberal-arts institution. The university’s mission statement can be accessed online. Electronically send a cover letter, CV, statements on teaching philosophy and research interests, evidence of teaching quality, graduate transcripts, and three forwarded reference letters to Dr. Elizabeth Kelly, Sociology Search Committee Chair at Priority review of applications will begin on January 8, but review will continue until the position is filled. 

Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for a 12-month appointment for a full-time faculty member in our recently launched Applied Behavior Analysis Master’s program, the first full M.S. in ABA in Arkansas.  BCBA-D status by start date, preferred; ABD considered. Position expected to become tenure-track once the program has a record of ongoing success .  We are seeking a dynamic, engaging, and effective teacher/researcher who will be part of our team to teach in and grow the ABA program. Faculty will be expected to teach courses that support the department’s Master’s level course sequences in Behavior Analysis, and contribute to supervising practicum experience. The faculty member will assist the Program Director with maintenance of required program approvals and certifications from the ABAI; recruitment of prospective students; and identification and hiring of adjunct instructors. The candidate will be expected to participate in assigned faculty and college-wide committees, and for participating in all aspects of the faculty role. Successful applicants are expected to teach, advise, and supervise master’s students in behavior analytic research and applications (e.g., applied behavior analysis and interventions). A record of excellence in teaching and research is therefore expected.

 Applicants should demonstrate commitment to the University’s mission, teaching, research, service, and professional development.  Electronically send a cover letter that expands on your vision for the ABA field and its future, CV, evidence of teaching quality, graduate transcripts, and three reference letters to Monica Hardin at  Priority review of applications will begin immediately but applications will be considered until the position is filled. 

Start Date:  As early as August 2020

Rank: Open

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