The University of South Alabama announces the opening of a non-tenure-track (continuing) Instructor/Assistant Professor in Sociology within the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work. Applicants should have classroom experience and an exemplary teaching record. Appointee will teach four courses per semester, including Introductory Sociology and Social Problems. Teaching expertise in Inequality and/or crime and deviance is desirable. PhD in hand before start date is preferred. See full ad at www.southalabama.edu/syansw/non-tenure-track-position.html The University of South Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of South Alabama Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in sociology to teach aging and/or gerontology courses. The ability to teach courses in minority families or minority health is also desirable. See the full ad at www.southalabama.edu/syansw/tenure-track-position.html . The University of South Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer.
The faculty taught 90 courses (290 credit hours with 7,307 credit hour production). Student enrollment total for summer, fall and spring semesters in courses offered by the department was 3,038. Faculty attention to individual students is evident in the number of undergraduate advisees (640 students) and supervised internships/field placements (92). Faculty offered 26 directed studies/readings. Faculty members served on 31 MA/PhD committees within the department and in other departments. Faculty presented twenty-two (22) guest lectures and developed two (2) new course proposals. Departmental faculty strongly supported the 1st Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning at USA as well as the University’s learning communities initiative. Dr. Philip Carr received the Teaching Excellence Award from the College of Arts & Sciences.
Research and Grant Activity
Faculty members published one (1) peer reviewed book, seven (7) peer reviewed and three (3) non peer reviewed book chapters, and thirteen (13) peer reviewed articles this year. Faculty gave forty-seven (47) presentations at professional conferences.
The department continued to demonstrate scholarship through success in competitive external funding. Faculty members were Principal Investigators or held key roles on externally funded projects (new and active) with annual budgets totaling $1,887,490. Collaborative proposals with budgets totaling in excess of $7 million are in the review process. Congratulations to the faculty on an extremely aggressive proposal development year. Collaborative relationships with research centers at USA and with colleagues across disciplines continue to yield proposals and publications. Faculty involved 27 students in research projects, beyond coursework and student project supervision.
Three (3) faculty members held offices in professional organizations. Two faculty members concluded their terms as organization Presidents: Dr. Roma Stovall Hanks, Professor and Department Chair, with the Mid-South Sociological Association and Dr. Michael Daley, Professor of Social Work, with the Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors. Dr. Mark Moberg, Professor of Anthropology, serves as Editor-in-Chief of Human Organization, the premier professional journal in Cultural Anthropology.
Faculty provided 555 hours of pro bono service to 25 local organizations.
Honors & Awards
Several awards recognized accomplishments of faculty during 2011-2012:
- Dr. Philip Carr received the Teaching Excellence Award from the College of Arts & Sciences.
- Dr. Michael Daley received a Recognition of Service Award from the Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors.
- Dr. Douglas Marshall was selected Winner, 2011 American Sociological Association Section for the Sociology of Religion Distinguished Article Award for: Marshall, Douglas A. 2010. “Temptation, Tradition and Taboo: A Theory of Sacralization”. Sociological Theory. 28 (1): 81-107.
- Dr. Denise McAdory was recognized by the department for her 16 years of service upon the occasion of her retirement
- Ms. Kimberly Pettway was selected as one of Alabama’s Who’s Who in Black Alabama
- The department awarded six (6) USA Foundation Scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students
Guest Speakers and Events
The Annual Mardi Gras Lecture featured Dr. Lesley Gregoricka, Ph.D., Ohio State University, Mobility and Tomb Membership in Bronze Age Arabia: An Isotopic Approach. February 2, 2012.