jobs: community-based academics

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Sat Jul 7 22:44:24 CDT 2001

From: david croteau <dcroteau at>

FYI, 	My sociology/anthropology department is hiring for two 
tenure-track positions this year.  We're looking, especially, for 
people who do collaborative community-based work 
(participatory action research, etc) and who generate external 
funding.  The two (broad) areas are (1) urban/community 
studies and (2) urban health/inequality.  See details below, 
including URL's for university/department web sites.  

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). The Department of 
Sociology and Anthropology invites applicants for two tenure-
track positions at the beginning or advanced Assistant 
Professor level. We are seeking applicants who will conduct 
externally funded research, contribute to the department's 
graduate program, and teach undergraduate courses. We are 
especially interested in researchers who do 
collaborative/participatory work with community agencies and 
organizations. Candidates must have a PhD in sociology or 
anthropology. Candidates for the first position must have a 
focus on urban sociology/anthropology and/or community 
studies. Candidates for the second position must have a focus 
on health, especially in relation to family well-being, urban 
health issues, and inequality. VCU is an urban university with 
a diverse student body. The department operates a masters-
level graduate program that features a focus on urban social 
problems and urban social change that emphasizes bridging 
basic and applied research and includes a practicum 
highlighting participatory action research. Opportunities also 
exist for building connections with a public policy PhD 
program and doctoral programs on VCU's medical campus, 
the Medical College of Virginia. The positions are nine-month 
appointments with a usual teaching load of three courses a 
semester. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and 
professional experience. Information about the Virginia 
Commonwealth University ( and the Department 
of Sociology and Anthropology ( may 
be found on the Internet. Candidates should submit: (1) a 
letter outlining their qualifications for this position, especially 
their research agenda and history of external funding; (2) a 
curriculum vitae; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., 
course syllabi, student evaluations, and handouts); and (4) 
three letters of recommendation to: 

Search Committee Chair, Department of Sociology and 
Anthropology, P.O. Box 842040, Virginia Commonwealth 
University, Richmond, VA 23284-2040.  

Review of applications will begin after December 1, 2001. 
Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal 
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, 
and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 
 | **Please note new email address: 
dcroteau at**  

David Croteau | Associate Professor | Sociology & 
Anthropology | PO Box
842040 | 
Virginia Commonwealth University | Richmond, VA 23284 

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