Sociology Position Description:
Newberry College invites applications for an adjunct faculty position in Sociology beginning in August 2020. Candidates must have a commitment to quality teaching that complements the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department’s engagement with community partnerships, undergraduate research, and focus on social justice. Candidates should be prepared to teach a wide variety of courses in Sociology. The Department and the College are committed to fostering excellence in diversity and inclusion.
About Newberry College: Founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Synod of South Carolina and Adjacent States, the College has maintained its association with the Lutheran Church. Today, Newberry College prepares students in the Lutheran liberal arts tradition through a supportive academic community for lifelong intellectual and personal development, meaningful vocation and engaged citizenship in the global society.
Newberry College is committed to the achievement of academic excellence by students from diverse backgrounds. Our students vary in their socioeconomic status, academic, and cultural diversity. They make us who we are, and we are seeking someone committed to the service and personal attention of our student population. The successful candidate will have intercultural competence and history of success working with students from diverse and underrepresented populations.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in Sociology from an accredited university required. Doctoral Degree preferred. Must have prior teaching experience. Must meet the College criteria for adjunct faculty appointment and have the ability to support the goals and mission of the College and the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Applications: Review of applications will begin June 20, 2020 and continue until position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, graduate transcripts (sent directly from the degree granting institutions) and contact information for three professional references. Electronic application materials (preferred) should be emailed to Dr. Sara Peters, Chair of Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include “Sociology” in the subject line.
Or mail hard copies to:
Dr. Sara Peters
Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
2100 College Street
Newberry, SC 29108
Call for Chapters: OK Boomer: Millennials in Academia
Mitchell B. Mackinem, PhD, Wingate University, USA
Lacy J Ritter, PhD, Wingate University
Anisah Bagasra, PhD, Kennesaw State University, USA
Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline:
Full Chapters Due:
Final Revised Chapter Submission Date:
Millennials are the latest generation to enter higher education institutions as junior faculty, researchers and scholars. As with each generation, they bring new values, perspectives, technological expertise and expectations. Higher education is facing potentially overwhelming challenges in finances, student debt, relevance, and non-traditional hiring. Some institutions are even facing risks of closure. Academic leaders—often Baby Boomers—attempt to meet these challenges while still tied to the traditions of a bygone time. OK Boomer: Millennials in Academia is an edited volume giving voice to millennial academics and their perspective of higher education. The proposed book will consist of approximately 12 chapters of 12-15 pages in length each, with a total page length of approximately 200 pages for the entire book.
Millennials are not simply youthful Gen-Xers or Baby Boomer descendants. They represent a noteworthy change in values, orientation, and tolerance. Boomers are the children of Vietnam and Watergate; the civil rights movement; the war on drugs; and Second Wave feminism. Technology was TV antennas, mimeographed papers, IBM typewriters, and slide rulers. Millennials are natives to technology, with their ever-increasing need for the internet, cell phones, personal computers and social media connectivity. Millennials are more tolerant of sexual identities and racial/ethnic and economic diversity. The contrasts could not be sharper; yet, higher education and academics still operate using many outdated practices in both the structure of institution, work place relations, and teaching methods. Overhead transparencies are replaced by PowerPoint and Prezi, which are only slightly different forms of the same product. Millennials will lead the oncoming changes in higher education and OK Boomer: Millennials in Academia give voices to that future.
Potential Chapter Topics
1. Navigating Non-Traditional Academic Employment
2. Pedagogy and Understanding the Gen-Z Student
3. Technology in the Classroom
4. Teaching from the Margins
5. Breaking through Traditional Barriers
6. Navigating generational differences with Department Politics
7. Mentoring Millennials & Being Mentored
8. Bridging Gaps with Generational Colleagues
9. Researching the Youth – Gen-Z students as the research subjects
10. Inclusivity of New Voices – Women and Minorities
11. Marginal Authors – stigmatized researchers doing research
12. Work-Life Balance
13. Promotion and Tenure
Each potential contributor will submit a 300-word abstract for the potential chapter. From this pool the editors will contact all authors and inform them of the editors’ decisions. Those who are invited to submit a full chapter will have approximately 90 days to submit their contribution. The chapters will then be distributed to other chapter authors for an initial peer review. All contributing authors are expected to peer review one chapter. The editors will collect the reviews and forward them on to the original author(s) for revision. The revision will need to be completed within 60 days. The editors will then review all the revised chapters. Any suggestions will be sent to the authors for a second round of revisions, should that be necessary. As required by the publisher the entire book will be reviewed by an outside peer reviewer. Should any suggestions be necessary, the outside reviewer’s comments will be forwarded to the authors for revision. From the call for abstracts to submission to the publisher will be approximately 18 months.
This publication is anticipated to be released in the fall of 2021.