Assistant Professor – Sociology

first_imgAssistant Professor responsibilities include teaching courses inthe Sociology curriculum (which may include online, evening, and/orweekend classes); advising students; maintaining active service andresearch agendas; seeking/securing external funding to supportresearch endeavors; serving in advisory positions for studentorganizations, and participating in committee work in thegovernance of the college and the Sociology program. The idealcandidate must possess a doctorate in Sociology; however, ABDcandidates will be considered. The successful applicant should havesome academic teaching experience and a record of researchactivity. Posting NumberTSU202278 % FTE N/A Essential Duties Summary Official TSU TitleAssistant Professor – Sociology Security Sensitive Position?Yes Posting Details Work Experience Close Date07/15/2020 Education * Do you have at least two (2) years of college or universityteaching experience?YesNo Applicants should be dynamic individuals with a demonstratedability to make significant contributions to departmental growth inthe areas of curricular development, teaching, scholarly activity,and research funding. Applicants must also have a demonstratedcommitment to undergraduate and graduate education in an academicenvironment. Hiring RangeCommensurate with experience. 100% Working conditions require following basic safety precautions.Physical demands include moderate physical activity includingprolonged standing and/or walking, handling moderate weight objectsand/or using or carrying equipment. Work may require routinetravel. * Can you provide documented evidence in teaching, scholarlyand research potential?YesNo UA EEO Statement Desired start datecenter_img Teaches classes in the Department of Sociology. Seeks/Securesexternal funding to support research endeavors. Provides academicadvising for students in the department. Provides academic supportto students in the form of assessment, evaluation, and mentoring.Serves on college/school/ and university committees as required.Performs other job-related duties as required. Grant TitleN/A The applicant must have at least two (2) years of college oruniversity teaching experience and must be committed to upholdingexcellence in teaching, research, and service. Working/Environmental Conditions Special Instructions to ApplicantsOpen to all applicants. It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a workenvironment that is free from discrimination for all personsregardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protectedveteran status in its programs, activities, admissions oremployment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictlyobserved in all University employment-related activities such asadvertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employmenttraining, compensation, promotion, termination, and employmentbenefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment anddiscrimination in employment based on race, color, religion,gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin,individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protectedveteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance withthe provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws,including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil RightsAct.Manual of Administrative Policies andProcedures Required Licensing/Certification Requires a Doctorate in Sociology from an accredited college oruniversity; ABD’s will be considered. Job Description Summary / TWC Summary Posting Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Open Until Filled (overrides close field)No Position End Date (if temporary) Position Details * Do you have a Doctorate in Sociology from an accreditedcollege or university? ABD’s will be considered.Doctorate in SociologyABDNone of the above Hours of WorkTBA Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOfficial TranscriptsOptional DocumentsOther DocumentReference Letter 1Reference Letter 2Reference Letter 3last_img read more

Larry Dean Benson, 86

first_imgAt a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on Oct. 4, 2016, the following Minute was placed upon the records. In 1966, on the eve of his tenure review, Larry Dean Benson published “The Literary Character of Anglo-Saxon Formulaic Poetry.” Its timing and subject matter set this article apart, because it pointedly targeted the scholarship of a senior colleague who was about to pass judgment on Larry’s promotion. According to departmental lore, his case went forward despite certain voices in opposition. Such boldness is not surprising in someone who, fresh out of high school, enlisted in the Marines for a five-year tour that took him to Korea, where his unit saw action in the invasion of 1950. His wartime experience puts Larry’s fierce sense of academic freedom into perspective. If he was going to receive tenure, it would be on his own terms.One of the most accomplished American medievalists of the twentieth century, Larry Benson retired in 1999 as the Francis Lee Higginson Professor of English, Emeritus. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of California–Berkeley in 1959, Larry began a long, illustrious career at Harvard, which included several years as Senior Tutor of Quincy House and two stints as chair of the Department of English. He wrote and edited many books, the most important of which were “Art and Tradition in ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’” (1965); Malory’s “Le Morte d’Arthur” (1976); “King Arthur’s Death: The Middle English ‘Stanzaic Morte Arthur,’ and ‘Alliterative Morte Arthure’ (1974); and, most famously, “The Riverside Chaucer” (1987), for which, as general editor, he orchestrated a complex network of collaboration. Stephen Barney, one of the many editors, writes, “Larry did a fantastic job of editing: unfussy, practically always right, capable like truly accomplished people of stepping out of the way when it was appropriate, his eye steadily on the main thing.” Among Larry’s many other publications, a selection of his essays are reprinted in Contradictions: From Beowulf to Chaucer (1995).Larry was a pioneer in the digital humanities long before anyone thought of calling it that. After “The Riverside Chaucer” was completed, he seized the computer tapes from the publisher and, realizing the potential in machine-readable texts, taught himself to code Unix. One result was A Glossarial Concordance to “The Riverside Chaucer” (1993); another was his Chaucer website, which went up in the 1990s and since 2004 has tallied over 83 million visits from students across the world.Larry was a brilliant lecturer whose Core course on The Canterbury Tales enrolled as many as 300 students. One of his teaching fellows, Susanna Fein, recalls his style of lecturing:He characteristically taught with nervous energy, pacing a bit, jingling coins in his pockets, conveying through his own penetrating intelligence the brilliance, humor, and humanity of Chaucer. I learned much by watching him teach—each term was better than the last—never, for me, a repetition. He would enter the room brimming with new ideas born of his editorial attention to Chaucer. Even though I was there to aid the undergraduates, I came to feel like this was a master seminar just for me.He taught a variety of other courses, from surveys to specialized seminars. From 1995 to 2009 he brought his course on The Canterbury Tales to Harvard’s Extension School.What graduate students remember most vividly about Larry are Thursdays. In the late 1970s he started the Medieval Doctoral Conference, during which graduate students and professors gathered to discuss a paper. It was Larry’s way of fostering a scholarly community. The weekly ritual would begin with lunch at a local seafood restaurant, as Christopher Cannon, a former graduate student, recalls:[We would] all get together and enjoy each other’s company, irrespective of what the topic for the seminar was later. The speaker was always invited. And sometimes we did talk about something serious. But it was usually pretty raucous. . . . It really bonded us as a cohort of medievalists (it was so good for our confidence) but he did it all by force of his own happiness.At these lunches Larry’s vigorous, irreverent sense of humor was at its best in exposing the pretensions of those who should know better. He took special delight in celebrity scandals. Later in the afternoon on Thursdays the group would reconvene for the talk, still in a buoyant mood from lunch. No one bothered to think too hard about what kind of professionalization they were inflicting on the graduate students, but it worked. Now over thirty-five years old, the Medieval Doctoral Conference continues to be a centerpiece of the community of medievalists in the English Department.Larry’s self-deprecating manner deflected attention from his enormous accomplishments, but his longtime colleague Derek Pearsall was not fooled:Larry was a master of deceit. He deceived everyone into thinking that he was an idle, irresponsible, philistine son of the Arizona soil, whose main pleasure was in drinking and smoking and telling stories of a generally incorrect nature, and whose greatest delight and cause of self-congratulation was to have put one over on the eastern academic establishment. None of this was true, or nearly none of it. Larry was a scholar of great range and depth of learning whose judgment was meticulous and expressed only on those subjects that he knew about (a rare form of restraint).His distinctive gifts as a scholar included a capacious memory, a philologist’s attention to detail, and a literary critic’s perceptiveness. The voice that emerges from his writing is clear and compelling, always attuned to the literature he loved.His many honors include admission to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1982. In 1974 he was made a fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, an organization he cared about deeply. He also served on the editorial boards of numerous journals and publishing projects.Larry Benson died on Feb. 16, 2015, at the age of 86. Deeply devoted to his family, he was predeceased by his wife, Margaret, and his son Gavin. He is survived by three children—Cassandra, Amanda, and Geoffrey—and by ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.Respectfully submitted,Joseph C. HarrisW. James SimpsonNicholas WatsonDaniel G. Donoghue, Chairlast_img read more

What’s the definition of adventuring?

first_imgSummer at Snowshoe might just be the quintessential definition of adventuring. A chance to increase your vocabulary, as you stockpile new skills and thrills. A place where hiking-boot-mornings turn to bikini-afternoons, fishing flies are chosen as wisely  as swinging clubs, and the thirst for gravity and velocity never goes unquenched. Where a perfectly banked downhill mountain bike line is worshiped as much as a perfectly seared scallop. And where every day is an invitation for more adventure, and more sticky memories. Welcome to summer on the Mountain. Visit us at snowshoemtn.comlast_img

Kyle Busch talks 200th win, hot start to season, what’s next

first_img NASCAR at Richmond: Odds, prediction, sleepers, drivers to watch for Toyota Owners 400 “The guys at JGR (Joe Gibbs Racing) having been building us fast cars, so we are good when we unload at the track,” he said. “Then Adam (Stevens, crew chief) and the guys have really done a nice job of working through practices and getting our cars better throughout the weekend and also making the calls on race day to put us in a position to win.”He continued: “My guys on pit road have been so good, especially at places like Martinsville and Bristol, where track position was really important where they gained us those spots and put us in a better position at the end of the race. I think you need everything to be successful and we have that going on right now and hope we can keep it going, it’s obviously been a great start to the season for us.”Busch will go for his fourth win in the Cup Series and seventh in his career at Richmond Raceway at the Toyota Owners 400 this week. He will take the weekend off from Xfinity Series racing. Kyle Busch has been unstoppable to start the year, winning 10 races — including three Cup events — across the NASCAR national series.In the process, he passed Richard Petty’s all-time wins record with a victory in the TruNorth Global 250 Gander Outdoors race in the Truck Series on March 23. “Being close to 100 on Xfinity, that’s what I said I’d quit at. The Truck stuff, being in the 50s, I’d love to be able to continue on with that, race my trucks. I like that, working with my guys, my team, my company. On the Cup side, as well, too. Somebody asked me, ‘Is 100 a number?’ Sure, we’ll set the next number on the Cup side at 100. It’s going to be hard to get there, no question about that. You might as well set your goals high, go out there and strive to achieve them.”With his 200th win, Busch also had some fun. Along with Omaze, he is giving fans a chance to join him as a VIP guest as another pretty cool opportunity.”We’re partnering with Omaze to fly one lucky fan and a friend out to North Carolina to drive with me in a new 2018 Toyota Camry Rowdy Edition II,” Busch said. “They get VIP passes for the Coca-Cola 600 and (my wife) Samantha will give them a behind-the-scenes tour at the track. And, of course, the coolest thing is they’ll get to take home the car.”He continued: “Proceeds from the campaign will support The Samantha and Kyle Busch Bundle of Joy Fund, which helps couples who are struggling to conceive a child and advocates for infertility education and awareness. Fans can visit Omaze.com/ROWDY until May 6 to enter for their chance to win and help us raise funds for something that’s very near and dear to our family.”There’s some time before the Coca-Cola 600, but in the weeks leading up to the event Busch has been the hottest driver in all series so far this season. He has won all four Truck races he has entered, three of the four he has been in on the Xfinity side and, of course, the three Cup events.But beyond that, he has finished outside of the top six just once in all of his races and even that finish was a top 10. And he may very well have four wins in the Cup Series had he not been caught for a speeding violation at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when he had a lead.Busch has been running very well, but he says his success is far more than about how he has been driving. He now sits at 202 wins all time, as he took home a victory in the Xfinity Series in Texas and another at Bristol Motor Speedway last week, and he has no intention of slowing down anytime soon.“I think anything beyond the recent 200 is just another number,” Busch told Omnisport this week. “I mean, I could go lightly and say 250, or I could reach for the stars and say 300.  What’s wrong with that? Related Newslast_img read more